7 Bible Verses for US Veterans and Soldiers

1. Joshua 1:9

"…Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

(Photo: Public Domain)Soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


2. Psalms 33:20-22

"Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you."

(Photo: AP Images / Rafiq Maqbool)U.S soldiers of Combined Security Transition Command stand silent and bow their heads during a ceremony marking Veterans Day at the Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008.


3. 2 Samuel 22:2-4

And he said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, Thou dost save me from violence. "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; And I am saved from my enemies."

(Photo: REUTERS / Omar Sobhani)U.S. soldiers salute at ceremony celebrating Veterans Day at the Bagram airfield, north of Kabul November 11, 2011.


4. Ephesians 6:11

"Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."

(Photo: Reuters/Bob Strong)U.S. Army soldiers walk back to their base after a patrol near Combat Outpost Nolen in Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar in this April, 2011 file photo.


5. John 15:13

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

(Photo: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)A woman watches as soldiers from the Army's 4th Infantry Division arrive at a homecoming ceremony in Fort Hood, Texas November 28, 2006. The division returned after spending a one year tour in Iraq.


6. 1 Corinthians 16:13

"Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong."

(Photo: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov)Soldiers of the Army National Guard 162 Engineer Company attached with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion of U.S. Marine Corps stay next to a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle in Afghanistan, March 6, 2010.


7. Psalms 46:1

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

(Photo: AP Images / Dusan Vranic)U.S. soldiers pray as they celebrate Easter with a sunrise service at Camp Victory, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 23, 2008.