It’s fantastic that today we can have the Bible with us at all times.
Even though our phones serve up every word of Scripture in multiple translations, memorizing the Bible still has tremendous value for adults and kids. Think of the Bible passages we memorize as the Holy Spirit’s vocabulary. When He wants to bring comfort or direction, His native tongue is the Bible.
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 said to you. (John 14:26 NASB)
And Bible memory doesn’t need to be intimidating. Start small, with some of the short Bible verses we’ve collected here.
Martin Luther had so much of the Bible memorized that, when God opened his eyes to justification by faith alone (see Romans 1:17), Luther was able to confirm what he had found without turning to anther page. “Thereupon I ran through the Scriptures from memory,” he later wrote.
Why not encourage your kids to memorize a short Bible verse from each of the 66 books? These verses can serve as “hooks” to remember the main themes of each book.
Memorizing from each book has the added benefit of helping kids become more comfortable and fascinated with the whole Bible—a wonderful foundation for a lifelong walk with God.
To make this project even more fun for the kids you lead, we’ve included a Did you know? fact about each book in the Bible.
Pair them with Bible memory games for even more learning!
Short Bible Verses from the Old Testament
Short Bible Verses from the New Testament
David C Cook is your go-to source for short Bible verse memory resources for kids—and so much more. Try these to start: