The Bible is a very powerful tool that God tells us to use in our lives every day.  It is a lamp that lights the way and shows us how to act (Psalm 119:105).  It is food for our souls that makes us strong (I Peter 2:2).  It is a sword that is able to show us right from wrong (Hebrews 4:12). 

 

God wants you to learn His Word so that you have the use of all these tools.  In fact, we are told that if we concentrate on learning the Bible and doing what it says, then God will show us what to do to live a successful Christian life and He will give us the power to do it (Joshua 1:9; Proverbs 3:5-6).

 

We want to help you do just that.  We want to challenge you to learn just 1-2 verses a week for the next year …  It will change your life!  And it is totally doable … here are some simple suggestions to make it easy:

1. Pick a verse or two from the list below.  The list contains internet links to the verses ... just click on the references.  At the very bottom of the page are buttons to help you access downloadable lists if you want to print off the verse list.  If you have a Bible of your own, then we suggest you find the verses in your Bible and mark them by neatly underlining the words or by using a light colored highlighting marker.

2. Spend just a few minutes every day reading and repeating your verses.  Use even short bits of time at meals, in the car, on walks, or just sitting around to review and repeat.  Some of the best Bible memory time is when you first wake up and right before you go to bed.  Recite your verses to another person.  Do your best to get all the words in the right order.

3. Write it down … research says that writing your verses 1-2 times every day will greatly aid you in long-term memory.  You can use 3x5 index cards that you can then carry with you for quick review when you are on a walk or waiting in a line .  You can also put the cards in strategic places around your house (like over the kitchen sink, by the bathroom mirror, next to your bed, in the car …).

4. Make memorizing fun.  Make it into a game like a puzzle.  Make it into a song.

 

5. Just do it!! The best time to start is now!

6. Receive the reward! God will richly reward you for memorizing and following His Word! It will change your life …. don’t miss out!  To help you get started memorizing these important Bible verses, we want to offer you some extra incentives from us.  When you memorize all the verses from this list and recite them, then we will send you a frameable certificate and put your photo on the Wall of Character.  We will also send you a new Bible of your very own! 

OLD TESTAMENT

Beginnings - Genesis 1:1

Love God - Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Word of God - Joshua 1:8-9

Humility Before God - II Chronicles 7:13-14

God’s Glory in Creation - Psalm 19:1

Godly Thinking & Speech - Psalm 19:14

The Shepherd’s Psalm - Psalm 23:1-6

Trusting God: Courage - Psalm 27:1

Trusting God: Courage - Psalm 56:3-4

God - Psalm 86:15

Worship & Thanksgiving - Psalm 100:1-5

Joy - Psalm 118:24

God’s Word - Psalm 119:11

Godly Speech - Psalm 141:3

Wisdom - Proverbs 1:7

Trusting God: Wisdom - Proverbs 3:5-6

Godly Thinking - Proverbs 4:23

Godly Speech - Proverbs 15:1

Friendship - Proverbs 18:24

God’s Peace - Isaiah 26:3-4

Peace & God’s Plan - Jeremiah 29:11

Printable List of Memory Verses Reference Only

Printable List of Memory Verses with Bible Text

NEW TESTAMENT

God’s Promise - Matthew 6:33

Love God & Love Others - Matthew 22:37-39

How to Treat Others - Luke 6:27 & 31

Beginnings - John 1:1

Jesus - John 1:14

God’s Love & Salvation - John 3:16-17

Salvation & Abundant Life - John 10:10b-11

God’s Promise - John 14:1-3

Jesus & Salvation - John 14:6

God’s Peace - John 14:27

God’s Faithfulness - I Corinthians 10:13

Salvation - Romans 3:23

Salvation - Romans 5:8

Salvation - Romans 6:23

God’s Promise - Romans 8:28

Salvation - Romans 10:9-10

Godly Living - Romans 12:1-2

Godly Living - I Corinthians 10:31

Godly Living - I Corinthians 14:40

Victorious Living - I Corinthians 15:57

Godly Living - I Corinthians 15:58

New Life in Christ - II Corinthians 5:17

New Life in Christ - Galatians 2:20

Evidence of the Holy Spirit - Galatians 5:22-23

Faith - Ephesians 2:8-9

Godly Speech - Ephesians 4:29

Godly Speech & Actions - Ephesians 4:31-32

God’s Protection - Ephesians 6:10-11

Godly Speech & Actions - Philippians 2:14

Joy, Prayer & Peace - Philippians 4:4-7

God’s Power in Me - Philippians 4:13

Peace, Wisdom & Diligence - Colossians 3:15-17

Joy, Prayer & God’s Will - I Thessalonians 5:16-18

God’s Promise - II Timothy 1:7

Purpose & Power of God’s Word-II Timothy 3:16-17

Purpose & Power of God’s Word - Hebrews 4:12

Faith - Hebrews 11:6

Living With Security & Without Fear-Hebrews 13:5b-6

Wisdom - James 1:5

Godly Living - James 1:22

Grace & Humility - James 4:6

Our Humility & God’s Care - I Peter 5:6-7

Forgiveness - I John 1:9

God’s Love & Our Love - I John 4:19

God - Revelation 4:11