50 Short Bible Verses for Scripture Memorization

Here are 50  short bible verses which are perfect if you are trying to memorize scripture.  If you begin to practice memorizing at least one of these each day and say it for the whole week within a few short months you will know a lot of bible verses.

These are also family friendly so you can do this with your children.

We are giving these short bible verses to you in the New King James Version and we have a few in the New International Version.

We’ll start off with the shortest verse in the bible

John 11:35 New King James Version (NKJV) “Jesus wept.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16 “Rejoice always, ”

Romans 10:13 “For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Matthew 11:30 (NIV) “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Colossians 3:20 “Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “pray without ceasing,”

pray without ceasing

Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Psalm 56:3 “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”

1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Spirit.”

John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.”

Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Psalm 145:9 “The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.”

Proverbs 18:10The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

Numbers 6:24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;”

Psalm 37:4Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight”.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

John 1:4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

Psalm 136:1 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? ”

Matthew 5:16 “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Luke 6:31  New International Version (NIV) “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Psalm 27:11Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.”

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

James 4:7Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”

Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Romans 12:12rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer”

Psalm 138:1 “I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (OK, this one is a little longer but we couldn’t give you verse 5 without verse 6 and most of you already know this one!)

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”

1 John 4:19 (NIV) “We love because he first loved us.”

Proverbs 15:22Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.”

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Proverbs 10:12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.”

Psalm 37:5Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

Hebrews 10:23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”

1 Thessalonians 5:25Brethren, pray for us.”

We hope you’ll take on the challenge to memorize as many of these scriptures as possible with your family.  If you have any Short Bible Verses that Short-Bible_Versesyou would like to share for us to memorize write it in the comments section.

God Bless!


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9 thoughts on “50 Short Bible Verses for Scripture Memorization”

  1. Phillipians 4:16;rejoice always, Phillipians 4:17; pray without ceasing, Phillipians 4:19; quench not the spirit

  2. This will be perfect for my children’s memory verse in the competition. Thank you and God bless you

  3. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,plans to prosper you.Plans for good and not evil. Philpians 1:6 For I know that he who has begun a good work In you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

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