Memorizing Bible verses can be hard. But did you know there are some really short verses in the Bible? Yo! Problem solved!
Of course, there are longer Bible verses you’ll want to memorize at some point too, but these are a good place to start if you find memorization daunting. They’re a no-brainer (Not a no-brainer to memorize. Just a no-brainer to pick for memorization). You might even be familiar with some of these already and just need to get the exact words . . . and the references (Ugh. References. But they’re important if you ever want to find the verse in the Bible again, which you do).
So, below you’ll find eleven short Bible verses to memorize together.
Short Bible Verses to Memorize Together
We love him, because he first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:19
I am that bread of life. ~ John 6:48
I and my Father are one. ~ John 10:30
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. ~ John 1:4
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. ~ Psalm 136:1
Rejoice evermore. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Pray without ceasing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Remember Lot’s wife. ~ Luke 17:32 (you definitely need to read the context ~ both what Jesus said and the story he was referring to ~ to get anything out of this one!)
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. ~ Colossians 3:2
Let brotherly love continue. ~ Hebrews 13:1
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 trying to recite the verse. 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 it! Start with these!
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