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January 15, 2020
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The Bible contains many short and inspiring Bible verses that are great for memorizing or sharing with your friends. God's word endures forever through Bible Scriptures. Even though they are short, they can still transform your life if you study the context behind them. Try committing these short Bible verses to memory and find peace through the glory of God.
In the Old King James version, the shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35:
What are the ten shortest Bible verses that are actual sentences? Here is the breakdown:
Remember Lot's wife.
Pray without ceasing.
Despise not prophesyings.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not kill.
Neither shalt thou steal.
Quench not the Spirit.
The Bible is filled with eternal truth about God. Scripture is much "more precious than gold" (Psalm 19:10). Unfortunately, most believers focus more on worldly treasures than sowing riches in heaven. Memorizing the Bible helps you believe in the Lord deeper. Here are a couple of reasons why you commit Bible verses to memory:
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Short verses are easy to commit to memory. If you consider Jesus Christ as the Lord your God, hold fast to the following Scripture quotes. Add Scripture memorization to your daily routine. Having a strong Bible memory helps you recall them in your moments of need. Here are the most encouraging Bible verses to memorize:
Let all your things be done with charity.
We love him, because he first loved us.
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Short Bible quotes are a great way to grow closer to God. Every verse from the Bible helps you rejoice and be glad in God's promises. God cares about you. Lean upon Him in all the seasons of your life. May you find victory through Jesus Christ!