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75 Short Bible Verses for Quick Inspiration

The beauty of short Bible verses is that they can convey powerful and inspirational snippets of God’s message in just a few lines — or even just a few words!

Whether you’re short on time, looking for verses to memorize, or hoping to share memorable bits of scripture with children, these diminutive verses are the perfect fodder.

Here, then are 75 short Bible verses to stoke your inspirational fires.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

1 John 1:9

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

1 John 3:23

And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 5:3

This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

1 Samuel 18:14

In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:16

Be joyful always;

1 Thessalonians 5:17

pray continually;

1 Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers, pray for us.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Corinthians 5:7

We live by faith, not by sight.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Acts 16:31

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 3:20

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

Deuteronomy 29:9

Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.

Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 6:1

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

Ephesians 6:10

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Galatians 3:26

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 16:13

She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 4:7

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

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

John 1:4

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

John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:30

I and the Father are one.”

John 11:35

Jesus wept.

John 3:7

You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’

Luke 6:31

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Matthew 11:30

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 28:20

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 5:14

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

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Numbers 6:24

” ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;

Philippians 4:13

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 14:5

A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.

Proverbs 15:22

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 18:13

He who answers before listening– that is his folly and his shame.

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Psalms 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 119:105

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

Psalms 119:11

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalms 119:113

I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.

Psalms 136:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Psalms 138:1

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.

Psalms 145:9

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

Psalms 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

Psalms 19:14

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalms 27:1

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?

Psalms 27:11

Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

Psalms 37:3

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Psalms 37:4

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

Psalms 37:5

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

Psalms 56:3

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Romans 10:13

for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 3:23

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

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