You know what? Reading the Bible is awesome. It’s a great thing to do. You know what’s also awesome? Storing the Bible in your mind so it’s available whenever you need it, wherever you are, whatever you are doing. And so the Holy Spirit can bring it to mind when you need it.
These familiar Bible verses are a great place to start memorizing together!
Familiar Bible Verses to Memorize Together
You may already have some of these fully or partially memorized. If so, go ahead and check them off!
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. ~ John 3:16
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. ~ John 3:17
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. ~ Philippians 2:13
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. . . ~ Romans 3:23
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8
Grab the free printable below. It’s a simple list of the above verses for you to print out and keep in your Bible (or journal, or whatever you want to do with it!). Just cut the page in two and you’ll have one list for each of you. If you’re not near each other, you can each print it ~ you’ll just each have two copies of the list, which is fine. Tape one to your bathroom mirror!
Remember: memorize the exact words (it might matter some day even if the difference seems minor, and it’s a good habit) and the references (so you can find the verses in the Bible when you need them).
Top Tips for Memorizing Bible Verses
#1 Make it meaningful. It’s easier to remember something if it matters to you. Choose verses that mean something to you personally. Apply it to your life. Repeat it in context (when it applies in your life). If it’s a prayer, pray it. When you want to memorize something that just isn’t that personal, you can make it more meaningful by studying it’s context and relating it to things you already know.
#2 Read it often.
#3 Test yourself. Make yourself have to remember, not just read. Even if at first you’re only remembering one word. Make your memory work at it!
Top Tips for Memorizing Bible Verses Together
#1 Read out loud to each other.
#2 Make each other’s memories work at it by only supplying the words the other person can’t think of. Work through the verse gradually, one person prompting with as many words as are necessary and the other reciting. Take turns reading and reciting.
#3 Quiz each other. After you have verses memorized, go back over them. Supply the reference and demand the text, or vice versa. Or ask for “the verse about __.”
You can do this! There’s strength in numbers. As in the two of you. 😉