An unrecognizable small girl and her grandmother reading bible at home. Family and generations concept.

Currently the world is facing a pandemic. The coronavirus has now spread to be a world-wide problem. Unless you live under a rock, you know that as of today many schools across our nation are on a break, events are cancelled, and businesses shut down or moving their employees to work-from-home. It’s interesting times for sure. As much as we might like to hide all of the panic and chaos in the world from our kids, we can use it to be a time of pulling them back into the word of God to search for strength, hope, and promise during times of unrest in the world.

My husband and I came to be truly saved and redeemed by Christ as adults but we are setting a firm foundation for our kids to be rooted in truth as children. Just as a child learns ABC, days of the week, months on the calendar on so-on they should also learn key verses of the Bible. We believe knowing God’s word is one of the vital life skills a kid needs for success in life. Scripture can help kids get through tough times and make sense of this ever-changing world and our lives in it.

If that weren’t enough, the Bible itself gives us many reasons to make Scripture memory a priority. Here are just a few.

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  • It helps us to know and love God (Matthew 22:37).
  • It is food for the soul (Matthew 4:4).
  • It protects our hearts and minds from sin (Psalm 119:11).
  • It helps us know how to pray (John 15:7 — God’s Word expresses His will. If we have God’s Word in us, we will more likely pray in accordance with His will).
  • It is filled with promises for the believer in Christ (See an example of one of God’s promises to us in Hebrews 13:5).
  • It prepares and equips us to share God’s truth with others (1 Peter 3:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • It helps us love and encourage others (Hebrews 10:24; 2 Timothy 4:2).

Bible Verses for Kids

Verses come from the ESV English Standard Version

There are a lot of verses that have great meaning in the Bible. I sifted through and sorted out verses that would resonate with children. You’ll discover these verses are short, heart-felt and to the point. In other words they are easy for kids to memorize.

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Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Peter 5:7 – Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

2 Timothy 1:7 – for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Deuteronomy 31:8 – It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Isaiah 26:3 – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Deuteronomy 31:6 – I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 8:28 – We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him.

Philippians 4:19 – My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads. I will give you rest.

Numbers 6:24-26
“May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord show you his kindness.
May he have mercy on you.
May the Lord watch over you
and give you peace.”
(The priests’ blessing on the Israelites as they lived in the wilderness)

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Psalm 119:11 – I will follow your rules forever. They make me happy.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust the Lord with all your heart.
Don’t depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:6
Remember the Lord in everything you do.
And he will give you success.

Psalm 56:3 – When I am afraid, I will trust you.

Matthew 22:37-38 – Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.’ This is the first and most important command.

Matthew 22:39 – And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love.

Luke 6:31 – Do for other people what you want them to do for you.

Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.

Galatians 6:9 – We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time. We must not give up!

Philippians 4:13 – Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Colossians 3:20 – Children, obey your parents in all things. This pleases the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Never stop praying.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.

Do you have a favorite simple Bible verse for kids that we didn’t include? Feel free to leave it below!

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