What is your favorite Bible verse?

Next week, our third grade Sunday School children each will receive their own Bible, which this year, my older daughter will be included. Part of the process involves parents selecting their favorite Bible verses and highlighting them, so that when the children read through their Bible, they will be able to share this with them.

Now, I imagine for most parents who have gone through Sunday School and otherwise grew up in a church already have a bunch of favorite Bible verses. For me, this isn’t the case; I was only baptized at the end of 2005. I suppose I could skim through and try to find meaningful passages, but for some reason it just seems wrong to do that.

So, I put out a call to my Twitter friends asking for their favorite Bible verses and several people responded! Here’s the first few responses that came in:

  • Micah 7:8 – “8Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.” [from @jaymartinez]
  • Proverbs 31:8-9 – “8Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. 9Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” [from @jerseymomma]
  • Leviticus 24:15 – “15And speak to the people of Israel, saying: Anyone who curses God shall bear the sin.” [from @jgrossberg]
  • Exodus 21:17 – “17Whoever curses father or mother shall be put to death.” [from @jgrossberg]
  • Matthew 6:28-34 – “28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you


  1. Heh. Mine was kinda tongue-in-cheek — death penalty for backtalk — but I do think an awful lot of people cite the Bible as their moral guide, without knowing what’s actually in it.

  2. Dave Koenig says

    It’s a tossup between Ezekiel 25:17 and Austin 3:16.

  3. Joe: Fortunately for me, I’m completely devoid of any kind of moral guide, what-so-ever. :-)

    Dave: Thou shalt not open thy can of whoop-ass.

  4. 1 Peter 1:8-9
    8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

  5. 1 Corinthians 13:2
    And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

  6. 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 heighth, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

  7. Cast all your wories and cares on God for he cares for you. Peter 5:7

  8. Joe, those laws are for a Jewish theocracy, they may have some value for us today, but the legal aspect is strictly a different jurisdiction. Knowing what’s in the Bible better would make that clear. I highly recommend reading it; It is a good book.

    One of my favorite verses is Col 2:8.
    “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

  9. Romans 8:28; “and we know that all things work together for good to those that love God and who have been called according to His purpose.”

  10. Daughter of Christ Jesus says

    1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version)
    13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

    This verse is important to me, because it explains how the hardships that are given to us are bearable. God gives us challenges up to what we can bear and that when we get tempted, he would always provide a way out. AMEN!

  11. PSA 47:10

    Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

    This verse reminds me that life is temporary. God and love is all there is.

  12. Romans 8:18
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

  13. I am afraid to say we had to learn and read verses from the king James version and I am dyslexic, I really didn’t like it and found it very difficult. I did like the singing though and I still do.
    I am glad to see these verses here which I will note them and try and remember them.

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