In this article, we will delve into these intriguing Bible verses about nations against Israel, shedding light on their historical context, spiritual significance, and modern relevance.

Throughout the Old Testament, there are verses that foretell the struggles, conflicts, and even divine protection that the nation of Israel would experience in its journey through history.


Bible Verse About Nations Against Israel

1. Psalm 83:4

“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

2. Ezekiel 38:16

“You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.”


3. Zechariah 12:3

“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”

4. Isaiah 41:11

“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.”


5. Jeremiah 30:11

“I am with you and will save you,” declares the Lord. “Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.”

6. Amos 9:9

“For I will give the command, and I will shake the people of Israel among all the nations as grain is shaken in a sieve, and not a pebble will reach the ground.”


7. Micah 4:11

“But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, ‘Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!'”

8. Zechariah 14:2

“I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.”

9. Obadiah 1:2

“See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.”

10. Psalm 2:1-2

“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed.”

Biblical Warnings of Hostility Toward Israel

11. Genesis 12:3

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

12. Zechariah 2:8

“For this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.'”

13. Zechariah 8:13

“Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse among the nations, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.”

14. Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

15. Deuteronomy 28:7

“The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.”

16. Isaiah 54:15

“If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.”

17. Exodus 23:22

“If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.”

18. Psalm 105:15

“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.”

19. Isaiah 41:14

“Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

20. Zechariah 8:9

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Now hear these words, “Let your hands be strong so that the temple may be built.” This is also what the prophets said who were present when the foundation was laid for the house of the Lord Almighty.'”

Scriptures Portraying Israel’s Struggles with Nations

21. Exodus 1:8

“Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.”

22. Genesis 26:14

“He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.”

23. 2 Chronicles 12:1

“After Rehoboam’s position as king was established and he had become strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the law of the Lord.”

24. Judges 2:14

“In his anger against Israel, the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.”

25. Judges 3:8

“The anger of the Lord burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.”

26. Judges 4:2

“So the Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor.”

27. Judges 6:1

“The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.”

28. Judges 13:1

“Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, so the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.”

29. 2 Kings 17:20

“Therefore the Lord rejected all the people of Israel; he afflicted them and gave them into the hands of plunderers, until he thrust them from his presence.”

30. Jeremiah 15:14

“I will enslave you to your enemies in a land you do not know, for my anger will kindle a fire that will burn against you.”

God’s Promises to Protect Israel in the Bible

31. Psalm 121:4

“Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

32. Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

33. Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

34. Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

35. Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

36. Zechariah 2:5

“And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the Lord, “and I will be its glory within.”

37. Isaiah 54:10

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

38. Ezekiel 34:28

“They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid.”

39. Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

40. Psalm 33:20

“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”

Israel’s Historic Conflicts as Foretold in Scripture

41. 1 Samuel 14:47

“After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them.”

42. Numbers 24:20

“Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: ‘Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction.'”

43. Judges 3:12

“Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and because they did this evil, the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.”

44. 1 Samuel 7:13

“So the Philistines were subdued and they stopped invading Israel’s territory. Throughout Samuel’s lifetime, the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines.”

45. Judges 6:3

“Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and other eastern people invaded the country.”

46. 2 Chronicles 12:3

“With 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen and the innumerable troops of Libyans, Sukkites, and Cushites that came with him from Egypt…”

47. 2 Chronicles 28:5

“Therefore, the Lord his God delivered him into the hands of the king of Aram. The Arameans defeated him and took many of his people as prisoners and brought them to Damascus.”

48. Jeremiah 16:13

“So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.”

49. Hosea 8:8

“Israel is swallowed up; now she is among the nations like something no one wants.”

50. Ezekiel 36:4

“Therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you.”

The Role of Nations in Israel’s Biblical Narrative

51. Isaiah 60:12

“For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.”

52. Isaiah 61:5

“Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.”

53. Zechariah 8:23

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, “Let us go with you because we have heard that God is with you.”‘”

54. Isaiah 14:2

“The nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the Lord’s land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.”

55. Zechariah 8:20-22

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Many peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come, and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, “Let us go at once to entreat the Lord and seek the Lord Almighty. I myself am going.” And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the Lord Almighty and to entreat him.'”

56. Isaiah 2:2

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.”

57. Micah 4:2

“Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

58. Psalm 117:1

“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.”

59. Isaiah 66:18

“And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.”

60. Revelation 21:24

“The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.”


These verses provide us with profound insights into the challenges faced by Israel, the promises of protection, and the ultimate restoration of God’s chosen people.

While these verses reflect the experiences of a specific nation at a specific time, they also offer valuable lessons and spiritual guidance for individuals and nations worldwide.

They remind us of the enduring power of faith, the consequences of disobedience, and the unwavering love of God.

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