40 Bible Verses Every Child Should Memorize

Today I'm sharing 40 Bible verses every child should memorize. This past week I  put together a list to send home of the Bible verses my little kindergarteners will learn this year. As the list grew I remembered learning these verses when I was their age. I count it an honor to be teaching these precious children the verses I remember quoting in my kindergarten class. This year, I’m teaching the Positive Action for Christ curriculum with the added ABC verses from Abeka. I love these little verses because they are easy for little ones to memorize.

40 Bible Verses Every Child Should Memorize

Children are not too young to hide God’s words in their heart. They are at the perfect age to learn how God wants them to live now and in the future. Memorizing comes easy for them and while they are young, they can determine to love Jesus and live for Him.

To keep the verses fresh in the minds of my students I'll be using the method I used with my son during a school years.

While I’m not sharing all the verses Abeka uses for the ABC verses, many of these are verses I learned while growing up and my son has learned over the years.

40 Bible Verses Every Child Should Memorize

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 16:13 Thou God seest me.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother.

Psalm 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.
Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth forever.
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 147:1 Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God.

Proverbs 3:5-7 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. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me thine heart.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure.

Isaiah 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man
Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.John 3:16 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.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

40 Bible Verses Every Child Should Memorize


  1. Thank you for these! I am going to save them and try to use them with my grandchildren.

    1. You're welcome, Penny. I'm excited about teaching some of these to my class.


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