20 of My Favorite Bible Verses

by David Peach on May 4, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

When thinking about favorite Bible verses it was hard to narrow it down to just 20. Looking through these verses it struck me how that all of them are verses I learned about or memorized as a teenager. I have memorized many more verses since my teen years, but these verses always rise to the top when thinking about favorite Bible verses. Almost all of them carry memories of friends and experiences through the years.

I trust you will enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

The Lord is Delightful & Trustworthy

Jeremiah 33.3_6Psalm 37:4, 5 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Proverbs 3:5, 6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

His Word is Powerful and Able to Save

Thy word have I hid in my heart

Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 8:38, 39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We Press Forward

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

John 13:34, 35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 12:1, 2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

His Treasures are Eternal

Proverbs 22:1 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Post Your Favorite Bible Verses In The Comments!

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The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

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Jenna Ward July 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I Have A Couple Of Verses That I Like. :

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. ” Romans 8:38

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

These are Only A Couple Of My Favorites.

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Andrew Higgins July 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

my favorite Bible verses are John 3:16 and John 11:35

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Gracen July 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Jeremiah 29:11- “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 a hope and a future.”

1 Timothy 4;12- “Dont let anybody look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, life, love, faith, and purity.”

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Erica July 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Psalms 32:11, Jeremiah 29:11, Phillippian 4:19, and Romans 12:2

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Grace August 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm

A few of my favorite verses:
John 16:33~ “I say these things that in Me you may have peace. In this life you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world!”
Romans 3:4~ “By no means! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written, “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.”
Proverbs 22:1~ “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches. Loving favor over silver and gold.”
Romans 8:38-39~ “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
These verses have helped me in my walk with Christ and I hope they will help you, too! God bless every one of you! I sincerely hope to see you in Heaven:)!!!
Matthew 7:13-14~ “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

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karlee September 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Proverbs 16:3
commit thy works into the lord and thy thoughts shall be established

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Ron October 30, 2011 at 11:50 am

Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity (LOVE, agape), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (LOVE, agape).

Just a few of my recent favorites.

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Nakia November 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

FOR GO SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETHIN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE– JOHN 3:16

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Obi Atueyi December 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

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lucille January 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

i am a kid and it is hard to read the ” king james version” my favorite qoute is ” for where there are two or three people gathered in my name i will be there with them” it’s matt 18:20

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Eddie September 3, 2012 at 5:43 am

See if you can get a copy of the Living Bible. It is easier to read and understand without the Thees and Thous.

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Mark Merritt January 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm

II CORINTHIANS 12:9,10
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.

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Elle January 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anybody look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, life, love, faith and purity.” GOD Bless.

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Hannah March 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Romans 10:8-10
To be forgiven for our sins, we must believe and confess that jesus is lord. salvation comes through jesus christ.

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Robin March 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Micah 6:8 He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

A beautiful verse that helps me to remember to keep things simple: be just, merciful, and humble. A tall order for sure! But the Holy Spirit helps us. :-)

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clven April 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

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Erin W. April 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Jeremiah 29:11-13
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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

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Olivia April 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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DIANE May 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

READ DAILY THE PSALMS CHAPTERS 120-134. THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AS A CAREGIVER. PEACE -DIANE

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Kim June 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Jeremiah 29:11 is a favorite for many, myself included, but the verses following touch me just as much, if not more.

11 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

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Alexis July 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
I love this verse :)

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Ryan Stokes August 4, 2012 at 2:53 am

My favorite verse is Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own”

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Philycia August 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

My favorite verse is Matthew 16:36
“for what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world but forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul”

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Mary Visnovsky August 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

John 6:40 “And this is the will of Him (God the Father) who sent Me (Jesus is speaking here), that everyone who sees the Son (Jesus) and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him (the believer) up on the last day.” I also like….. John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah/Savior), the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

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Thao September 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

I have this so it’s the first thing I see whenever I open my phone…which is every morning because my alarm is my phone. :)

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kolawole bilewu September 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

[ heb4v12 ] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God replies in Jeremiah 32 v 27. “I am the Lord the God of all mankind. Is there anything too hard for me?
Malachi 3v10Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

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Michelle September 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

favorite bible verses:

Roman 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

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Michelle October 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Therefore God has highly exalted him [Jesus] and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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ursula October 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Truly my soul him cometh my salvation.He only is my rock and my salvation ; he is my defense; l shall not because greatly moved )psalms 62 ) l love y’all too text me or call

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Jonathan October 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

My parents are missionaries in Haiti. This is their favorite verse. My children say it at night before they go to bed.
Psalms 41:1-3 (New King James Version)
Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.

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Cho December 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

James 3-14-17

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

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MATHEWS BANDA December 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

Amoungst the best verses i love is Daniel chapter 3. Where Shadreck,Misheck and Abedinigo stood strong on God,a point i loved so much is were the ‘three even answered the king that you can even do what you want but we shall not bow down and worship you,’ if the God we save does not want to save us we shall not still bow down to you. What kind of Faith that these guys had. This tells me whatever happens in our lives we should be able to hold on to God if we are to see his goodness and love. let us give God the praise for he is good

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Robert January 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

He will have peace whose mind is stayed on thee.

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Robert January 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

He will have peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Thank you jesus.

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Mike February 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Deuteronomy 4:39, 40 Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40 You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

Jeremiah 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Psalms 139:23,24 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

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Hannah March 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

2 Corinthians 6:18 and I I’ll be a father to you and you will be my sons and daughters

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Toni March 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Anna April 16, 2013 at 11:31 am

Micah 4:5 All the nations may walk in the name of their gods,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. So amazing!

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Troy May 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

These are some of my favorite bible verses and other quotes.

See link for website above.

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Sherry August 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

“Let not your hands grow weak.
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by His love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.
I (God) will gather those of you who mourn for the festival,
so that you will no longer suffer reproach.” Zephaniah 3:16-18

“I will not forget you.
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands;
your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:15-16

These verses have comforted me in some harsh times.

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