Here, we have 20 birthday Bible verse that are perfect for using in a birthday card, or to engrave on a gift.
When looking through these birthday Bible verses, remember that it is God that formed us in our mother’s womb and gave us life–and it is this life he gave us that we celebrate each year on our birthdays.
Though there are only a few actual birthday celebrations mentioned anywhere in the Bible, there are a number of Scripture passages that reference birthdays, the actual day of one’s birth, and/or the passing years of our life.
We have searched carefully thought the Bible to find the best 20 birthday related scripture quotes. Some of these are great for birthday cards while others are appropriate for study.
20 Birthday Scriptures
“His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.”
[English Standard Version, Job 1:4
“And the angel answered her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy”the Son of God.”
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.”
“Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
“But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,”
“On the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.”
“A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.”
“Why did I come out from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?”
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,”
“When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.”
“On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”
“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”
“Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.”
“for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.”
[1 Corinthians 11:12
“For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.”
“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
What do we learn about birthdays form the bible?
These birthday Bible verses reveal a consistency of celebrating birthdays among differing cultures and peoples from early periods of recorded history. Job, believed by many to be the oldest book of the Bible, tells us that Job’s sons celebrated their birthdays. We also learn from other biblical quotes that the Egyptian Pharaoh and the Palestine tetrarch (or local ruler) Herod both celebrated their birthdays.
The Bible also often references our length of life as years in many of the above passages. Each passing year is a subtle reference to a birthday as the beginning of measuring from one year to the next.
Though we can celebrate our birthdays, we are also supposed to remember that this time here on the earth is temporary. As wonderful as birth into this world is, we are told in one of the verses that the departure from this life to be with God as Christians is by far much better.