55 Best Short Bible Quotes For Inspiration And Encouragement

Short bible quotes are not as short as you think.

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When it comes to memorizing short Bible quotes or Bible verses or scripture quotes, there are plenty of short quotes in scripture to learn.

Many people learn and memorize inspiring Bible verses in classes called Bible study. The Bible is oftentimes used by Christians to say something about what it means in their daily life or daily interactions.

This is why people often have the best short Bible quotes, scripture, and verses memorized.

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A lot of the verses in the Bible can be lengthy but there are many short verses that you can find inspiration and strength

A simple Bible verse are shorter verses from the Bible. Passages from the Bible that are short make really good short Bible verses for kids that remind them of God's love.

The verses and scriptures from the Bible are known as the Word of God.

Here are the 50 best short Bible verses, quotes, and scriptures for you to explore.


Short Bible Verses About Love

1. “We love because he first loved us.” — 1 John 4:19 (NIV) 

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2. "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." — Lamentations 3:22-23

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

John 15:13 short bible quotes


4. “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” — 1 John 5:3

1 John 5:3 short bible quotes

5. "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." — John 4:18

John 4:18 short bible quotes


6. "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 short bible quotes

7. "Give thanks to the LORD for He is good: His love endures forever." — Psalm 107:1

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8. "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

Romans 8:28 short bible quotes

9. “Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.” — Proverbs 10:12 

Proverbs 10:12 short bible quotes


10. "Stop being angry and don’t try to take revenge. I am the LORD, and I command you to love others as much as you love yourself." (CEV) — Leviticus 19:18

Leviticus 19:18 short bible quotes

11. "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline." — 2 Timothy 1:7

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12. "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." — James 4:8

James 4:8 short bible quotes

13. "In everything he did he had great success because the LORD was with him." — 1 Samuel 18:14 

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14. "Jesus wept." — John 11:35

John 11:35 short bible quotes

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Short Bible Verses About Faith

15."For we live by faith, not by sight." — 2 Corinthians 5:7

2 Corinthians 5:7 short bible quotes


16.  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." —John 1:9 

John 1:9 short bible quotes

17. "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." — Galatians 3:26

Galatians 3:26 short bible quotes


18. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." — Hebrews 10:23 

Hebrews 10:23short bible quotes

19. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." — Hebrews 11:1 

 Hebrews 11:1 short bible quotes


20. "Our faith can move mountains." — Matthews 17:20

Matthews 17:20 short bible quotes

21. "Rejoice always." — 1 Thessalonians 5:16

1 Thessalonians 5:16 short bible quotes


22. "And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." — Ephesians 4:32 

Ephesians 4:32 short bible quotes

23. "The Lord bless you and keep you." — Numbers 6:24 

Numbers 6:24 short bible quotes


24. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." — Philippians 4:6

Philippians 4:6 short bible quotes

25.  "But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" — Matthew 19:26

Matthew 19:26 short bible quotes


26. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." — Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33 short bible quotes

27."In the beginning, was the word and the word was with God and the word was God." — John 1:1

John 1:1 short bible quotes


28. "For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords." — Deuteronomy 10:17

Deuteronomy 10:17 short bible quotes

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Short Bible Verses About Trust

29. "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


Romans 15:13 short bible quotes

30. "Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart." — Psalm 37:4 

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31. “...Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer” — Romans 12:12


Romans 12:12 short bible quotes

32. “Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” — Psalm 37:5 

Psalm 37:5 short bible quotes

33. "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." — Psalm 56:3 


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34. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” — Proverbs 3:5 

Proverbs 3:5 short bible quotes

35. “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” — Psalm 56:3


Psalm 56:3 short bible quotes

36. “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” — Psalm 27:12

Psalm 27:12 short bible quotes

37. “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD.” — Psalm 31:24


Psalm 31:24 short bible quotes

38. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10 

Isaiah 41:10 short bible quotes

39. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13


Philippians 4:13 short bible quotes

40. “The Lord will fight for you. All you have to do is keep still.” — Exodus 14:14

Exodus 14:14 short bible quotes

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Short Bible Verses About Hope & Mercy 

41. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...” — Romans 3:23

Romans 3:23 short bible quotes

42. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” — Psalm 119:11 

Psalm 119:11 short bible quotes


43. “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” — Colossians 3:2 

Colossians 3:2 short bible quotes

44. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” — Matthew 5:14

Matthew 5:14 short bible quotes


45. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” — Psalm 23

Psalm 23 short bible quotes

46. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." —  James 4:7 

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47. “Brethren, pray for us.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:25

1 Thessalonians 5:25 short bible quotes

48. “The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.” — Psalm 145:9 

Psalm 145:9 short bible quotes


49. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.” — Genesis 1:1 

Genesis 1:1 short bible quotes

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

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51. “For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” — Acts 18:10 

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52. “Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.” — Proverbs 16:3 

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53. “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24 

Psalm 118:24 short bible quotes

54. “To keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ … he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,” — 1 Timothy 6:14-16

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55. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” — John 10:11

John 10:11 short bible quotes

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