50 Most Important Bible Verses to Memorize

50 Best Bible Verses to Memorize
Usually I write about marriage, but I took a detour recently to compile a list of my 50 favourite Bible verses. After all, if we want our relationships to go well, we need God at the center of them. So let’s learn more of God’s Word!

I’ve put together this list of the 50 Bible verses I think are wonderful to memorize. Of course, these aren’t the ONLY great verses in the Bible, and you may have your own favorites that aren’t here. That’s fine! But I thought it was important to start somewhere, and so I put this list together.

I know many families want to memorize verses together, but they don’t know where to start. Here you go. One a week for a year. Even if this is all you ever memorize, you will have God’s word in your heart for most of the key verses in the Bible. I’m going to type the list with the verses first, and then at the end include a list of just the references, if you want those to just copy and paste.

Why not make little memory verse cards out of 3×5 cards, and keep them at the dinner table? Then every night you can go over this week’s verse. By the end of the year, you’ll have all of these memorized! (I even have these available as printables now to make it easier for you! Find out more here.)

I chose these because they’re a cross-section of doctrine, promises, and comfort. You may want to add others, or to substitute. Feel free. Consider this a starting point, not anything definitive. I hope you you find it useful! All verses here are from the NIV.

List of 50 Best Bible Verses to Memorize

God

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Genesis 1:1 Wall Decal

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Salvation

John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”

Ephesians 2:8,9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

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2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Assurance

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Isaiah 40:30-31
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.

Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart ,and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Psalm 27:1
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?

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Christian Life

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Psalm 37:4,5
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this.

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

James 1:22
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

1 John 4:7,8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Philippians 4:6,7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Scripture

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Confession/Temptation

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out, so that you can stand up under it.

Mission

Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

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Matthew 25:40
The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.


50 Bible Verses to Memorize Printables

50 Bible Verses to Memorize Cards

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Bigger challenges:

If you want to memorize whole chapters, here are my top 5:

Isaiah 53
Psalm 23
1 Corinthians 13
John 15
Psalm 139

These chapters are all important; I have left them out of the top 50 verses because I couldn’t choose just one or two verses from any of them. The whole thing is great. So if you’re up for a family challenge, memorize a chapter.

Look at it this way: if you spend one year memorizing the fifty verses, and the next year reviewing those fifty and memorizing a chapter, and then go back to those fifty verses again to make sure you have them down, and then the next year go back and do a different chapter, and so on, over the course of ten years you’ll have 50 verses and 5 chapters so committed to memory there is no way anyone could ever forget it.

And I think knowing fewer verses, but knowing them inside and out, is sometimes more beneficial in the long run than trying to make yourself learn a verse a day or something.

So print this out and use it with your family!

Now, here are just the references if you want to copy and paste:

1. Isaiah 9:6
2. Isaiah 40:28
3. Genesis 1:1
4. John 3:16-17
5. Romans 3:23
6. Romans 6:23
7. Revelation 3:20
8. John 14:6
9. Ephesians 2:8,9
10. 2 Corinthians 5:17
11. Romans 8:28
12. Isaiah 40:30-31
13. Romans 8:38-39
14. Matthew 11:28-30
15. Psalm 27:1
16. Jeremiah 29:11
17. Hebrews 13:8
18. 2 Peter 3:9
19. Lamentations 3:22-23
20. 2 Corinthians 12:9
21. 2 Corinthians 4:18
22. Psalm 37:4,5
23. Proverbs 3:5,7
24. Philippians 4:13
25. Galatians 2:20
26. James 1:22
27. Colossians 3:23
28. 1 Corinthians 15:58
29. James 4:7
30. Luke 16:13
31. 1 John 4:7,8
32. Galatians 5:22-23
33. Hebrews 12:1-2
34. Acts 1:8
35. Romans 12:1-2
36. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
37. Psalm 19:14
38. Philippians 4:6,7
39. 2 Timothy 3:16
40. Psalm 119:105
41. Psalm 119:11
42. Hebrews 4:16
43. 1 John 1:9
44. James 5:16
45. 1 Corinthians 10:13
46. Micah 6:8
47. Matthew 25:40
48. Matthew 28:19-20
49. Matthew 5:16
50. Ephesians 6:12

Happy memorizing!

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Comments

  1. Ashley Pichea says:

    >Thank you for sharing this list! It's great to have a place to start!

  2. >Lovely – thank you! This is exactly what I've been wanting. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    >I like the way you think!
    This is great and motivates me to work with my family on memorizing the Word!

  4. Donna @ Way More Homemade says:

    >What a wonderful list, Sheila. Thank you for posting it. I will copy this and probably work through the list with my family.

  5. The Happy Domestic says:

    >Thank you Sheila. As much as I love reading your blog regularly, the Word of God speaks for itself. Just reading the Word is like eating Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings – delightful and satisfying.

  6. Jo Princess Warrior says:

    >Great list – thank you!

  7. >An elderly pastor once told me that scripture memorization among people took a nosedive once all the different translations of the Bible came out (he admitted he must have 40 different translations on his own bookshelf). Before, when everybody used the King James (which is easy to memorize because the old language is melodic), everybody memorized scripture the same way. Now it is confusing with everybody using a different translation, and many of them written so the verses are hard to memorize.

    Memorization is a good thing.

  8. >Sheila, may I copy this and put it on my blog and make a link back to yours?

  9. Anonymous says:

    >Thanks Sheila. Just so you know though, there are only 49 verses on your list. On the condensed list at the bottom of the page, number 41 says "Confession/Temptation". This prompted me to count the verses you have provided and sure enough, 49 wonderful verses!

  10. >Great list! i give the girls i disciple memory verses each time we meet and several are on here. & i really love the 2 Tim. 3:16 verse–something that I learned during my religious studies classes in college that is so helpful is that of course when 2 Tim was written the only "scripture" it was referring to was the Old Testament as the New Testament had not yet been compiled. Of course we can apply it to the NT as well, but that is really useful information for anyone who questions the use and validity of the Old Testament.

  11. >Anonymous: Thank you!!! I missed that. I added another verse, and now there really are 50!

    Mary, you're welcome to use this list as long as you link to my blog and say something lovely about how amazing I am!

  12. >Love this. Totally what I've been looking for and now it's from a source I "know" and trust. I've been making a daily commitment to read the whole Bible in a year (it really only ends up being 15min per day) and I wanted to add memorization to it but didn't have a clue where to start.
    So I'm going to print it out and put it on my index cards and dive in. As soon as I get some paper in my printer…
    Thanks so much for all the awesome posts!

  13. Herding Grasshoppers says:

    >Sheila,

    You're so encouraging! 50 verses can sound like a lot, but one a week is very do-able.

    We're working on a chapter now, but I'll probably come back to your list.

    Didn't you post (quite a while ago) your system for memory verses and review? I seem to remember 3×5 cards in a series of piles, but not how it worked. Could you link to it, in your post?

    Thanks!

    Julie

  14. >Tessa, Thanks for your kind words!

    And Julie, thanks for remembering that post! I just checked, and it's over a year old now!

    But yes, if you want a system to memorize things and make sure that they stay in memory, read this post:
    http://tolovehonorandvacuum.blogspot.com/2010/01/works-for-me-wednesday-bible-memory.html

    Happy memorizing!

  15. >Nice list! (found you via Twitter) I have linked to this on Benefits of Copywork to help folks looking for scripture for copywork.

  16. >These are great! Thank you for posting them. :)

    Amanda

  17. Anonymous says:

    >Thank you for posting this list, Sheila. I think that if you memorize verses, you can call them to mind to give you strength. For me, 2010 was a challenging year, and there were days that the words of Philippians 4:13 helped keep me going :-)

  18. tiffany@tea with tiffany says:

    >Always good to remember God's Word. I'm doing the memory verses with the Siestas online with Beth Moore. I actually think I missed the one for Feb. 1st. :)

    Great tool here.

    Thanks for sharing, Sheila.

    Hugs from the arctic zone of Colorado..

    Tiffany

  19. Amber from Missouri says:

    >I have been studying this and it has really helped me know gods word better.. For how many verses are in the bible 50 may not seem like much but they are very great verses and definately work on the heart Thank You So Much

  20. What a fabulous idea, Sheila! Scripture memorization is an integral part of our children’s program at our church – which I love. In addition to those we-should-all-know-them verses, it’s good to memorize a few that speak specifically to you. Among my favorite verses is Isaiah 43:2-3a – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” I need a reminder at times that God has not promised a lack of hardship, but His constant presence and security when we are in distress. Thanks for this great post!

  21. I have made a website with several resources to help memorize popular bible verses: http://www..jacksonlearning.com.
    Under “Top 100 Bible Verses” you can memorize the text of popular verses; under “Memorize Texts” you can learn entire books of the bible, and the “Multi-Choice Quizzes” section has a bible verse quiz also.
    Hope this helps. Time and time again I’ve been surprised at how much my understanding of somethign improves when I commit it to memory.

  22. Wow, excited I found this list! I used to work at memorizing verses regularly, but I”m out of the habit. I should get back in it! Alas, I might be home full time, but its so easy to get really busy just doing things that time in the Word gets relegated to “when I have time”. Got to change that.
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  23. Jerry Walters says:

    I want to give someone a book as a gift. The book would have listed in it the top 100 most often memorized or quoted verses in the Bible. Does such a book exist?

  24. Thank you for posting! I lead a 7th grade boys small group (about 25 boys). I was looking for a list I could use to challenge them this year on a memory verse contest. I pick one a week from your list and send it out to my guys…. We are 6 weeks in and it has been great so far.

    Thanks again!

  25. Thank you for sharing this list with others. I liked that you put both the verse and the reference because somethimes you only find the references but can’t actually read them.
    Let me tell you that when I started memorizing bible verses I have trouble knowing where to start (I was also “new” to the bible so I needed some direction) and this list would’ve been very helpful.
    I now know most of these (though I copy 3 or four to my list) but for someone starting this is an amazing list.

  26. Thank you! I’m pinning and encouraging the young parents in our church to take notice.

    • Glad you still found the post, Elizabeth! I realized this was going viral on Pinterest, and decided I had better have a picture from the Creative Commons rather than the one I had before. So glad you still recognized it!

  27. Thank you for sharing these verses…love your blog plan to visit again! :0)

  28. Thank you for this list. I copied it and printed it off, and we have been adding a memory verse to our home school studies. We’ve been adding one verse a week, while we keep repeating the ones we’ve learned. We’re up to our fourth verse now. Thank you.

    Hugs,
    Melinda
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  29. robin williams says:

    So far you must have tried various methods to memorize Bible verses, but sometimes we are not able to remember it correctly. One of my friends gave me an excellent idea to memorize the Bible verses. He showed me his android phone to which he had downloaded an application which puts holy verses on your phone wallpaper. What is more amazing is that the verses keep on changing after some time. In today’s world everyone keeps their phone with themselves every time, so whenever you see your phone you see a verse. What could be more better way to memorize the verses other than this. The application can be downloaded from the link
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nbs.free.goodfriday
    to your android phone.
    You can send the verse as a message to your friend or post the verse to your friend’s facebook wall.
    What could be more better way to share the Word Of The Lord. God bless us all.

  30. Thank you so much for this list especially the complete chapters that you have pointed out…Im trying to come back to the Lord and get to know him better and you gave me a great place to start!!! Thanks!! God bless you!!!

  31. Sebastian says:

    It helps a lot, and maybe is the best way, to memorize listening to music, specially if the music is word for word, verbatim. There is a band that has the Bible in songs, and it’s unique in that the author has been working in the songs for over 35 years and have a high quality. This is the website: http://www.abunoahiii.com

  32. Hello Shelia, what a great idea, I am excited about starting to memorizing these scriptures..

    Dale

  33. everyday i’m searching bible verse in the internet. i found your site and thank u for helping and sharing with ur memory verse thank u so much more power send me a lot of inspired verse in my facebook maria monica lopez or my ym mariamonica_lopez@yahoo.com.

  34. Saffiertje says:

    Thank you for sharing this awsome list! As a child I learned to memorize a lot of verses! It still helps me nowadays to use them… It’s so important to learn Gods word by heart! I try to learn the kids vses to memorize also… Molstly in alternatives as a rap or with other things as songs…
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  35. Thanks a lot of the list :)

  36. Thank you for sharing. I printed them and cant wait to start reading everyday!

  37. heather says:

    I really enjoyed reading this list. Found you on pinterest. Thank you for posting this.

  38. andrea butler says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these verses and wisdom.
    I marked them all in my Bible and they are indeed a source of joy, assurance and stregnth for me!
    God bless
    Andrea

  39. Found this via Pinterest. LOVE!!

  40. Jim Wyche says:

    Thank you for this!

  41. The “like” button for FB is below every post, but there isn’t a share button. I don’t know if it is my computer or your site, but I thought I would let you know.
    I love, love, love your list!
    You have all of my favorites organized in a way that I have never done!
    Thanks so much!

  42. I Pin’d this!!

  43. I just want to respond to the person who thinks Sheila MUST use the KJV. Don’t you think our God is bigger than that?

    • Hi Glenda! Thanks! And for those wondering what Glenda’s talking about, I deleted a pretty nasty comment today! I want this blog post to be one that builds families up and encourages them to immerse themselves in the Word of God, not a post that bashes anybody. So honestly, if you write comments that bash people, I will gleefully delete them!

  44. Brenda Brown says:

    This was great & very helpful.

  45. Take in the words that Jesus said. It just hit me like a ton of bricks.
    Matthew 25: 40

  46. It was wonderful thank you so much.

  47. Is there a way to print the 50 Bible blog?

  48. Thanks …

  49. Thanks for rayin the time to post these. I know most of these by heart and was really encourage and blessed to read all of these right now.

  50. Thank you for this great list!!!

  51. Thank u for extracting such wonderful and blessing live word of God in this Site…….

    I am blessed by having just a glimpse on it…

    Thank u once more!

    Andrew Yanwago!

    IFBPCS India.

  52. This is such a good resource! I believe the same as you people just aren’t doing these things anymore, but we should be. I remember my parents would have us memorize a new verse every couple of weeks and recite it to the family. I still remember a lot of those verses and hope to do the same with my kids. Will be sharing!
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  53. Thank you for this post! I love it. I just recently purchased a chalk board to write a verse a week and you have it all laid out for me. Thank you & God bless!

  54. thank you so much! One of my resolutions for 2013 was to memorize a bible verse every week of the year, and this list is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for blessing me and so many others with it!

  55. Thank you for sharing! Really makes it easier for me to fit in scripture time with my family! :)

  56. I like the fact that you have listed some good scriptures to “memorize”. But I could do without the ads and the sex book on the side. Geez.

    • Ummmm….this is my blog and I write about marriage. The 50 Bible verses to memorize is something that I take very seriously. Christians SHOULD be memorizing Scripture. And Christians SHOULD have great marriages.

      I’m sorry if writing about marriage offends you, but I would gracefully inform you that this is my blog, and I went to the trouble of putting this list together to help others. In a way, I invited you into my home and I served you food. If you were invited into someone’s home you would not criticize the decor, so perhaps you should not criticize someone’s blog when you visit.

      Please, in the spirit of Christian unity, remember that what you say in a comment has the capacity to hurt people. The internet is not here only for your enjoyment to get what you want; other people have worked to provide that content. It would be better to say thank you and leave it at that rather than criticize without thinking. There are real people behind each blog, and Christian love would say that we should be gracious and be thankful rather than be snarky and critical.

      • I pinned this after a friend from church had pinned it! I also made a New Year’s “To Do” list and memorizing these verses (specifically the ones I haven’t already!) is on that list! In my personal blog I sent a link to your page hoping others will be interested in digging deeper! Thanks for this list!

        I also have read some of your marriage posts, too. I want to thank you for being so open and honest there, as well!

      • Amen

  57. This site posted inspirational images for its top 10 Bible verses: http://kingjamesonline.org/most-popular-bible-verses-of-2012/

  58. Thank you so much for sharing this! I use it as a reference! :)

  59. Bridgette says:

    This was great! Thanks so much for posting it! God Bless :)

  60. Beautiful post. It is such a great idea to memorize Scripture for various times of life! God bless you and yours!

  61. Elizabeth Self says:

    I read another mom’s blog that was also speaking about memorizing scripture. She talked about how she was convicted one day while reading a Dr. Suess book with her small child. She realized that they had memorized the whole book. That is when she came up with the idea of making her own board book with scripture to read with her children, and to pass along to their children someday. We have a captive audience and they are little sponges. Let’s use God’s word to fill their little hearts and minds instead of what the world has to offer. =o)

  62. Brandon Bandhaue says:

    interesting that Ruth didn’t get onto your list (where you go, i go…)–oversite, or just so ingrained into your life as a given?

    • Everybody has their favourite verses! These are the 50 that I find most speak to me about my faith in Christ, but if another verse is better to you, then by all means substitute some!

      The important thing is that we’re memorizing, and that God is becoming more anchored in our minds and in our hearts. And so people should choose the verses that speak the most to them. But if people are lost and don’t know where to start, here are the ones that I find the most basic.

      Personally, all of Philippians 3:4-14 speak to me the most, but I didn’t include them because I think these are the more basic doctrinal ones. I think everybody should choose the ones that mean the most to them!

  63. Just wanted to say thanks for standing up for what’s right in this dark world. People may not want it put aleast its there for us who do. Keep up the great work

  64. I believe this is a GREAT idea. My husband is always saying the girls need to learn more memory verses and how doing this will help with their reading. I can teach the girls of The Lord, increase their reading and please my husband. Woo Hoo! Go me!!

    Blessings~
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  65. Thank you so much! We recently decided to stop going to AWANA due to scheduling conflicts with our new church and I miss so badly the verse memorization. You are right it is hard to know where to start! I do so appreciate your list of a very thought out group of verses! All of which are so important to have memorized! Again, from the bottom Of my heart thank you!

  66. Howard Dougal says:

    I have a similar list, and I also prefer the KJV to all others. Don’t you just love the word of God?!
    Genesis 1:26-27
    Genesis 39:9
    Exodus 20:3-17
    Exodus 33:11
    Leviticus 19:18
    Deuteronomy 7:3-4
    Joshua 1:8
    Joshua 24:15
    1 Samuel 16:7
    Job 19:25-26
    Psalm 24:3-4
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Isaiah 1:18
    Isaiah 29:13-14
    Isaiah 53:3-5
    Isaiah 55:8-9
    Jeremiah 16:16
    Ezekiel 37:15-17
    Daniel 2:44-45
    Amos 3:7
    Malachi 3:8-10
    Malachi 4:5-6
    Matthew 5:14-16
    Matthew 6:24
    Matthew 16:15-19
    Matthew 25:40
    Luke 24:36-39
    John 3:5
    John 7:17
    John 10:16
    John 14:15
    John 17:3
    Acts 7:55-56
    Romans 1:16
    1 Corinthians 10:13
    1 Corinthians 15:20-22
    1 Corinthians 15:29
    1 Corinthians 15:40-42
    Ephesians 4:11-14
    2 Thessalonians 2:1-3
    2 Timothy 3:1-5
    2 Timothy 3:16-17
    Hebrews 5:4
    James 1:5-6
    James 2:17-18
    Revelation 14:6-7
    Revelation 20:12-13

  67. Martine Irumva says:

    i really love to memorize bible verses i think this will be a greater help. i paid online but i don’t know how to print them please help me

  68. Christine says:

    Love, love, LOVE this list! I added a few more to the Salvation section especially the very first sermon to the new testament Christians out of the book of Acts 2:37-42 when they cried out to the apostles, “what must we do to be saved,” after they had just been told they had crucified the Lord and Savior. “Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38. Thanks so much! =O)

  69. I just came across your blog this morning. Thank u so much for creating this. I believe that being in God’s word daily is a must when raising little ones. My friends and I made a packed not to long ago to read one chapter per day and to keep each other accountable for it. It’s been amazing!! The more we read the more we find our selves inspired to do more. Have a blessed day!! ~Denni

  70. These verses were amazing I learned so much -thank you

  71. Kim Harris says:

    Thank you for this help getting started to be serious about memorizing. I know I can do this and now is the time, amen

  72. Great list! Thanks for taking the time to compile it. Memorizing scripture, especially with our kids, is so crucial. I have found the following system beyond helpful not only for memorizing but also retaining. Only takes 5 minutes a day and its so cheap to put together. Hope someone else can be blessed by it as well!
    http://treasuringhiscommands.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-word-i-have-hidden-in-my-heart.html?m=1

  73. Hi Sheila, what a blessing 4 ur wed site, excided about ordering ur Bible scriptures, does the 3×5 cards come n large print? God bless u, ur sister n Christ. Danita

  74. I have been looking for something like this for many years. It fits in with anyones schedules no matter how busy you are. We all read adds. Read this instead!
    God bless to all.

  75. Love to have the printable ones in KJV.

  76. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. What an inspirational read. You should take a moment to put these verses to audio and distribute the mp3s. I think it would be a nice way to affirm their message. I could listen during my commute to and from work :)
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  77. I made a great start with Bible memorization this year . . . and then it petered out. Thank you for this list. It will get me back on track.
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  78. God bless you all, I’m a convert from islam , I love christianity. I was taught to hate christianity but I love how I teached myself everything even though I’m pretty young. I was saved by our beloved God and I just wanted to let you know that even though islam is tempting u into converting plz run away fast, fast because islam has ruined my life but thanks to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit I am finally free, at last!

  79. Chaplain Anthony Weaver says:

    I thank God for the word

  80. It is a wonderful list. Thanks.

  81. Wow! U made it easier for me.

  82. I love this! I wish I could just print it right now!

  83. Christine says:

    Great bible verses! Thank you from San Jose, CA :)

  84. Awesome!i reffered this to my BFF.!!

  85. Thank you so much for this wonderful great idea in the Lord with the little cards at the table I’m going to spread the news to my family and friends that was a great thing that you did and may God bless you richly.
    Love..in Christ…Maureen

  86. Kay Porter says:

    Please let me know when the NIV Bible cards are available. I would be very interested in buying them for my children. THANKS!! Kay Porter

  87. Thank you very much the words they comfort me well in my fears.

  88. Pamela Masai says:

    Thanks shaila for all of the encouraging vers and helping children in Kenya.

  89. I Thank god for You and your Ministry.

  90. Thank you!

  91. It’s been a great deal of help thank u so much :)

  92. this is a great resource, GOD bless you for this great work.

  93. Anonymous says:

    Let us not forget under Salvation Matthew 16:16.

  94. Bonnie Toney says:

    Thanks, Shiela! My husband & I stumbled on your site while looking for some bible verses to memorize together!

  95. God bless you all for your wonderful work that you are doing for the lord.
    http://jesusislordministries-uganda.com

  96. Great list. I am excited about teaching the kids these and rememorizing them myself!

  97. This is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing. It made my morning devotion… Again, thank you!

  98. Janet Cecil Ita says:

    Many thanks Shaila for sharing this wonderful experience with they that thirst and hungry for God. May God bless you. You are a blessing to me. Thanks

  99. Hippie4ever says:

    Wish you had it downloadable in KJV

  100. Reading the scriptures is just like eating fresh food from my pots in the kitchen, They word of God is like a lamp on to my feet , especially the book of isaiah 9:6 and Isaiah 40:28.if other people are reading the same like us the world will be a better place for us.

  101. Tebogo Jeffrey Gole says:

    Thank you,for wonderfull list.

  102. God is my everything…without him I’m nothing! :)

  103. Thank you for making all believers understand the importance of memorising God’s Word. I am encouraging most of the people I meet to help their people to do this. It is a command given by God Himself. Bless you.

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