74  Encouraging, Short And Inspirational  Bible Verses For Children

Children are God’s blessing and a gift of joy and laughter. To ensure they grow up into followers of Jesus, you can instill virtues in them through some Bible verses. They are inherently innocent, which comes from the fact that they are oblivious to the negativity around them. The Holy Bible holds some enlightening lessons through the verses that can inspire children to be loving and obedient and to ensure they don’t stray away from the correct path as they grow up. This Holy Book can help children with their tantrums, help them trust God, grow in self-awareness and help them focus on that which is lovely, good, and of value. Read on to see Bible verses that help children grow in God’s commandments and lead a purposeful life.

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70+ Bible Verses For Children

Short And Easy Bible Verses For Children

  1. A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother. —Proverbs 10:1
  1. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. —Colossians 3:2
  1. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. —Acts 16:31
  1. Even as a child if your conduct is upright and pure, you will gain renown for your acts. —Proverbs 20:11
  1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. —Deuteronomy 6:5
  1. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. —Psalm 145:9
  1. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. —1 Corinthians 10:31
Whatever you do, do for the glory of God.
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  1. Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. —Matthew 4:4
  1. Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. —Psalm 127:3
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Kids will not always have a Bible when facing difficult situations. But if they memorize some of these verses, they will remember to do the right thing.
  1. This is love for God: to keep his commands. —1 John 5:3
  1. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. —Matthew 22:39
  1. Do not judge, or you too will be judged. —Matthew 7:1
  1. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! —Philippians 4:4
  1. A honest witness does not lie, a false witness breaths lies. —Proverbs 14:5
  1. How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. —Psalm 119:9
  1. The Lord gives wisdom. —Proverbs 2:6
  1. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. —Psalm 107:1
  1. I praise you, God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. —Psalm 139:14
  1. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. —Isaiah 43:5
  1. The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. —Psalm 1:6

Inspirational Bible Verses For Children

  1. And you will feel secure because there is hope, you will look around and take your rest in security. You will lie down, and none will make you afraid. —Job 11:18-19
  1. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” —Deuteronomy 31:6-8
  1. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. —1 Thessalonians 2:11-12
  1. For I know the plans 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
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Knowing Bible verses enables kids to relate to what they hear in a sermon in church. So they stay alert and focused during that time and absorb knowledge keenly.
  1. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:34
  1. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. —Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another.
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  1. Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man, this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible.”—Matthew 19:26
  1. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. —John 3:16
  1. The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs. —Romans 8:16-17
  1. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” —1 Chronicles 16:11
  1. We love because he first loved us. —1 John 4:19
  1. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. —1 John 4:20
  1. Do to others as you would have them do to you. —Luke 6:31
  1. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” —Matthew 19:14
  1. The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. — Proverbs 28:1
  1. My little children, let’s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth. —1 John 3:18
  1. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. —1 Corinthians 13:7-8
  1. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” —Ephesians 4:32
  1. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” —Colossians 3:2

Encouraging Bible Verses For Children

  1. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” —Ephesians 6:1-3
Honor your father and mother.
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  1. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. —Proverbs 22:6
  1. “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. —Proverbs 14:26
  1. Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. —Proverbs 17:6
  1. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. —Isaiah 54:13
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Print this collection of verses and keep them handy to make your child memorize them and enhance their understanding of the Lord.
  1. God, your love is so precious! You protect people as a bird protects her young under her wings. They eat the rich food in your house. You let them drink from your river of pleasure. —Psalm 36:7–8
  1. You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you. —Exodus 14:13–14
  1. “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. —Mark 9:36–37
  1. My child, follow your father’s instruction, and never forsake your mother’s teaching. They are ornaments like a graceful flower garland on your head and a pendant around your neck. —Proverbs 1:8–9
  1. I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are living according to the truth. —3 John 1:4
  1. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. —Jeremiah 29:11
  1. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. —Proverbs 18:10
  1. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. —Colossians 3:20
  1. The Lord your God is in your midst, a Mighty One, who will save. He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. —Zephaniah 3:17
  1. Jesus spoke to his disciples. “Things that make people sin are sure to come,” he said. “But how terrible it will be for anyone who causes those things to come! Suppose people lead one of these little ones to sin. It would be better for those people to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck.” —Luke 17:1–2
  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. —Proverbs 3:5–6
  1. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. —Psalm 103:13
  1. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. —Matthew 11:28–30
  1. You are God’s dear children, so try to be like him. Live a life of love. Love others just as Christ loved us. He gave himself for us—a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God. —Ephesians 5:1–2
Love others just as Christ loved us.
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  1. “Whoever uses my name and receives this child, receives me. Whoever receives me also receives God who has sent me. The little ones who are considered the least are great among you all. —Luke 9:47-48

Love Bible Verses For Children

  1. Before I created you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart; I made you a prophet to the nations. —Jeremiah 1:5
  1. But the Lord says, “Can a woman forget her baby? Can she forget the child who came from her body? Even if she can forget her children, I cannot forget you. I drew a picture of you on my hand. You are always before my eyes.” —Isaiah 49:15–16
  1. Your Heavenly Father is unwilling that any little child perishes and not be saved. —Matthew 18:14
  1. Those who give one of these little ones a cup of cold water because they are my followers will truly get their reward. —Matthew 10:42
  1. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. —James 1:17
  1. Live your life with love, following the example of Christ, who loved us and gave himself for us. He was a sacrificial offering that smelled sweet to God. —Ephesians 5:1–2
  1. He supplies life and breath and all things to every living being. He doesn’t lack a thing that we mortals could supply for him, for he has all things and everything he needs. —Acts 17:25
  1. When a woman gives birth, she has pain because her time has come. But when the child is born, she no longer remembers her distress because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. —John 16:21
  1. So now you are not a slave; you are God’s child, and God will give you the blessing he promised, because you are his child. —Galatians 4:6–7
  1. Even young people are known by their actions, whether their conduct is pure and upright. Ears to hear and eyes to see — the Lord made them both. —Proverbs 20:11–12
  1. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Instead, set an example for the believers through your speech, behavior, love, faith, and by being sexually pure. —1 Timothy 4:12
  1. Be careful that you don’t look down on one of these little ones. I say to you that their angels in heaven are always looking into the face of my Father who is in heaven. —Matthew 18:10
  1. And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other. God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble. —1 Peter 5:5
God gives favor to the humble.
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  1. In your house, your wife will be like a vine full of fruit. All around your table, your children will be like olive trees, freshly planted. —Psalm 128:3
  1. No doubt about it: children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a divine reward. —Psalm 127:3
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does the Bible say about loving your child?

This verse from the Bible beautifully describes how one should love their children:
“Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” — I Corinthians 13:4-7

2. How do you bless a child in the Bible?

The following are examples of some ways in which a child can be blessed as per the Bible:
In the Old Testament, the elder Tobias blesses his son before a journey, saying, “May you have a good journey, may God be with you in your way, and may His angel accompany you.” — Tobias (Tobit) 5:21 DRC1752
In Genesis, Noah blesses his sons Shem and Japheth saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend Japheth’s[a] territory; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.” — Gen. 9:26–27.
Jesus also blesses children in the New Testament by “embracing them, and laying His hands upon them” — Mark 10:16.

There are various Bible verses on children that are short, easy to remember, and inspirational. These verses offer a simple way to teach children about the Bible and explain where they came from and how precious and loved they are. Including these parables of Jesus in your children’s education can help them stay rooted in their faith and point them in the right direction. So, start teaching them the parables of God when they’re young, and they’ll pursue the righteous path for the rest of their lives.

Infographic: Short Bible Verses For Kids To Memorize

It is good to teach your children from the Bible right from an early age to lead them to the right path. While you’re at it, make sure to help them memorize some meaningful Bible verses and instill good values. The infographic below provides some powerful Bible verses to teach your children.

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