Saturday, November 7, 2015

Favorite Bible Verses

During high school, I began copying my favorite Bible verses into a 6"x9" notebook. Each page is numbered, and a table of contents with 16 categories keeps the book organized. I allot four to eight pages to each category, which leaves plenty of space to continuously add verses.

What are the 16 categories? Great question! I'll list them below, along with several verses that correspond to each. In my notebook, most of the verses are written in either King James or New King James.  

Power of God 
1 John 4:4, Matthew 19:22, Philippians 2:10, Exodus 14:13-14, Romans 8:31, 1 John 5:4
God's Plan for Me/Guidance
Proverbs 3:5-7, Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 58:11, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Psalm 32:8, Deuteronomy 28:1, Psalm 37:37, Isaiah 26:3
1 John 15:7, Mark 11:22-24, James 5:16, Psalm 37:3-5, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 15:13, 1 Corinthians 2:5, Psalm 91:2
God's Blessings
Psalm 91: 9-16, Psalm 145:9, Psalm 145:14-16, 2 Corinthians 9:8-11, Psalm 34:9-10, Psalm 35:27
Do Not Fear
Isaiah 41:6, Joshua 1:5-6, Psalm 34:4, 1 John 4:18, 2 Timothy 1:7, Psalm 23:4, Psalm 27:1, Psalm 112:7, Proverbs 29:25, Isaiah 44:8, Hebrews 13:5-6, Psalm 55:16, Psalm 56:11
Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 15 and 17, Psalm 19:14, Psalm 34:13-14, Psalm 141:3, Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 37:30-31, Proverbs 4:23, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 18:2, Proverbs 4:24
Proverbs 18:24, Matthew 5:44, Romans 5:5, 1 Corinthians 13, Proverbs 18:19, 1 John 4:7-21, Micah 6:8, John 15:12-13
Cheerful Giving
Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 6:3-4, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 2 Corinthians 9:10-11, 1 Timothy 6:17-18
Psalm 40:1, Ephesians 4:2, Romans 8:37-39, Ephesians 6:9-10, James 5:7, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 1 Corinthians 13:4, Psalm 27:14, John 16:33, James 1:2-4, Galatians 5:22-23, Luke 8:15
Power of the Blood
Matthew 16:19, Ephesians 4:27, Hebrews 11:28, Hebrews 12:24, 1 Peter 5:9, Revelation 12:10-11
Ephesians 4:26-27, Ecclesiastes 7:9
Ecclesiastes 7:12, Daniel 1:17, John 1:4, James 1:5
Ecclesiastes 7:10, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 27:13, John 10:10
Mark 10:9, Proverbs 18:22, Genesis 2:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9, Ephesians 5:33, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Philippians 2:3-4, Titus 2:4-5, Ephesians 5:25, Proverbs 13:19, Proverbs 19:14
Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:29, John 14:27, Colossians 3:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:6-7, Psalm 46:10, Psalm 56:3, Psalm 121:1-2
God's Goodness
Mark 10:18, Psalm 119:68, Psalm 73:1, Psalm 143:10

What are your favorite Bible verses?


  1. Anonymous11/07/2015

    KJV is the best i like my thys and thous.

    1. Anonymous11/08/2015

      How many different versions of the Bible are there? Why?

    2. Anonymous11/08/2015

      Jack Van Impe is a good resource for information on how the Bible is being changed in recent years to leave out extremely well important parts such as Jesus being the Son of God! It is what people would think are reputable organizations that are doing this. Another place to learn about the Bible is a Bible museum.
      The King James version is a good one I understand. I did a self motivated study on this topic and recommend to you to do that. It takes some time but reveals lots.

    3. Anonymous11/09/2015

      Their are many different versions of the Bible. King James Version New King James New International and International r the most commonly used. The reason why their r so many translations is because people have translated the first Bible King James Version into a language we use today. But in that translating we lose and gain knowledge that may not b true and the interpretation of the Bible will change with that.

    4. Anonymous11/09/2015

  2. Anonymous11/07/2015

    Thanks for sharing. I recently started going back to church and reading the bible. I am learning to trust God.

    1. Anonymous11/08/2015

      Awesome praise the Lord. R u living a Christian life?

  3. Anonymous11/07/2015

    My favorite is on your list, Matthew 6:34.
    "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today."
    I am a worrier by nature so this verse is comforting and helps me get perspective.

  4. Anonymous11/07/2015

    Thanks so much for posting this Ellie! I have tried on and off to read the entire Bible for years and just never been able to do it. Therefore, I started a project this summer where I focus on one, 1-2 line verse for 3 days. I memorize it and then reflect on it on and off over the 3 days before I move on to a new one. I also highlight the verse in my Bible and make a note of the verse so I can find it again. I am always looking for new ones that others find inspirational so I can add them to my list for future focus. Thanks for the recommendations! :)

    1. Anonymous11/07/2015

      I sympathsize with this person's experience. I suggest loving the Lord with greater strength, mind, heart by putting more into reading his word. I too have difficulty with getting the whole book! I got an inexpensive New Testament and started at the beginning and underlined everything I read, wrote in the margins, etc. I kept it up daily and persistently and finished within a month this summer, but I did not do the last book of Revelations. I have the Bible Old Testament read up to after the Ten Commandments and only parts after that, I have not just read it all through, that seems daunting! Why can't I do that? I can watch TV or waste time otherwise!
      Do you think this is spiritual warfare?

  5. Anonymous11/07/2015

    Thank you Ellie for sharing this with us! I have a book that looks similar to yours that I use to record my favorite Bible verses and inspirational messages. I think it is a wonderful idea. I have many favorites, a few of them are Psalm 18:2, Proverbs 3:5,6 Philippians 4:13, Matthew 6:33. Do you attend Bible study groups or other church activities?

    1. Hi there!

      Those are all great verses! We just chose a church to settle at, so we are working on getting involved, but we do attend a weekly Bible study with friends from a different church.


  6. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp. Psalms 149:3

  7. Anonymous11/08/2015

    "A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance" - Ecclesiastes 3:4

  8. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

  9. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Genesis 8:1
    But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.

    1. Anonymous11/09/2015

      I like this one too. It reminds me that hope is never lost. If God can help in circumstances like Noah's, he will help when I am facing a lesser difficulty.

  10. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Hi Ellie.. thanks piles for these verses... Im a young christian and today I need a verse to say at church. I visit your blog every day and i am gonna say one of your verses you wrote down... thanks piles!! you are such a inspiration!

  11. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Lately, I've been turning to Proverbs 31:26.
    "She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tounge."
    As a working wife and mom, I have been trying to think more before I open my mouth. It's hard sometimes :)

  12. Anonymous11/08/2015

    I love Luke 18:27...also Malachi 4:5-6 (see website the )

  13. Anonymous11/08/2015

    Matthew 11:28
    "Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. "

  14. Anonymous11/09/2015

    I can relate to the comment about Proverbs 31:26. I think the verses on The Virtuous Wife is something that we as women need to read often. How easy it seems to act on impulse and get caught up in our worldly way of life. Another favorite verse of mine is "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 16:25.

  15. Anonymous11/09/2015

    I write my verses on index cards and place them in envelopes with the subject written on the front. I keep the envelopes in a plastic box. Easy to place an envelope in my purse to read on my lunch break at work.

    1. Anonymous11/12/2015

      I like that idea!

  16. Anonymous11/09/2015

    Isaiah 26:3 (NASB)- The steadfast of mind you will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.

  17. Anonymous11/10/2015

    6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [b]lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, [c]dwell on these things. Philippians 4:6-8
    & Philippians 4:13

  18. Anonymous11/10/2015

    Gospel verses like kingdom of God, seed is the word, Bible, repentance, forgiveness of sin, new life, Hoy Spirit, Church, producing good fruit, return of Jesus, Heaven, rewards, eternal life, what else? Make a gospel word search.

  19. Anonymous11/12/2015

    Thanks for posting this. It is very helpful. You're very organized. I appreciate that quality. Take care.

  20. Anonymous2/09/2016

    What a great idea! My Mom is always encouraging me to use scripture as a weapon against all my struggles. I really appreciate Proverbs 3:5-6!