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Memorize: Inspirational Bible Verses For Children

You can’t be with your kids 24/7. God can. Help them memorize inspirational Bible verses for children, and they will carry God’s Word wherever they go.

We all want our children to form good habits, such as brushing their teeth, being polite, and doing their homework. But memorizing inspirational Bible verses should become a good habit, too. Teaching your kids this discipline is one of the greatest gifts you could give them.

Habits are powerful. The earlier you establish them, the better they’ll stick. For example, your mom probably taught you to brush your teeth when you were a young child. Once you’re an adult, how often do you forget to brush your teeth? It’s just part of your routine, isn’t it?

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6; NKJV).

But how can you help your children incorporate scripture memorization into their daily routines? Allow me to share with you a few Bible memory tips.

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Provide something visual to reinforce the overall idea of the Bible verse.

If you visit the Kids Talk About God Art Gallery, you’ll find dozens of ready-to-print memory cards containing Bible verses for children. A child artist illustrated each scripture. Because of this, each memory card has a built-in visual aid that is especially appealing and inspiring to children.
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Let your children see YOU memorizing inspirational Bible verses.

Parents are the strongest role models in children’s lives. What they see you doing makes a huge impact on them. When your children are working on a memory verse, you can memorize the same one. Let them see you working on it. Print an extra memory card from the Kids Talk About God Art Gallery and post it on the fridge. If you visit the Kids Talk About God Art Gallery, you’ll find dozens of ready-to-print memory cards containing Bible verses for children. A child artist illustrated each scripture. Because of this, each memory card has a built-in visual aid that is especially appealing and inspiring to children.
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Help your children have repeated exposure to the Bible verse they’re memorizing.

Print some Bible verses for children from the Kids Talk About God Art Gallery. Slip one into your children’s lunchboxes so they can study their Bible verse while they eat.

Laminate and hole-punch a memory card, then attach it to one of those clips that kids like to put on their backpacks. You know they’ll see it frequently this way. They can even look at it while waiting for the school bus.
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Bible verses for children

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”  NKJV

“The only temptations that you have are the same temptations that all people have. But you can trust God. He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear. But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation. Then you will be able to endure it.”  ERV

1 Corinthians 10:13convert to simple verse

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  NKJV

“Trust the Lord completely! Don’t depend on your own knowledge. Think about God in all that you do. Then he will help you.”  ERV

Proverbs 3:5-6convert to simple verse

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”  NKJV

“But if any of you needs wisdom, then you should ask God for it. God is generous. He enjoys giving to all people. So God will give you wisdom.”  ERV

James 1:5convert to simple verse

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”  NKJV

“I write this letter to you people who believe in the Son of God. I write so that you will know that you have eternal life now.”  ERV

1 John 5:13convert to simple verse

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”  NKJV

“Some people did accept him. They believed in him. He gave something to those people who believed. He gave them the right to become children of God.”  ERV

John 1:12convert to simple verse

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”  NKJV

“I tell you the truth. If a person hears what I say and believes in the One (God) who sent me, that person has life forever. That person will not be judged guilty. He has already left death and has entered into life.”  ERV

John 5:24convert to simple verse

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”  NKJV

“Every person must die once. After a person dies, he is judged.”  ERV

Hebrews 9:27convert to simple verse

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  NKJV

“When people sin, they earn what sin pays--death. But God gives his people a free gift--life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  ERV

Romans 6:23convert to simple verse

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”  NKJV

“All people have sinned and are not good enough for God's glory.”  ERV

Romans 3:23convert to simple verse

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."  NKJV

“But the Holy Spirit will come to you. Then you will receive power. You will be my witnesses--{you will tell people about me}. First, you will tell people in Jerusalem. Then you will tell people in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world."  ERV

Acts 1:8convert to simple verse

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  NKJV

“Don’t worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks. And God’s peace will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. That peace which God gives is so great that we cannot understand it.”  ERV

Philippians 4:6-7convert to simple verse

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”  NKJV

“You have never asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive. And you will be truly happy.”  ERV

John 16:24convert to simple verse

“But He answered and said, ‘It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  NKJV

“Jesus answered him, ‘It is written {in the Scriptures}, “It is not just bread that keeps people alive. People's lives depend on what God says.”  ERV

Matthew 4:4convert to simple verse

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  NKJV

“Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that every person that believes in him would not be lost, but have life forever.”  ERV

John 3:16convert to simple verse

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  NKJV

“My God is very rich with the glory of Christ Jesus. God will use his riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.”  ERV

Philippians 4:19convert to simple verse

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  NKJV

“I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.”  ERV

Philippians 4:13convert to simple verse

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”  NKJV

“But the Lord is faithful. He will give you strength and protect you from the Evil One (the devil).”  ERV

2 Thessalonians 3:3convert to simple verse

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”  NKJV

“I mean that you are saved by grace. And you got that grace by believing. You did not save yourselves. It was a gift from God. No! You are not saved by the things you have done. So no person can boast {that he saved himself}.”  ERV

Ephesians 2:8-9convert to simple verse

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  NKJV

“But Christ died for us while we were still sinners. In that way God showed us that he loves us very much.”  ERV

Romans 5:8convert to simple verse

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”  NKJV

“But the Spirit gives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that can say these things are wrong.”  ERV

Galatians 5:22-23convert to simple verse

“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”  NKJV

“Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you in Christ.”  ERV

Ephesians 4:32convert to simple verse

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”  NKJV

“We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest {of eternal life} at the right time. We must not give up!”  ERV

Galatians 6:9convert to simple verse

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  NKJV

“Your heart will be where your treasure is.”  ERV

Luke 12:34convert to simple verse

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men”  NKJV

“In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work like you are working for the Lord, not for people.”  ERV

Colossians 3:23convert to simple verse

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”  NKJV

“My brothers and sisters, you will have many kinds of troubles. But when these things happen, you should be very happy. Why? Because you know that these things are testing your faith. And this will give you patience.”  ERV

James 1:2-3convert to simple verse

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."  NKJV

“If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer."  ERV

Matthew 21:22convert to simple verse

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.Let all that you do be done with love.”  NKJV

“Be careful. Continue strong in the faith. Have courage and be strong. Do everything in love.”  ERV

1 Corinthians 16:13-14convert to simple verse

“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  NKJV

“You are young, but don't let any person treat you like you are not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. Show them with the things you say, with the way you live, with your love, with your faith, and with your pure life.”  ERV

1 Timothy 4:12convert to simple verse

“But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.’”  NKJV

“Jesus said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people that are like these little children.’”  ERV

Mark 10:14convert to simple verse

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’"  NKJV

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people that are like these children.’"  ERV

Matthew 19:14convert to simple verse

“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.”  NKJV

“Children, obey your parents in all things. This pleases the Lord.”  ERV

Colossians 3:20convert to simple verse

“A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.”  NKJV

“A wise son brings happiness to his father. But a foolish person brings shame to his mother.”  ERV

Proverbs 15:20convert to simple verse

“A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who receives correction is prudent.”  NKJV

“A foolish person refuses to listen to his father’s advice. But a wise person listens closely when people try to teach him.”  ERV

Proverbs 15:5convert to simple verse

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother”  NKJV

“My son, listen to your father when he corrects you. And don’t ignore what your mother teaches you.”  ERV

Proverbs 1:8convert to simple verse

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."  NKJV

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."  ERV

Matthew 5:17convert to simple verse

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