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Want to know what the Bible says about nightmares? Here are 45 Bible verses about nightmares from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 3:24 NIV
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
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James 4:7 NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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Proverbs 19:23 NIV
The fear of the Lord leads to life;
    then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
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Proverbs 6:22 NIV
When you walk, they will guide you;
    when you sleep, they will watch over you;
    when you awake, they will speak to you.
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Mark 9:23 NIV
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
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Ecclesiastes 5:3 NIV
A dream comes when there are many cares,
    and many words mark the speech of a fool.
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Jeremiah 31:26 NIV
At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.
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Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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Job 7:13-14 NIV
13 When I think my bed will comfort me
    and my couch will ease my complaint,
14 even then you frighten me with dreams
    and terrify me with visions,
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2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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John 14:27 NIV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
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Exodus 20:5-6 NIV
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
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Matthew 12:43-45 NIV
43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
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Luke 8:2 NIV
and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
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1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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1 John 4:4 NIV
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
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