Aug 31, 2017 by Isabella Cox

21 of the Best and Most Important Bible Verses

The Bible is an incredible piece of literature and the foundational text for the Christian faith. However, it's a massive book! If you've ever wondered what the very best Bible verses were but don't have the time to comb through the whole text yourself, we've got you covered. Here are some of the very best Bible verses that capture its most important messages. 

These are great for memorizing, writing down and meditating on, referencing when ministering to others, or using as a primer to gaining a deeper understanding of the text if you're just getting started. Enjoy! 

1. John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

2. Psalm 23:1-4
"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

2. Psalm 118:6 
"The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"

3. Philippians 4:13
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

4. Romans 1:7
"To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ."

5. Lamentations 3:23
"They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

6. 1 John 4:19 
"We love because he first loved us."

7. Matthew 11:30
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

8. Romans 8:39
"Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

9. John 14:6
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

10. 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.'"

11. Joshua 24:15
"As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

12. Micah 6:3
"And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

13. Psalm 27:4 
"One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."

14. John 15:13
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."

15. Romans 8:28
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

16. 1 Corinthians 13:13
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

17. Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

18. Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart
         And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
         And He will make your paths straight."

19. Psalm 46:1
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

20. Galatians 5:22-23
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

21. Hebrews 11:1
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."

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