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How many times does the word Courage, Courageous and Courageously appear in the Bible?

Updated on January 24, 2015

For these words and verses I will be using the KJV.

After the move of Courageous was released I started thinking. How many times does the word courageous appear in the bible. I started looking and found it in both the old and new testaments. I also noticed the word courage was listed several times. This is what started me thinking, if I wanted to know maybe others did as well.

So I started looking and researching for these words. What I have done is broken the lists down into three sections. They are Courage, Courageous and Courageously. Each section below has the full verse as it appears in the King James version of the bible. I hope they will help you delve deeper into the scriptures.

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Courage in the Bible

Numbers 13:20 - And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:7 - And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

Deuteronomy 31:23 - And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

Joshua 1:6 - Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Joshua1:9 - Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:18 - Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Joshua 2:11 - And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

Joshua 10:25 - And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.

2 Samuel10:12 - Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

1Chronicles 19:13 - Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

1Chronicles 22:13 - Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

1Chronicles 28:20 - And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles - 15:8 - And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.

Ezra 10:4 - Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Psalm 27:14 - Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 31:24 - Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Isiah 41:6 - hey helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

Daniel 11:25 - And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.

Acts 28:15 - And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

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Courageous in the Bible

Joshua 1:7 - Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

Joshua 23:6 - Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

2 Samuel 13:28 - Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

2 Chronicles 32:7 - Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

Amos 2:16 - And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

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Courageously in the Bible

2 Chronicles 19:11 - And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

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      PaigSr 24 months ago from State of Confussion

      @ladyguitarpicker - Wecome

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      stella vadakin 24 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Thanks for your wonderful Hub. Stella

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      blestman lm 3 years ago

      Love the Bible trivia. Thanks

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @WinWriter: Thanks glad you fond something you can use.

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      WinWriter 3 years ago

      I loved that movie! I've seen it several times. This is a great topic for a lens. I didn't realize how many times the word Courageous was mentioned in the Bible. Well done :)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      all that courage! maybe in need of courageous bravery medal

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      @tedwritesstuff24: And one well worth having the courage to publish.

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      TedWritesStuff 3 years ago

      A Courageous lens ;-)

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      Joan Hall 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I really enjoyed the movie "Courageous".

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      Fear is actually against the commandments of God. Liked!

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      Pastor Cher 4 years ago from United States

      Courage is something you receive after you take it. We have a part. For the LORD said, Be strong and take courage. I am so glad that you listed the references for people to read.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      Good job in putting up those verses on courage. Bible is the best place to find those words. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens- thanks so much!