48 Bible Verses about Memorizing Scripture

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 118 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 76 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 64 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 58 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Deuteronomy 11:18 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Psalm 37:31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.

Proverbs 6:21-22 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

James 1:23-25 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 37:30-31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Proverbs 13:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Job 23:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Job 22:22-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents, if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed,

Proverbs 22:17-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Jude 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Romans 1:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Psalm 119:97 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

2 Peter 1:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 119:148 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Deuteronomy 6:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.

Deuteronomy 5:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.

1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

John 14:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

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