Beginner bible verses for kids are a great way to start teaching your kids about God and how to live for Him.
It’s never too early to start teaching your kids to memorize and understand bible verses but let’s be honest, most things I have yet to understand let alone try to explain them to my kids.
And then by the time you get them in bed, pull out your bible, and search for a new verse every night, they will probably be fast asleep (or bouncing off the wall).
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Some of these bible verses for kids are ones that I remember learning when I was little. The rest are ones that I’ve found that will strengthen your child’s biblical foundation.
Most of them are shorter but length does not make it hard for a child to memorize. I can still remember being in first grade and learning to recite the twenty third Psalm in full.
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Beginner Bible Verses for Kids:
Bible Verses for Kids About Who God Is
This bible verses will help your children understand God’s love for us. That He is our shepherd and we are to follow Him no matter what may come.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
II Samuel 22:31
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.”
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
“But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
“For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
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Bible Verses for Kids About Being Grateful
These bible verses will help remind children to be thankful in all things, because everything comes from God.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh don from the father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
I Thessalonians 5:18
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Bible Verses for Kids About How to Live for God
Most adults are still trying to figure out how to live for God. If you teach children at a young age how to live for God and not themselves it will be much easier for them as adults.
I Corinthians 10:31
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
“And let us not be weary in welldoing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”
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“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
“A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.”
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longstuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
II Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Bible Verses for Kids About God’s Strength
It’s hard for children to imagine just how powerful God’s strength is. And that when we are weak He will use His strength to lift us up as well.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
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Bible Verses for Kids About How to Treat Others
One of the hardest things to teach children is how to be kind and forgiving to others. How to share and not get angry. These verses will give your children the tools they need to do this.
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
I Peter 3:9
“Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.”
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”