The Most Inspirational Bible Verses

by Menka Dimitrovska, Lifestyle Columnist


Published in Lifestyle on 11th July, 2018


We all need some support and inspiration in our daily lives. None of us are perfect; we all have our insecurities and fears, and sometimes all we need is a little bit of encouragement and we can do whatever it is we put our mind to. The below Scriptures include some of the best Bible verses that can offer you just that. They will help you find the strength and inspiration you need to cope with all the challenges life might bring your way.

You need to learn how to enjoy your life and live life to the fullest, and today's collection of inspirational Bible verses can help you achieve that.

bible verses

After reading through today's selection of Bible verses, you'll get a deeper understanding of what God's plan for your life is, and what your role on this planet is.

I hope you can find courage and comfort in my collection of Bible Verses about love, faith, friendships, life, and so on. The list also includes a few short Bible verses with a deeper meaning than any other inspirational quote you can find on the internet. There are a lot of truths that can be said with just a few words, and that's more than evident in today's collection of encouraging, inspirational and uplifting Bible verses.

Bible Verses About Love

The greatest and purest thing we can do in this world is to love the people, animals and nature around us. Whether its friends, family or strangers, we must not feel hate towards anyone. God doesn't put limits on love, and neither should we.

bible verses about love

Since according to the Bible God is love, it means we need to use Him as an example as we learn how to love others, and open ourselves to the feeling of love. We need to look up to him, as he is the perfect source for us to learn how to treat others, and learn to love even those that are difficult to love.

The list below includes some of the most inspiring love Bible verses that will help you see what love is actually about. The list includes some of my favorite Bible verses as well.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail."
Lamentations 3:22

"Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."
Romans 13:10

Bible Verses About Family

All families are made by God, but not all are made the same. Some can include only a mom, some just a dad, or only grandparents, and so on. There is no family alike, but that doesn't mean that they aren't all strong Godly families.

Family brings us happiness, love and joy, particularly when things are tough. No matter if the tensions are between two loving and committed parents, between parents and their children, or any other situation, you need to stay strong and believe that you will find a way out of that situation and get the harmony and happiness in your home restored.

bible verses about family

But what if you need a bit of help and guidance when things start falling apart? Well that's when you turn to these incredibly encouraging Bible verses and hope that they'll give you the courage you need to stay strong, and try to work on whatever problems you and your family might be facing.

I hope that these verses will bring you joy and hope that things will eventually improve, as love is the strongest force of all.

"Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred."
Proverbs 15:17

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good."
Romans 12:9

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

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Funny Bible Verses

Many people, mostly those who haven't read it, consider the Bible as a boring book that only has commandments about how you should live your life, what's right and what's wrong and nothing more. That's simply not true.

The Bible actually has tons of interesting stories about witches, ghosts, giants, and scary stories. Here are a few verses that illustrate that:

"Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!"
Proverbs 31:6

"But Jael, Heber's wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died."
Judges 4:21

This one might need a bit more explaining, so it can make more sense./p>

During that particular time in the story Israel is ruled by elected judges. The judge that's in charge during that particular time is Deborah, who gets orders from God to go to war with the Caananites. The Caananite's leader is a man by the name of Sisera, who runs away and hides during battle. He tries to hide in a tent that belongs by Herber, a friend of the Caananites. However, his wife, Jael, isn't that friendly, so she kills Sisera by driving a tent peg straight through his skull, during his sleep.

"Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it."
Judges 3:22

Yet another graphic death... this one might even be worse than the last.

But let's go over to the more cheerful and uplifting side of the Bible.

Christmas Bible Verses

Below you'll find a few of the best Christmas Bible verses which are perfect for a reading on Christmas day. You can also share them with your family so that you can all reflect on one of the most important days in history - the birth of Christ, and get in the holiday spirit.

christmas bible verses

"The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father's only Son."
John 1:14

When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea, Herod was king. During this time some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said,

"Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
Matthew 2:1-2

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

Easter Bible Verses

Easter Sunday is one of the most anticipated days of the year. We all look forward to decorating eggs, getting together with the whole family, wearing some lovely pastel dresses, and just enjoying some valuable time with our loved ones, over delicious home-cooked food.

We celebrate the resurrection of our lord and savior, the return of hope and the sign of eternal life, and that's what makes the day extra special.

There's no better way to show that we honor this occasion than by reading some of the most prevailing Easter Bible verses:

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
1 Peter 1:3

"The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again."
1 Peter 1:3

Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." Luke 23:46-47

Bible Verses about Death

The thought of dying without knowing what awaits us can be terrifying to some people, and is definitely one of the deepest mysteries of all time. If you want to make sense of it all, and want to get answers to some of the hardest questions in life, according to the Bible, then these Bible verses might help you with that.

When we go looking for answers regarding life after death, we have but two sources that we can consult. We can either turn to human experience and find many ideas and theories, or turn to the Bible, where we can also find tons of information on the subject.

If we take our experience as humans into consideration, we'll find tons of guesses, ideas, and theories, but no definite truths. That's because, the only people who can tell us what happens in the afterlife are already there, which leaves us to wonder and look for answers elsewhere. One book that's abundant in answers is the Bible. You can find a lot of information on life after death in it, so let's see what it says on that subject.

"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."
John 3:16

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;"
John 11:25

"If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord."
Romans 14:8

"For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive."
1 Corinthians 15:22

Bible Verses About Friendship

If you're looking for guidance or help with choosing the right friends, you can find tons of helpful advice laid out right there in the Bible. As humans, we always feel the need to be loved and cared for, which is why we're always looking for company and people we can call our friends.

bible verses about friendship

Below you'll find some of the most popular Bible verses about friends and friendship and you'll realize that if you choose them right, your friends can bring you nothing but joy, love, comfort, strength and encouragement.

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

"Do to others as you would have them do to you."
Luke 6:31

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity."
Proverbs 17:17

Bible Verses about Children

Children can be considered as a gift from God. They are filled with joy, laughter and above all - innocence. What the Bible teaches us is to be more like children, and have that same faith and trust that they have.

God loves all children equally. He doesn't see gender, race or nationality, as each child is "precious in His sight".

The following Bible verses will help lift your spirits and remind you to look at the world with purity and joy, as any child would, and remember your pure and innocent side that prevailed when you were a child.

"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him."
Psalm 127:3

"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
Romans 8:14

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."
Matthew 18:10

Bible Verses About Stress

These helpful and inspirational Bible verses can help you destress, encourage you and lift your spirits in times of stress, sadness, doubt, mourning, loss, or hopelessness. There are a lot of passages in the Bible that can help uplift the weak and the wounded and give them back the strength they need to get back on their feet after a very stressful event.

"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."
Romans 8:28

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

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong."
1 Corinthians 16:13

Bible Verses about Peace

If you're worried or struggling with something, you probably need a bit help and support to get through the hard time. The Bible has a lot of verses about peace and hope that will help you achieve inner peace and overcome your struggles, fears and worries.

bible verses about peace

If you read carefully, you'll see that God, promises us HIS peace. He doesn't want us to be troubled and worried, and he's here to help us achieve our inner peace.

The following Bible verses can also be used for meditation, or you can simply read them when you start feeling overwhelmed and don't know what to do about it.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:31

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

Bible Verses About Joy

In today's harsh world joy is hard to come by. I mean sure, people are happy, at least they seem happy; they smile and laugh, but that doesn't always mean that they feel joy.

Finding a person that feels actual joy is an increasingly difficult mission these days. Joy is different from happiness. It's deeper and lasts longer. Happiness can come and go, but joy comes from within and is something that allows us to feel peaceful and content, no matter the circumstances we find ourselves in.

I hope you too can find joy in the beautiful Bible verses below.

"Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart."
Psalm 97:11

"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful."
Psalm 68:3

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Romans 15:13

Bible Verses For Kids

There are a lot of inspirational and informative shorter verses that are perfect for kids to understand and remember. I've tried to list a few of those verses that kids can easily understand and remember, in case they want to learn something about the Bible.

bible verses about kids

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
Colossians 3:2

"My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;"
Proverbs 23:15

"In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind."
John 1:4

Bible Verses About Worry

Many of us do not know what the Bible actually says about worry and anxiety. There are a lot of things we can learn from scripture that can help us deal with our uncertainties and worries.

Many people seek counsel from the Bible when they want to overcome a fear or something that worries them.

The Bible is full of stories and quotes that can help people regain their strength and courage, find their inner peace and overcome whatever it is that worries them.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

Bible Verses about Patience

Below I have listed a few beautiful Bible verses that you can return to each time you need a bit of strength and patience to handle a difficult situation in your life. Patience is sometimes everything a person needs to have in hopeless and tough times.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
James 1:2-3

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Galatians 6:9

"Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
Jonh 13:7

Bible Verses About Mothers

Mothers have the most important role in our lives. They bring life to this world, and are always by us to nurture us and love us unconditionally. There are many such examples in the Bible. We can learn a lot from these wonderful examples of a mother's love and sacrifice, so let's celebrate them with some of the most beautiful verses about mothers that are always here to encourage and inspire us.

bible verses about mothers

"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord, your God is giving you."
Exodus 20:12

"My child, obey your father's godly instruction and follow your mother's life-giving teaching."
Proverbs 6:20-22

"Then the mother of the child said, "As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he arose and followed her."
2 Kings 4:30

Bible Verses About Helping Others

Is there anything better than helping other people or animals? According to me, that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. The Bible has tons of examples of people of all ages that have helped others in one way or another. The Bible actually says that it doesn't actually matter how much you have to give or spare, it's the actual act that counts, and that's what fills our hearth with joy.

We all need help at some point of our lives, so let's see what the Bible says about helping others. Here are the top 3 Bible verses about helping people or animals in need.

"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, the reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."
Romans 15:2-3

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Acts 20:30

"If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother."
Deuteronomy 15:7

Bible Verses about Anger

The Bible addresses anger a few times, and the topic can be found in many of the Bible's most cited verses. Anger is an emotion we all feel sometimes. No one is immune to it, and there's nothing wrong with feeling angry from time to time. What's wrong is to cause harm to you or to others while feeling angry and hurt, and letting your emotions take control over your actions.

Here are a few of my favorite Bible verses about anger that will help you learn how to live an anger-free life, and free yourself from all those negative emotions.

"In your anger do not sin' : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold."
Ephesians 4:26-27

"Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end."
Proverbs 29:11

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires."
James 1:19-20

Bible Verses About Courage

Do you need a bit of encouragement in your daily life? The scriptures below can give you just that. They can fill you up with strength and inspiration and help you cope with all of the challenges life throws your way. God's plan for you is to feel joy in your life and live every day to fullest, so make sure to do that!

bible verses about courage

If you start to lose hope, and feel a bit tired, overwhelmed, and maybe even run down, all you need to do to lift your spirits and pull yourself up is to read through the collection of encouraging Bible verses bellow.

They will give you all the motivation and support you need to get back on your feet and get through whatever it is that life throws your way.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
Thessalonians 5:11 NIV (New International Version)

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."
Isaiah 43:2

"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."
Isaiah 41:10

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27

Use these verses in difficult times, when you need to be inspired and motivated and restore your faith!

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