Kids, even young kids, can memorize Scripture to help them learn God’s word and apply it to real-life situations. If you’re looking for a place to start, here’s a list of 30 Bible verses (NIV) perfect for young kids…

  • All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” – 2 Timothy 3:16
  • Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”” – Mark 10:27
  • “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
  • “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.”” – 1 Samuel 16:7
  • Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”Psalm 37:7
  • For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6
  • For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.” – 1 Peter 3:18
  • Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”Proverbs 28:13
  • The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”Proverbs 27:12
  • “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:10
  • “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14
  • For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
  • “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
  • Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”Psalm 145:3
  • “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
  • “Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly.”Psalm 85:8
  • “If you love me, keep my commands.” – John 14:15
  • “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30
  • “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19
  • “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21
  • “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.””James 4:6
  • “Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.””John 20:21
  • “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” – Psalm 23:1
  • “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13
  • “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”Proverbs 3:5
  • “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” – James 1:5

Want to use visuals to help kids memorize these verses? Check out this download of high-resolution, professionally-designed images that can easily become flashcards, posters, magnets, bookmarks, or lunchbox notes! Or explore these monthly memory verse cards for kids broken up by preschool and elementary age groups! And check out this Bible Verse Challenge for a year-long tool to help kids memorize a new verse each month!

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