Great Bible Verses For Christmas Eve And Christmas Day

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Christmas time is one of the most wonderful times of the year, so here some Christmas Bible verses you can read for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Notice that this is all about Jesus. God gave His Son to atone for sins, and this “child is born” for the rising and fall of many (Luke 2:34), and in time, all the world will be under His dominion and authority because He was born to be a King, and so He is the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Jesus Birthday

Luke 2:11-12 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luke records the historical fact and fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy (9:6) in writing that Jesus was born as the One who is “Christ the Lord,” being born in Bethlehem. This was given as a sign that they would “find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger,” and naturally, every word of God was fulfilled as exactly prophesied, as it was “in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night” (Luke 2:8) who came to witness this historical event.

Matthew 1:21 “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

The Bible prophesied that Jesus would be born into the flesh but would also bear the sins of those in the flesh, which was for you and for me, but Jesus’ name means “Savior” and He would be born to give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). He came to save those who would trust in Him, and “he will save his people from their sins.”

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Once again, Isaiah points forward to Jesus being born in a lowly, humble state by a virgin who would conceive and bear a Son…the Son of God, and since He was God with us, they shall “call his name Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” God is still with us through Jesus Christ the Lord. Matthew quotes Isaiah 7:14, writing, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us)” (Matt 1:23).Keeping Christ in Christmas

John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

You might not normally think of this verse being associated with Christmas, but it is the time when the Divine and all-glorious Son of God emptied Himself of His glory for a time…to become flesh, being born into the likeness of men. Jesus as the Word of God became flesh to redeem those who would trust in Him, and He will dwell among us and be in us…the children of God.

Matthew 2:2 “Saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’”

When the Magi traveled thousands of miles and likely having started their journey nearly a year ago, they came to pay homage to a King, and it was Jesus Christ Who was “born king of the Jews” but He would also be King over all who would humble themselves before Him, repenting of their sins, and putting their trust in Him. This is why it was declared by the angels, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14)! Why? It was “unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

Isaiah 11:1 “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.”

 This may be another verse you might not associate with Christmas, but the Apostle Paul notes Christ’s arrival on the scene of human history was “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” and daughters (Gal 4:4-6). Jesus came during a time of a spiritual famine when all the religious leaders had the Jews following in the wilderness of religion. It was religion only in form, but they lacked a relationship…a relationship with God, however this relationship could only come through Jesus Christ (John 6:44; Acts 4:12).


What Bible verses would you suggest for Christmas? Luke records that “When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger” (Luke 2:15-16), just as the angels had said. Today, people are still coming to Jesus, but not the One in the manger…but to the Savior, the King, and the High Priest Who still is interceding for us today (Heb 7:25). If you liked these Christmas Bible verses, please feel free to share them with someone else. Let us also rejoice with Mary when she heard the news and praised God by saying, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46-47).

Here is some related reading for you: 8 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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