Over 100 of The Best Bible Memory Verses for Kids

The Bible is the most influential book of all time. It is a guidebook for life and one children should be exposed to at an early age. Reading the bible is an incredible way to deepen your relationship with the Lord and gain a greater understanding of the love between God and his people.

Grant Glas
April 14, 2022
Kids Ministry Curriculum

In this article, we will explore several ways in which memorizing Bible verses for children can benefit them in their everyday lives. We’re also sharing over 100 of the best bible verses for kids to memorize. Our hope is that after reading this article, you are inspired to share these verses with your own children or share them with your Sunday school group.

1. Memorizing passages helps build faith.

As you read through the Bible, you can see God’s hand throughout history. From Abraham all the way through to John the Baptist and Jesus' disciples, all of them played a role in fulfilling God’s plan for each of us. 

2. Memorizing passages helps build character.

Character is rooted in the choices we make and the actions we take. Memorizing children’s scripture verses helps to remind us of what kind of character we should strive to be. 

3. Memorizing passages help us stay connected to God and His Word.

Bible memory verses for kids can be a great way to help your children stay connected to God and his words. As they memorize his teachings, the words became embedded in their hearts, and they are able to draw from them when they need guidance or strength.

Here are some of the best Bible verses for kids, divided by category: 

Bible Memory Verses for Kids About God

The sun breaking through the clouds into a lake

  1. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16
  2. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. - John 6:47 
  3. God is love and anyone in love is born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:16
  4. God's unfailing love continues to amaze us… – Hebrews 12:2
  5. Be still and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10
  6. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord. - Romans 6:23
  7. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. - 1 John 1:5
  8. Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. - Proverbs 30:5
  9. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. - Romans 10:13 
  10. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. - Acts 4:12
  11. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.. – Genesis 1:3
  12. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. – Revelation 19:1
  13. If you love me, keep my commands.– John 14:15
  14. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. - Exodus 14:14
  15. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. - James 1:17
  16. With the kind of wisdom that comes from experience, the LORD gives wisdom to anyone who has understanding. - Proverbs 11:9
  17. Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  18. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. - Psalm 86:15
  19. For the word of the Lord is right and true. - Psalm 33:4
  20. None of the plans that make for peace have been abandoned, for God has permanently settled all things. - Hebrews 10:35
  21. You can trust the Lord forever. - Malachi 3:5
  22. God has spoken once, and it will be forever. - 1 Corinthians 13:8.
  23. For the word of God is alive and active. - Hebrews 4:12
  24. Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. - Matthew 4:4
  25. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. - Psalm 119:11
  26. The words of the Lord are flawless. – Psalm 12:6
  27. Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away. - Matthew 24:35
  28. Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. - Psalm 119:105
  29. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. - John 8:32
  30. Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. - Matthew 7:24
  31. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word my whole being waits. - Psalm 130:5
  32. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says. - James 1:22
  33. All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. - 2 Timothy 3:16
  34. The Lord is good to all. - Psalm 145:9
  35. You are the God who sees. - Genesis 16:13
  36. Do not be afraid for I am with you. - Isaiah 43:5
  37. I am with you always. - Matthew 28:20
  38. The LORD is good to all. - Psalm 145:9
  39. The Lord bless you and keep you. - Numbers 6:24
  40. The Lord gives wisdom. - Proverbs 2:6
  41. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. - Genesis 1:1 
  42. The heavens declare the glory of God. - Psalm 19:1
  43. How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. - Psalm 119:9
  44. Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. - Proverbs 30:5
  45. God is our refuge and strength, an ever present in trouble. - Psalm 46:1
  46. The same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him. - Romans 10:12
  47. 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. - Isaiah 40:28

Bible Memory Verses for Kids About Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit

The dove - a symbol of the holy spirit

  1. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. - 1 John 3:23 
  2. But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. - Matthew 19:26
  3. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. - Hebrews 13:8
  4. I have been crucified with Christ. - Galatians 2:20
  5. Jesus said to his disciples…Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. - John 14:27
  6. He is not here, he is risen! - Matthew 28:6
  7. 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. - Matthew 22:37-39 
  8. Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. - John 14:1
  9. I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6
  10. I and the Father are one. - John 10:30
  11. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. - Matthew 28:20
  12. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. - Romans 8:26
  13. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. - 2 Corinthians 3:17
  14. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. - John 14:26
  15. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - John 10:10
  16. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. - John 3:17
  17. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23
  18. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were yet still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
  19. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - John 16:33
  20. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forebearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. - Galatians 5:22

Bible Memory Verses About Faith

Reading the bible

  1. For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
  2. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. - Mark 11:24
  3. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. – 1 Corinthians 2:9
  4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. - Proverbs 3:5
  5. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. - Psalm 145:9
  6. We never walk alone. - Romans 8:35
  7. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. - Psalm 118:24
  8. I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart. - Psalm 138:1
  9. 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. - 2 Corinthians 4:18
  10. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. - Proverbs 3:5
  11. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6
  12. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. - Romans 10:17

Bible Memory Verses for Kids About Character

The character of a man

  1. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. - Psalm 34:14
  2. But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. - Matthew 5:44
  3. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32-33
  4. We never walk alone. - Romans 8:35
  5. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
  6. Love one another. - 1 John 3:23
  7. Pray continually. - 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  8. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. - Psalm 139:14
  9. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4
  10. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. - Psalm 150:6
  11. When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. - Psalm 56:3
  12. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7
  13. You are the light of the world. - Matthew 5:14
  14. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. - Acts 16:31
  15. This is love for God: to keep his commands. - 1 John 5:3
  16. Fear God and keep his commandments. - Ecclesiastes 12:13
  17. Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31
  18. We must obey God rather than human beings. - Acts 5:29
  19. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. - Isaiah 26:4
  20. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. - Joshua 1:9
  21. 100.You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. - Deuteronomy 6:5
  22. 101.If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9
  23. 102.Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - 2 Corinthians 9:7
  24. 103.You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. - 1 John 4:4
  25. 104.For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7
  26. 105.Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32
  27. 106.Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. - Colossians 3:20
  28. 107.Love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:39
  29. 108.An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies. - Proverbs 14:5
  30. 109.Do not judge, or you too will be judged. - Matthew 7:1
  31. 110.Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. - Colossians 3:2
  32. 111.Let the message of Christ dwell in you richly. - Colossians 3:16
  33. 112.Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. - Romans 10:13
  34. 113.For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
  35. 114.Do to others as you would have them do to you. - Luke 6:31
  36. 115.Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. - 1 Corinthians 15:33
  37. 116.No one can serve two masters. - Matthew 6:24
  38. 117.Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. - Proverbs 13:20
  39. 118.Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. - Romans 12:12
  40. 119.Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32
  41. 120.Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. - Galatians 6:7
  42. 121.Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. - Ephesians 4:29  
  43. 122.For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. - Psalm 1:6
  44. 123.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34
  45. 124.For I am not ashamed of the gospel… – Romans 1:16
  46. 125.Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32
  47. 126.How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. - Psalm 119:9
  48. 127.Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. - Psalm 119:105
  49. 128.If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. - Matthew 6:14-15
  50. 129.Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. – 1 Kings 18:42
  51. 130.For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. - Psalm 33:4
  52. 131.John 1:12 "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. - John 1:12
  53. 132.Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32-33

Bible Memory Verses for Kids About Love

A couple that is in love holding hands during sunset

  1. 133.Love must be sincere. - 1 Corinthians 13:11
  2. 134.We love because He first loved us. -1 John 4:19
  3. 135.But the fruit of the Spirit is love. - Galatians 5:22-23
  4. 136.There is no fear in love; perfect love casts out fear. - 1 John 4:18.
  5. 137.Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. - 1 John 4:8
  6. 138.But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the faithful love for ever and ever. – Psalm 52:8 
  7. 139.Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. - Psalm 136:1

Did You Find a Favorite Bible Verse for Kids? 

Boy reading bible outside

With so many children’s bible verses to memorize that speak openly about the strength, love, and will of God it can be difficult to choose a favorite kids memory verse. Luckily, you don’t have to choose just one! Feel free to highlight the verses that speak most directly to the devotional needs of your family, whether it be at home or at church as part of a children's ministry curriculum. Then, work with your children or church group to help them memorize verses. You’ll be surprised at how proud little ones feel when they’ve learned a new verse!

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