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62 Bible Verses About Prison

Here are 62 Bible verses about prison from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Isaiah 61:1 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

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Matthew 25:36 KJV

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

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Hebrews 13:3 KJV

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

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Ezra 7:26 KJV

And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

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Psalms 69:33 KJV

For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

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2 Timothy 2:9 KJV

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

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Leviticus 24:12 KJV

And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.

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Acts 12:5 KJV

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

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2 Corinthians 6:5 KJV

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

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Numbers 15:34 KJV

And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.

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Philippians 1:27 KJV

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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Revelation 2:10 KJV

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

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Jeremiah 52:11 KJV

Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.

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Psalms 34:18 KJV

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

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Acts 21:13-17 KJV

Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge. And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

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Psalms 102:20 KJV

To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

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2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

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Acts 14:22-23 KJV

Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

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Luke 23:19 KJV

(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

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Jonah 2:6 KJV

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

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Psalms 79:11 KJV

Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

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2 Corinthians 11:23 KJV

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

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Acts 26:10 KJV

Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

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Acts 24:23 KJV

And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

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Luke 22:33 KJV

And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.

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Matthew 18:30 KJV

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

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Matthew 11:2 KJV

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

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Daniel 7:10 KJV

A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

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Isaiah 48:10 KJV

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

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Psalms 142:7 KJV

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

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1 Kings 22:27 KJV

And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

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1 Peter 3:19 KJV

By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

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Colossians 4:10 KJV

Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

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James 2:5 KJV

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

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Hebrews 10:34 KJV

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

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2 Timothy 1:16-18 KJV

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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2 Corinthians 10:6 KJV

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

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Acts 8:3 KJV

As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

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Luke 3:20 KJV

Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

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Mark 6:17 KJV

For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife: for he had married her.

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Matthew 25:46 KJV

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

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Isaiah 42:5-8 KJV

Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

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Ecclesiastes 10:4 KJV

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

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Psalms 146:7 KJV

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:

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1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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Matthew 14:10 KJV

And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

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Isaiah 66:9 KJV

Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

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Revelation 20:7 KJV

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

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Jude 1:6 KJV

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Titus 3:5-8 KJV

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

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Galatians 6:1-2 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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Isaiah 42:22 KJV

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

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Isaiah 24:22 KJV

And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

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2 Chronicles 16:10 KJV

Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

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2 Kings 17:4 KJV

And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

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Judges 16:21 KJV

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

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Leviticus 1:3-4 KJV

If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Ephesians 4:1 KJV

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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John 10:10 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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Luke 4:18 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

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Acts 16:24 KJV

Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

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