100 Bible Verses about Memorizing Scripture

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 5,356 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 3,619 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 119:9 ESV / 3,358 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 11:18 ESV / 2,741 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2,715 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 2,646 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 / 2,643 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 2,627 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 1:1-6 ESV / 2,558 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; ...

John 3:16 ESV / 2,441 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.

Psalm 119:16 ESV / 1,999 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:1-11 ESV / 1,992 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 ...

Proverbs 6:21-22 ESV / 1,973 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.

Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV / 1,937 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.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1,906 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.

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 1,871 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 / 1,868 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.

John 14:26 ESV / 1,848 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 1,801 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 1,778 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 1,770 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,684 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,

Hebrews 2:1 ESV / 1,574 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:23 ESV / 1,470 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,429 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.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 1,409 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.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 1,378 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,347 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,323 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 1,289 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,289 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.

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 1,249 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:4 ESV / 1,245 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 1,232 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! ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,223 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 1,211 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 1,211 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.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 1,204 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 1,182 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 complete, equipped for every good work.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 1,152 helpful votes

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

Job 23:12 ESV / 1,151 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.

Psalm 49:3-4 ESV / 1,126 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 1,125 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.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 1,105 helpful votes

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

Acts 4:12 ESV / 1,089 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 23:1-6 ESV / 1,044 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. ...

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 1,043 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.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 981 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. Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 971 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 969 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 966 helpful votes

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

James 4:7 ESV / 965 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 953 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.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 943 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.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 922 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.

1 John 5:3 ESV / 917 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 912 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 903 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:7 ESV / 898 helpful votes

The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 897 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 888 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 883 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.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 861 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,

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 849 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 838 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 817 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 782 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:31 ESV / 774 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 738 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.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 737 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 725 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 722 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.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 719 helpful votes

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 711 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 690 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 673 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 654 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 652 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.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 649 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 648 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 648 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 639 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV / 633 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, ...

Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV / 601 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 600 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 593 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed 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.”

1 Thessalonians 4:18 ESV / 592 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another with these words.

John 14:21 ESV / 579 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.”

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 548 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 522 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; ...

Luke 2:1-52 ESV / 490 helpful votes

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. ...

Matthew 5:14 ESV / 484 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV / 481 helpful votes

Pray without ceasing,

Psalm 136:1 ESV / 475 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:17 ESV / 452 helpful votes

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 432 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.

Romans 8:13 ESV / 432 helpful votes

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 431 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.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 426 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:4 ESV / 415 helpful votes

You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.

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