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Want to know what the Bible says about War? Here are 314 Bible verses about War 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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Ecclesiastes 3:8 NIV
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
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Matthew 24:6 NIV
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
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Jeremiah 51:20 NIV
“You are my war club,
    my weapon for battle—
with you I shatter nations,
    with you I destroy kingdoms,
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James 4:1-2 NIV
4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
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Deuteronomy 20:1-4 NIV
20 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
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Romans 12:18 NIV
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
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Isaiah 2:4 NIV
He will judge between the nations
    and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
    nor will they train for war anymore.
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Ephesians 6:11 NIV
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
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Isaiah 25:8 NIV
    he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
    from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
    from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
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2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
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Proverbs 21:15 NIV
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
    but terror to evildoers.
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Romans 12:19 NIV
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
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Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
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Romans 13:4 NIV
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
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Matthew 10:28 NIV
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
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Exodus 15:3 NIV
The Lord is a warrior;
    the Lord is his name.
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Exodus 20:13 NIV
“You shall not murder.
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1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
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1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV
“Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”
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Matthew 5:9 NIV
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
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