65 Short Bible Verses That Will Inspire and Equip You

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The Bible is full of Bible verses that equip us with faith, love, strength, hope, and inspiration. I personally love sharing Bible verses that focus on specific topics. Grouping Bible verses that way has really helped me when I’m struggling in a particular area.

I want to try something new today. Instead of sharing Bible verses on specific topics, I’m going to share short Bible verses.

My purpose in this is to help you see that even short Bible verses have a significant purpose. They are also a great way to start memorizing scripture.

The world is getting darker and darker each day and there may even come a day where we can’t have our own Bibles. We shouldn’t let this scare us. It should motivate us to take the time to equip ourselves with God’s Word in our hearts.

Short Bible verses can be used in multiple ways. They are easier to commit to memory, you can use them to encourage others, you can use them as your phone wallpaper, etc…

I’m praying that these scriptures will be a blessing to you and will encourage you to take the time to remember them.

Short Bible Verses

These short Bible verses are from different books of the Bible. Please remember that just because these are simple Bible verses, it doesn’t mean they are easy Bible verses.

When I say “easy”, I’m referring to their impact on your life. Some may be difficult depending on your season of life and some may be uplifting.

The Bible is living so it speaks to us in different ways during our lives. It meets you right where you are. There are multiple times when I’ve read the same Bible verse and it spoke to me differently each time.

Thankfully God tells us that His Word will not return void and that it will accomplish the desires and purpose for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:10-11). We can rest in God knowing that everything in His Word will be used for our good (Romans 8:28).

I’m going to break these short verses down by category. Hopefully, this will help you find a particular verse quicker.

I’m going to share these short scriptures in different Bible versions. Mainly because everyone has a favorite Bible version. I have a few favorite versions I like to read from too.

Short Bible Verses

Short Encouraging Bible Verses

These short encouraging Bible verses are from the New International Version.

Psalm 9:9 – The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 31:24 – Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 34:10 – The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

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

Psalm 46:11 – The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 118:14 – The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.

John 6:47 – Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.

Looking for more encouragement? Check out more encouraging Bible verses.

Short Inspiring Bible Verses

These short inspiring Bible verses are from the New King James Version.

Psalm 23:1 – A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 34:4 – I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:8 – Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

Psalm 56:3 – Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

Psalm 107:1 – Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

Lamentations 3:23 – They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

1 Peter 5:7Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Short Bible Verses about Faith

These short Bible verses about faith are from the English Standard Version.

Psalm 119:30 – I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.

Matthew 21:22 – And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.

Mark 5:36 – But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Luke 1:37For nothing will be impossible with God.

Luke 17:5 – The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

James 1:3 – For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Romans 10:11 – For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Romans 10:17 – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:5 – That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 16:13 – Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

2 Corinthians 5:7 – For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

James 2:17 – So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Looking to grow in your faith? Check out more Faith Bible Verses.

Short Bible Verses about Love

These short Bible verses about Love are for the King James Version.

Psalm 63:3 – Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Luke 6:31 – And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

John 15:12 – This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 12:9 – Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Let all your things be done with charity.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:19 – We love him, because he first loved us.

Looking for more verses about love? Here are scriptures about God’s love.

Short Bible Verses about Strength

These short Bible verses about strength are from the New Living Translation.

1 Chronicles 16:11 – Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him.

1 Corinthians 16:13Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

Psalm 18:1 – I love you, LORD ; you are my strength.

Psalm 18:32 – God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect.

Psalm 29:11 – The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Psalm 118:14 – The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.

Psalm 138:3 – As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.

Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

Isaiah 40:29 – He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

Ephesians 6:10 – A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Short Bible Verses about Hope

These short Bible verses about hope are from the New American Standard Bible.

Psalm 31:24 – Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 33:22 – Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.

Psalm 38:15 – For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.

Psalm 39:7 – And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

Psalm 71:5 – For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.

Psalm 119:114 – You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

Proverbs 17:22A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 23:18 – Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Lamentations 3:24 – “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”

Romans 8:25 – But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

1 John 3:3 – And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

What’s Your Favorite Short Scriptures?

These Bible verses have so much meaning even though they are short. They are easier to commit to memory because they are simple. I really love them all but if I have to pick just one, I would pick Psalm 31:24.

It’s so easy to lose our hope today but if we are strong and courageous in the hope of the Lord we can keep pressing on in confidence. I’d love to hear your favorite verse. Let me know in the comments below.

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Bible Verses about Christmas

Scriptures about Worry

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Bible Verses About Forgiveness

Bible Verses about Joy

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  1. Rev. Peter says:

    Thank you very much for this encouraging compilation of Bible verses! They’re worth learning by heart. An easy way to memorize your awesome Bible verse collection is the Bible memory app Remember Me. It’s free, fun, and faith-building.