100 Bible Verses about Memorizing Scripture

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 438 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 281 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.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 198 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 190 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 11:18 ESV / 160 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 / 131 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 127 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 37:31 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 114 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; ...

Proverbs 6:21-22 ESV / 113 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.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 107 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 91 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 90 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 87 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 83 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 3:5-6 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 81 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. ...

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 79 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 67 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 65 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

John 14:6 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 62 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! ...

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 61 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 59 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 56 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.

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Matthew 4:1-11 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

1 John 5:3 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

James 1:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 51 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

John 11:35 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Jesus wept.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

James 4:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Acts 16:31 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Acts 4:12 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 46 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 45 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:18 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Job 23:12 ESV / 44 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.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 43 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.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 42 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...

Acts 1:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 John 4:19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

John 1:12 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

John 15:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 1:4 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:1-12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. ...

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Psalm 49:3-4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Psalm 136:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

John 14:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Psalm 37:30-31 ESV / 26 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.

John 17:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 24 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.

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

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