There are many bible verses about a strong woman. For example, Naomi in the book of Ruth was a very strong woman because she remained resilient despite losing all the people that she loved.
You might be going through a difficult season and you need bible verses to encourage you that you are stronger than you think or what you see or what you feel.
There are many women in the bible to draw strength from, hope you feel encouraged.
Bible Verses About A Strong Woman
1. 1 John 4:4 – The one who is in you is greater
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Even if you are feeling weak or terrified; the bible says that the one in you is greater; meaning that you are stronger than you think.
2. Ruth 1:5, 20-21 – Naomi had lost everyone she loved yet she proved to be a strong woman
both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. Ruth 1:5
“Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” Ruth 1:20-21
Naomi had lost everything, but she still had the zeal to continue living, meaning that she was a strong woman despite the misfortunes that she suffered. And because of that, she rebuilt a new life with her daughter-in-law Ruth.
3. Ruth 1:16-17, Ruth 2:11 – Naomi chose to stay with her mother-in-law after the passing of her husband
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” Ruth 1:16-17
And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. Ruth 2:11
This scripture shows that Ruth was not a typical daughter-in-law; she was a strong woman. She chose to stay with her mother-in-law instead of going back home to be comforted by her biological family.
4. Esther 2:7,9 – Esther was an orphan but she excelled
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died. She pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem. Esther 2:7,9
Esther could have easily chosen not to strive for a better future or not to pay attention to her uncle Mordecai since she had already lost her parents. These bible verses show that she was a strong woman since she turned out great despite the loss she suffered.
5. Judges 4:4-9 – Deborah had many roles, she was a strong woman
Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”
Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”
“Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. Judges 4:4-9
Judges 4 is also one of the many bible verses about a strong woman. Deborah was a very strong woman; she was a wife, leader, judge and she also didn’t fear going into battle.
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6. Genesis 21:10,14-16 – Hagar was chased away by her baby daddy
and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob. Genesis 21:10, 14-16
Hagar is a very strong woman. The father of her child chased her and her son away without a place to go. She wandered in the desert until her water ran out. She thought it was over with her child but God sustained them.
7. Exodus 2:4-8, Exodus 15:20-21 – Miriam was a strong influential woman
His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
“Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Exodus 2:4-8
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.” Exodus 15:20-21
Miriam was a very influential woman even from a tender age. It was Miriam who proposed to Pharaoh’s daughter to get a Hebrew woman to nurse the child. And even when she was older; all women followed her.
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8. Joshua 1:9 – God commands us to be strong
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
9. Deuteronomy 31:6 – Another command to be strong
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.”
10. Isaiah 40:31 – God will renew her strength
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
11. Psalms 27:1 – She is fearless
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?
12. Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is her strength
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
13. 1 Chronicles 16:11- Seek the Lord and His strength
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
14. 1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation can overtake her
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
15. Philippians 4:13 – Christ strengthens you
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
16. 2 Timothy 1:7 – God did not give us the spirit of fear
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
17. Psalm 46:5 – She will not be moved
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
18. Psalm 23:4 – She will fear no evil
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
19. Isaiah 26:17 – Labour is hard but she endures it
As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth, She writhes and cries out in her labor pains, Thus were we before You, O Lord.
20. Psalm 144:12 – The bible regards daughters as pillars
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;
Proverbs Strong Woman
21. Proverbs 31:3 – A woman is too powerful
Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.
22. Proverbs 31:17 – Her arms are strong for her tasks
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
23. Proverbs 31:25 – a woman is clothed with strength
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
24. Proverbs 14:1 – A woman is strong, she can either build or destroy
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
This means that women are too strong by nature and they can choose to direct their energy toward building or demolishing.
25. Proverbs 21:19
Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.