You can also view the scriptures for “Raising One’s Hands in a Worship Service.”

All the scriptures in the NIV Bible for you to consider about waving a flag or raising a banner during a worship service are listed below.

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the NIV Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete will have an asterisk after their references.


15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. Exodus 17:15

4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Psalm 20:4–5

4 But for those who fear you [God], you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow. Psalm 60:4

22 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I will beckon to the nations, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their hips.” Isaiah 49:22

10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations. 11 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.’ ” 12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted. Isaiah 62:10–12

2 “Announce and proclaim among the nations, lift up a banner and proclaim it; . . . .” Jeremiah 50:2*

Other Scriptures to Consider

1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: 2 “The Israelites are to camp around the tent of meeting some distance from it, each of them under their standard and holding the banners of their family.” Numbers 2:1–2

14 The divisions of the camp of Judah went first, under their standard. Numbers 10:14a*

4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love. Song of Solomon 2:4

4 You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, as lovely as Jerusalem, as majestic as troops with banners. Song of Solomon 6:4

26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations . . . . Isaiah 5:26a*

10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

12 He will raise a banner for the nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth. Isaiah 11:12

2 Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles. Isaiah 13:2

3 All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it. Isaiah 18:3

27 “Lift up a banner in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations!” Jeremiah 51:27ab*