The word stronghold is found 70 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 50 most powerful Bible scriptures on strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 Chronicles 12:16
And some of the men of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold to David.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 4:4
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Samuel 23:14
And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Samuel 22:2
He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.”
2 Samuel 22:3
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.”
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.
And give no opportunity to the devil.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.
“I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me.”
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.”
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues.”
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.
And you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.