30+ Easy Bible Memory Verses for Children

We’ve expanded this list into 52 memory verses. Check it out.

Everyone needs to start somewhere, that’s why I shared some short Bible verses for kids in a previous post. So many of you responded with more ideas that I wanted to add to that list. So here are 30 more easy scriptures any child can learn.

As with the first list, these are often partial quotes from the verse that contain the main idea. As kids become more confident they can add to what they learn from these easy versions.

  • Acts 16:31 - Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved (coloring page)
  • Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all. (coloring page)
  • Genesis 16:13 You are the God who sees. (coloring page)
  • Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (coloring page)
  • Proverbs 14:5 A honest witness does not lie, a false witness breaths lies
  • Numbers 6:24 The Lord bless you and keep you
  • Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  • Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
  • 1 John 5:3 This is love for God: to obey his commands
  • Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit
  • Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
  • Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
  • Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
  • Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
  • Romans 3:23 All people have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
  • Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world.
  • Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all.
  • Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things.
  • James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.
  • Matthew 28:20 I am with you always.
  • Act 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.
  • Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another.
  • 1John 3:23 Love one another.
  • Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in You.
  • Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  • Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
  • Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.
  • Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
  • Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
  • Psalm 138:1 “I will praise thee with my whole heart”
  • John 10:11 I am the good shepherd.
  • Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

These would be super helpful for your preschool Sunday School or doing family worship with younger children. Please leave a comment below if you have other easy Bible verse you use.
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  1. Alaina says

    Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This was the first verse I did with my almost 3 yr old and my 20 month old. Even my 20 month old can say it with the actions we made up to go with it.

  2. Nancy Wetkos says

    Waoh!This verses are just great,and wonderful comments and contributions we have below..May we continue to thirst for Gods word,amen.

  3. Nmerole sunday says

    Exodus. 14:14 “The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

  4. Twila says

    These versus were most helpful – putting together a picture calendar for my granddaughter and want to add some of these verses – thank you so much!!

  5. Jack says

    Crystal had 1 reference wrong: *Matthew 26:6 – “He is not here. He has Risen”

    IT SHOULD BE Matthew 28:6

  6. brian says

    Thanks for this. This is very encouraging. It even encougages elderely people to read the bible

    • Nancy Wetkos says

      You are right! Even the elder ones needs it.I am going to key to to these verses and make sure I memorize them,too.We all need it!

  7. Lindsey says

    Thank you for sharing your lists! I’m so eager to getting started working on Scripture memory with my 3-yr-old!

  8. homeschool mom says

    This is a wonderful list for children with speech problems, and children with special needs that are older. Often verses have too many complex words for them to say.

  9. hepsibha says

    Luke-14:9 – There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner.
    let ‘s gods presence be upon us and guide us.
    may god bless us.

  10. eliza pia says

    am so much blessed to have you guys!
    may the Lord give u more wisdom & knowledge, so I (we) could impart,too!
    God bless….

  11. jan says

    .. reviewed from my Bible the KJV but some texts are being cut .. :) but thanks .. it helps a lot ..

  12. Philip says

    I am very amazed at dis very composed,i must say am vry grateful, tanks vry much 4 dis list.

  13. Jen says

    I was amazed how my son – who at the time wasn’t even 2 – memorized all of Ephesians 6:1 and Proverbs 17:22 – we take out portions of the verse to help them out when in fact they have a better memory than we do! haha This is the time to have them memorize – most of my Bible memory is still there from AWANA growing up. Very important to memorize, but after we grow up, we forget this!

  14. Nicole says

    We’ve taught our son, who’s currently 2 1/2:
    Deuteronomy 6:5: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul, and all thy might!”
    Ephesians 6:1: “Children obey your parents”
    Ephesians 4:32: “Be ye kind one to another”
    1 Thessalonians 5:17: “Pray without ceasing.”

  15. Rose says

    Thank you for this helpful list! The very first verse my 20 month old daughter memorized was Genesis 1:1 :)

  16. Crystal says

    Here are some of the verses I have used in my classes at church for ages 3-5. Some of them I have changed the words but kept the definition so they could better understand them. I also used hand and body gestures to help them remember, so far they work great!

    *Romans 12:13 – “Share with God’s people who are in need”
    * John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, He gave his only son”
    *1 John 4:19 – “We love because God loved us first”
    *Joshua 1:19 – “Be strong and brave because God is with you”
    *Psalm 139:14 – “I praise you because you made me wonderful”
    *Matthew 26:6 – “He is not here. He has Risen”
    *Matthew 5:44 – “Love your enemies and pray for those who are mean to
    *Psalm 36:19 – “I pray to You, You answer me, because You love me so

    • Jennifer says

      In Crystal’s post, Psalm 36:19 does not exist… Any idea what the correct reference should be?

    • Kula B Fofana says

      Thank you so much for helping my Newly established preschool.pupils age 3-4 years old.They have already learn *Hebrews13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today and forever.*John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

  17. RUTH TEASLEY says

    I really enjoy using your material I find it very helpful

    verse that I have used is Romans 3;23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God..

  18. Sharon says

    Thank you, great help!! We need to get God’s Word into our children’s hearts and lives.

  19. Comfort Lawal says

    God bless you, these bible verses has edify my soul and that of the children


  20. Patsy Adams says

    Wonderful! Thank you, all those who compiled these wonderful verses for our kids. Really helpfull… God Bless You.

  21. Brenda says

    We are writing short bible verses on strips of paper, curling them and poking them inside balloons for our church picnic. Kids love balloons and when they pop their balloon they get a memory verse. Thank you for your website!

  22. S. Claus says

    I recently got more involved in church. I retired from working a full time factory job and jumped into teaching Sunday School. At times I felt like I was a lost soul but thank the Lord, and you, my lessons have a meaning and my first graders are having fun learning.

  23. gayl says

    I am so grateful for you website. It means a great deal to me to have accessible all of the time and research that you have put into the site.

    I live in an apartment complex and I am endeavoring to work with the kids here, boys and girls, 4 to about 12 years old. I want a very simple translation for I Cor. 13:4. They really need a simple simple translation to be able to understand. I want to have the scripture lamenated for them to be able to carry it with them at all times.

    if you have any suggestions on how I might teach on the subject of the love of Christ to them, please let me know. If there is something that I missed on the website, please direct me.

    Again, thank you so very very much.

    May God shower you with His blessings and continued success.

    Gayle Joya

  24. friend says

    Luke 1:37
    For with God nothing shall be impossible.
    With this verse the kids were able to understand believing in prayer.

    Proverbs 15:1
    A gentles answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    This verse helped the kids understand the way a person responds to a situation determines the outcome.

  25. says

    This website is very helpful. Thank you for putting it together.
    I am a homeschooling mom and was looking for something that it easy enough for my little ones to understand. I am grateful.

  26. says

    This one is from my son’s preschool wednesday night class. “Pray for one another. ” James 5:16. Also, “We are helpers.” I Corinthians 1:24. I also use them for my son’s preschool homeschool classroom. I am trying to provide cheap priced, great quality educational childcare.

  27. Pamela says

    It is so good to access all these resources which can aid in my lesson planning. God bless this website.

  28. Neighbor says

    The two most important concepts to teach our children are:

    1.) Love the Lord Your God With All of Your Heart, All Of Your Soul and All of Your Might.

    2.) Love one another as you love yourself.

    treat your neighbor as you would like to be treated means to treat everyone with christian love

    4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
    5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
    7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

    Deuteronomy 6:4-7

    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    38 This is the first and great commandment.
    39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Matthew 22:37-40

    18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

    Leviticus 19:18

    29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise

    Luke 10:29-40

  29. Grace Anyike says

    Thank you for the memory verses, it’s so helpful for the kids.
    Brother Tony, for the month of MARCH, I have the childrens anniversary coming up, can anyone guide me on how to plan for that big event for the kids?
    Thanks and hoping to read from you

  30. Roberta Wiebe says

    Thank-you, I look forward to using these. I teach 3-6 yr olds, so should be very helpful. Your website is a blessing.

  31. Roberta Wiebe says

    Hi, can you tell me if I can change the version (NASB) to (NKJB) for the 30 Bible memory verses for children, thank-you.

  32. Roberta Wiebe says

    Hi, I’m wondering if I can change the 30 easy Bible memory verses for children to New King James version, if this is possible?

    • says

      Certainly. These were mostly based on ESV and truncated where appropriate for younger kids comprehension. They’re just a starting point for lifelong Bible memory work. Let us know how it works out!

  33. JOSIE DONATO says

    Thank you so much for this informative and uplifting resource. I’m new at teaching my Nursery Class and I oook forward always for the next email from you.

  34. pam says

    This list is really helpful and easy. i did not have to search and spend a lot of time on this Thank you.



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