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40 Bible Verses About Stress and Hard Times

Here are 40 Bible verses about stress and hard times from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 17:17 KJV

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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Isaiah 32:18 KJV

And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

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2 Corinthians 4:8 KJV

And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

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Acts 1:14 KJV

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

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1 Samuel 1:15 KJV

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

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Matthew 6:31 KJV

And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunken neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

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Matthew 26:40 KJV

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

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Psalms 46:1 KJV

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

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Proverbs 31:6 KJV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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Luke 19:8 KJV

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

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Proverbs 25:19 KJV

And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

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Exodus 13:17 KJV

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

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1 Samuel 30:6 KJV

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

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John 7:17 KJV

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

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Matthew 20:16 KJV

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

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Romans 5:3 KJV

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

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1 Peter 4:19 KJV

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

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2 Timothy 3:1 KJV

Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

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Psalms 112:7 KJV

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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Psalms 32:6 KJV

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

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2 Thessalonians 3:16 KJV

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

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Proverbs 17:1 KJV

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

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1 Samuel 16:18 KJV

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

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2 Chronicles 19:5 KJV

Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

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Matthew 4:23 KJV

And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

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Luke 21:25 KJV

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

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1 Corinthians 7:26 KJV

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

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Luke 12:58 KJV

I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

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Luke 21:26 KJV

When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

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Ezekiel 9:4 KJV

Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

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Hebrews 6:4 KJV

And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

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Isaiah 37:3 KJV

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

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Matthew 6:28 KJV

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

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Proverbs 31:7 KJV

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

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John 3:4 KJV

Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

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Proverbs 24:10 KJV

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

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Matthew 5:45 KJV

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

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Galatians 1:15 KJV

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

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Romans 13:1 KJV

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,

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Psalms 118:5 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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