Popular Bible Verses for Kids


The verses listed below are popular verses that children are likely to encounter along the way in church or other places. This is a great list to start with if children are just beginning to memorize Scripture because they’re likely to hear these verses or passages referenced in sermons or other places.

In many instances only a phrase from the verse has been included to make it easier for younger children to develop the skill of memorizing Scripture. Links to relevant activities for each verse are included that may help reinforce the learning process. Verses are listed in biblical order.

8 Popular Verses

God created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1b:  The first verse of the Bible is also one of the most important and, therefore, among the most popular. Kids need to understand that the God of the Bible is also Creator of all things! Scripture page. Coloring page. Children’s Sermon. Sermon picture. Word Tiles activity.

God said, “I have placed my bow in the clouds” – Genesis 9:13a:  Kids love the story of Noah and the flood. Here they learn about the origin of the rainbow. Scripture page. Coloring page. Crossword Puzzle. Spot the Differences. Word Tiles activity.

Is anything too hard for the Lord? – Genesis 18:14a: A great verse that affirms the power of God over life’s problems and is a wonderful verse for kids to discuss. No wonder it’s so popular! Scripture page.

The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I lack – Psalm 23:1: The first verse of the 23rd Psalm has been a favorite since it was written and affirms the loving care of our Lord. Scripture page.

You are the light of the world – Matthew 5:14a: In a dark and difficult world, Jesus declares in Matthew 5:14 that we, as God’s children, are shining as lights to those around us. Scripture page.

Love your neighbor as yourself – Matthew 22:39b: Jesus taught that this is one of the two greatest commandments. It’s a natural favorite for kids to learn. Scripture page.

For God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son – John 3:16a: John 3:16 is perhaps the most memorized verse in the Bible and for good reason. Kids have been learning this verse for centuries. Here we see God’s love and His amazing sacrifice. Scripture page. Bookmarks. Word Tiles activity. Word Search Puzzle.

God loves a cheerful giver – 2 Corinthians 9:7c: Children need to be taught to be generous. This popular verse will help them understand how they can please God through generosity. Scripture page. Bookmarks. Word Tiles activity. Coloring page.

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