– build confidence
– see the power of God’s Word in daily life!
That’s the idea behind this list of simplified Bible verses for children. Use these short Bible quotes (aka part A or B of a verse) to easily get across the main idea and help kids hide God’s Word in their hearts.
30 Short Bible Verses for Kids
|Acts 16:31||Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.|
|Psalm 145:9||The LORD is good to all.|
|Genesis 16:13||You are the God who sees.|
|Philippians 4:4||Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!|
|Proverbs 14:5||An honest witness does not lie, a false witness breathes 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||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.|
|Ephesians 4:32||Be kind to one another.|
|1 John 3:23||Love one another.|
|Psalm 56:3||When 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.|
Now that you have this list how will you help kids memorize the verse? Our website is packed with tips and games for kids memorizing Scripture. The main point is to make it fun and keep repeating!
Some readers are hesitant to only teach “part” of a verse. We think it’s reasonable to start with the basic parts and then add the longer details as kids grow. Remember the verse divisions are not in the original Greek & Hebrew manuscripts of the scripture. Some of Paul’s best quotes ramble on for paragraphs (all one sentence in Greek).
Giving kids bite size memory verses will build confidence and empower them to use the WORD of GOD right away. Don’t forget the Bible is for living, not memorizing for some test.
Need more? We’ve expanded this list into 52 memory verses for kids one for each week of the year. You can also print 10 Bible Verse coloring pages from this list. Don’t miss our ABC Bible Verse printable.