Standing Against Verbal Attacks
speak these outloud and personalize them for standing against
those praying against you !
Ps 35:1-4 AMP [A Psalm] of David.
CONTEND, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help!
3 Draw out also the spear and javelin and close up the way of those who pursue and persecute me. Say to me, I am your deliverance! 4 Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek and require my life; let them be turned back and confounded who plan my hurt!
Ps 18:17-19 NKJV He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support. 19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Isa 54:17 AMP But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
Rom 12:20-21 AMP But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head. [Prov 25:21,22.] 21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.
2 Thess 3:13-15 AMP And as for you, brethren, do not become weary or lose heart in doing right [but continue in well-doing without weakening]. 14 But if anyone [in the church] refuses to obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed. 15 Do not regard him as an enemy, but simply admonish and warn him as [being still] a brother.
Prov 2:8,12 NKJV He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things,
Prov 3:30 AMP Contend not with a man for no reason--when he has done you no wrong. [Rom 12:18.]
Prov 6:16-19 AMP These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, [Ps 120:2,3.] 18 A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.
Prov 18:10 NKJV The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
Prov 16:7 NKJV When a man's ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Prov 24:28-29 AMP Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and deceive not with your lips. [Eph 4:25.] 29 Say not, I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for his deed. [ Prov 20:22; Matt 5:39,44; Rom 12:17,19.]
Ps 21:11-13 NKJV For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to perform. 12 Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.
Ps 27:11-14 NKJV Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence. 13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Ps 31:15-20 NKJV My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me. Make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies' sake. Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. 19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You,
which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men! 20 You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Ps 32:7 AMP You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Ps 34:5-9 NKJV They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. 6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! 9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
Ps 35:24-28 NIV Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me. 25 Do not let them think, "Aha, just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up." 26 May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. 27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant." 28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.
Ps 43:1 NIV Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from deceitful and wicked men.
Ps 59:1-3 AMP To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] "Do Not Destroy." Of David, a record of memorable thoughts when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. - DELIVER ME from my enemies, O my God; defend and protect me from those who rise up against me. 2 Deliver me from and lift me above those who work evil and save me from bloodthirsty men. 3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce and mighty men are banding together against me, not for my transgression nor for any sin of mine, O Lord.
Ps 135:14 AMP For the Lord will judge and vindicate His people, and He will delay His judgments [manifesting His righteousness and mercy] and take into favor His servants [those who meet His terms of separation unto Him]. [Heb 10:30.]
Jer 11:18 AMP And the Lord gave me [Jeremiah] knowledge of it [their plot], and I knew it; then You [O Lord] showed me their doings.
Hab 3:19 AMP The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [ not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [ spiritual] progress upon my high places [ of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!
Zech 8:17 NKJV Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,'
Says the LORD."
1 Peter 2:12 NIV Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.