52 Bible Verses for Kids (to Memorize)

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Children need to learn God’s Word by heart! Our world is filled with uncertainty, it’s important for kids to memorize Bible verses. The Bible gives comfort, hope, inspiration, and strength. God’s Word gives direction when life gets tough. By memorizing Bible verses, kids can access to God’s word when they need it most.

Memorizing Bible verses helps kids develop a strong relationship with God. When they commit God’s word to memory, they know the value of his Holy Voice. Ultimately, memorizing Bible verses helps children grow in their faith. Make scripture memory a focus in your family & Sunday School. Download this printable simple list of of short verses from God’s Word for kids. Children can learn the Bible!

52 Bible Memory Verses for Children (Printable PDF)


Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another.

1 John 3:23

Love one another.

Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid, I will trust in You.

Acts 16:31

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.

Psalm 145:9

The LORD is good to all.

John 11:35

Jesus wept.

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

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.

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.

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God proves true.

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters.

Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Matthew 22:39

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God.

Genesis 1:1 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 139:14

I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid for I am with you.

Psalm 1:6

The LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Matthew 28:6

He is not here, he is risen!

Acts 5:29

We must obey God rather than men.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God.

Proverbs 2:6

The Lord gives wisdom.

Psalm 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Fear God and keep his commandments.

Isaiah 26:4

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Scripture quotes from the English Standard Version translation. Compare other translations (NLT New Living Translation, NIV New International Version, or KJV King James Version in using the parallel technology options at BibleHub. We hear stories of Christians who can memorize entire chapters and Psalms. If you love and focus on the Holy Bible – you can do it too!

Bible Memory Verses for Children (video)

10 easy scriptures, compare another Bible verse video on GodTube. This video is great if you love technology to encourage your memorization activities.

Compare Scripture Memory Verses for Kids

Bible Verses about Kids We’ve compiled the ultimate list of simple scripture verses about children. This is perfect for encouraging church volunteers and keeping up your own motivation. Jesus loves kids – that should be our focus too. Nothing can compare to knowing what God says. Every chapter can bring you close to his will.

ABC Scripture Verses (printable) – This printable will give you a Bible verses for kids based on every letter in the alphabet. Adopt one per week and find fun activities to help memorize them all. This is especially fun with preschool and kindergarten aged, who are just learning their ABCs. A great way to build character and integrity in young Christians.

Compare verses about Christian Parents – Jesus gives clear direction to both parents and their offspring. This overview list of verses explain and compares the role and responsibility of mothers & fathers. They also explain the obligation to respect & obey parents.

10 Easy Memory Verses for Children – You don’t have to memorize entire chapters. Start small and find encouragement in simple progress. Compare the original list we have expanded into the parallel printable above. Use them in your family time of praise and worship. We hear stories from Sunday School leadership about the adoption of a simple memorization program with activities has impacted their kids. Nothing can compare to knowing and loving God’s Word. Christians long ago knew this simple truth. That’s why generations ago they would make focus on memorizing the 10 commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, entire Psalms, and overview chapters in the Holy Bible.

Why should children memorize the Bible?

With the focus on Christian character, church leaders should be planning now to include scripture memorization in their plans to encourage their congregations this year. Adult School School departments can encourage one another to learn a new scripture quote each week. Leadership can plan simple activities like a “Bible Bee” as ways to encourage and focus the church to love and know God’s Word! Think of how much time we waste on technology reading the news every day. There are better options – adopt a simple scripture memory program and encourage one another to grow in Christian character and love of Jesus.

Favorite Bible verse for children?

Our prayer for all Christians is to love Jesus and His Words. There is no better encouragement than hiding these simple scriptures close to your heart. Be sure to search our website for activities and planning help. Print this list for your church or Sunday School leadership and encourage them to adopt an planning effort for making God’s Word a focal point in your congregation!

For more scripture quotes, be sure to read the top Old Testament Bible Verses and New Testament Bible verses. Or start with the Verse of the Day for the next 52 weeks.

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30 thoughts on “52 Bible Verses for Kids (to Memorize)”

  1. Matthew 4:19 Jesus said, follow me and I will make you fishers of men. First verse I thought my 3 and 4 year old and they learned it pretty fast. It will be a great add!

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    • Psalms 51:10 Create in me a pure heart oh Lord and renew a steadfast spirit within me. That could be added onto the list

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  2. Thank you very much for helping me I am a Sunday school teacher and I give my children every month a memory verse and your site helped me a lot thank you once again

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  3. I started printing out materials from this site in preparation for the children’s church this coming Saturday. This is a big help for us !
    This is an answered prayer! Glory to God!

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  4. I am a Sunday School teacher, 4-5s, and I recently started giving my children new bible verses to memorize. We first started with “From the lips of Children and babes, you Lord, have called forth your praise.” Matthew 21:16

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  5. God bless you for the wonderful work. This site is a blessing. I work in a church based school in kwa njenga slums in Nairobi, Kenya and am finding the the site very helpful. Blessings.

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  6. Thanks much. I like to make my own greeting cards, and include a scripture. There are lots of children (great-grands) coming along with birthdays. Your list is just what I needed.

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  7. I am a sunday school teacher for my church in Ghana. I take care of children ages 7-12.
    coming across this site has been very helpful to me in preparing my teaching material for my kids.
    You are a blessing to us.
    Thank you and God continue to strengthen you.

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  8. I’ve Learn a Lot in this Site. You are such a blessing to us, I am a new sunday School teacher of 3-9 old in DAS. Toledo City Cebu, Philippines.I keep on searching on how to help them learn more and more and then I found this Blog. Thank you so much. Its help me a Lot. God Bless and continue to bless the others.Have a Great day you all.
    Regards,
    chellterly

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  9. Already, you have been an inspiration to me, I
    teach pre – school through 7or 8.
    I love preparing for my students and seeing how excited they are to participate in class. I’m a retired educator, but I can’t stop teaching. I must do his will.

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  10. i am a sunday school helper and we have quote-and-i-quote competition ahead of us….and i think with the help of God Almighty and ur site my ward will be the winner of the competition….THANKS 4 UR HELP. GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU ALL..

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  11. Thank you so much for laboring with this task. It will touch a multitude of children. It not only helps my grandchildren with memorization, but with their handwriting. You are a Blessing.

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  12. Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”. First verse we taught our 2.8yrs old son. It’s a part of his daily prayer now.

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  13. I teach a cooking class for an after-school inner city youth ministry. I wanted to provide the kids scripture cards they can take home each week. Thank you for your website!

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  14. God bless you team,
    you have been of great help.i teach in a sunday school aged 7-12 yrs and you have been of much help may God bless you all.from KENYA

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  15. Thank you for your ministry to children and providing great resources. I am looking for short verses for my Sunday school children to memorize. I am going to have them say the verses antiphonally, one group says the first part, then the other group responds with the last part.

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  16. am greatful with this verses, am a sunday school teacher i work with Kanduyi PAG Church Bungoma and i know God is going to bless you very much. be blessed.

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  17. Hello,
    I am overwhelmed with the materials on this site. Your team is a great blessing to this generation. I do not need to rack my brain providing materials for my kids in Church having your material free of charge. The Lord will bless you abundantly. Nigeria.

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  18. For God so loved the world that he gave his only beggoten son that who so ever believes in him shall have an internal life John 3:16

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  19. John:316 For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in him shall not perish but have an internal life.
    John3:16

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  20. The first verse my daughter learned was
    GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS.
    I am so glad I have became aware of this wonderful page and all its resources. I have 4 kids and I just started homeschooling. I really appreciate the step by step direction and even what to say to the children in the teaching the Lords prayer lesson. We will be doing that one first. Thank you for all you all do! God bless.

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