Bible Verses About Youth: 21 Encouraging Scriptures

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Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow. The Bible has lots to say about youth. Take a look at these 21 encouraging scriptures about youth:

Featured Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Examples of Young People with Great Responsibility

Joseph the son of Jacob was made overseer in the house of the Captain of the Guard in Egypt when he was just 17

Genesis 37:2; 39:1-4 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father … Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

Ruth was a young widow when she chose to dwell with her mother-in-law to be a blessing to her

Ruth 1:16-18 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”  And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.

David was only a boy when he killed a giant

1 Samuel 17:42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.

Jehoash was 7 years old when he became King of Judah

2 Kings 11:21 Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.

Josiah was 8 years old when he became King in Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 34:1-2 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Mary of Nazareth was a young virgin when she conceived the Savior, Jesus

Luke 1:26-33 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”  But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

Timothy was a young man whom Paul was training for the ministry

1 Timothy 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith:  Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

God Expects The Best From You

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you…”

Proverbs 1:8-9 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

1 Peter 5:5-9 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:  whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise)

Never Forget Who You are Following

Psalms 25:5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;  for you I wait all the day long.

Psalms 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.

Psalms 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”

Jeremiah 29:11-14 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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Now is the Time

Do you know Jesus? You may be at a very critical age right now. Don’t waste time, I was a grown woman before I met my Savior.  Make a good decision. Come to Jesus today. Did you see the video in the upper right of this page? Watch it as you consider God’s plan for you.


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

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God continue blessing your life and your family’s.


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Adeola December 8, 2012 at 5:12 am

Thanks for this encouraging message, today we pray for the nations, we also pray on behalf the youth as they are the leaders of tomorrow.

More Grace to Ma.


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THANKYOU! ‘Keep Christ The Demand’


Pamela Rose Williams March 13, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Hello LUA, Thank you for your kind words and all glory goes to God.


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M21 April 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

I just want my kids to know I love you. I am so proud of you. I thank God for you. I thank God I am your Mommy, I love you soo much!

I limit the TV/computer time at home.. my kids do alot of activities-parks, museums, arts n crafts, games..I buy books & Bible books at thrift stores to teach them. I tell my kids that reading & learning is “candy for their brain”.

Sadly, I have been forcibly separated from kids due to domestic violence & family court injustice. I miss them every day. It is a loss with no end–as deep and dark as a black hole. The prayers, Bible verses & lessons I taught my kids give me strength. They give me a peace which can only come from God. And give me hope that one day there will be justice.

Even more amazing.. my kids remember those lessons in faith. They love to hear the Gospel music we once enjoyed. And dance around the house like we did in church. They read Bible stories because it gives them hope..and reminds them of home. And they are eager to show me they are still learning.

You will have a HUGE impact on your childrens’ lives by sharing your faith with them, and encouraging that they develop a relationship with God. The seed you plant early on may just save their life later, or help them through some challenges..I know it has for me.


Briget May 27, 2013 at 1:18 am

Such a wonderful website,it gave me wisdom n I’m blessed as a youth leader at church I know what it is expected from us youth,I refer my teachings from here,may God bless the creator of this website to bring glory to his name!


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Very encouraging website for the youth!


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Jerry June 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

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dorcas June 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

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LANGAT MESHACK July 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

This is just wonderful motivation for youth mum,be bless and pray for so that we can be a good ambassadors of Christ Jesus.God bless you as you minister His gospel.i am a young christian and i want to come closer to Him.PRAY FOR ME.


michael July 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This is inspiring


mene July 25, 2013 at 4:49 am

very helpful may God contineu blessing you in Jesus name amen.


josefa tabuakarawa August 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm

bula ..this is all the way from Fiji island, i have found so many good bible verse in this page which can help me at school when i don’t have my bible with me ..and also i found so many people who have been save from online prayer …


Emma obeng August 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

you dont know how much this has had an impact in my life.God bless you.


Shyam Darji March 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

I am blessed with this message. It will help us to teach our local Pastors in Nepal. Thank you so much.


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GOD bless this ministry
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Mary Smith February 25, 2016 at 5:33 am

Can you write a short speech about “Church Youth Future Generation” please??


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