We all have our favorite bible quotes, but some are so popular that they are recognized as famous Bible verses and have been quoted billions of times through sermons, publications, and Christian conversations.
Since there are so many famous Bible passages to choose from, we have selected 20 of those that carry the most meaning for Christians and have the widest variety of applications.
Many of these are often used in greeting cards, sermons, and books, as well as for simple reflection or biblical study.
The 20 Most Famous Bible Verses
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
[English Standard Version, John 3:16
“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 straight your paths.”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
“And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.””
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
[2 Timothy 2:15
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
[1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
What do these Bible quotes teach us?
Many of these famous Bible quotes provide us as Christians with some valuable insights into our relationship with God. They stress trusting God even when we don’t understand what is going on in our life, letting us know we can rely on him and that he will protect, strengthen, and comfort us.
Some of the verses tell us about the joy and peace that come to us with that trust.
These popular Scripture passages also tell us that all of us are sinners and that God provided forgiveness and salvation through his Son Jesus Christ because he loves us.
God has plans to give us hope and eternal life. Because of all this, the quotes let us know that we should have faith and live our life now for Jesus. We should be loving, kind. and forgiving to others, displaying the work of God in our lives.