Christmas is a time where we remember our savior. It’s a joyful time of celebration. Our King was born on earth, lived a perfect sinless life, bore the punishment we deserved by dying on the cross, and rose three days later.
What better way to meditate on these truths than through scripture?
Here are 25 of the best Bible verses for Christmas.
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Bible Verses That Will Put You In the Christmas Spirit
These Bible verses will put you in the Christmas spirit and remind you what Christmas is all about. Enjoy!
Christmas Bible Verses From the New Testament
Here are some Christmas Bible verses from the New Testament.
1. Revelation 12:5 – “She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,” (ESV).
2. John 1:9-10 – “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him,” (ESV).
3. Luke 2:10 – “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people,” (ESV).
4. Galatians 4:4-5 – “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons,” (ESV).
5. Luke 1:35 – “And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God,” (ESV).
6. John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,” (ESV).
Short Christmas Bible Verses
These short Christmas Bible verses are perfect for Christmas cards when you want something short and sweet.
7. 2 Corinthians 9:15 – “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” (ESV).
8. Romans 12:10 – “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor,” (ESV).
9. Matthew 2:10 – “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy,” (ESV).
10. 1 John 5:11 – “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son,” (ESV).
11. Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (ESV).
12. Romans 5:8 – “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” (ESV).
13. Romans 8:31 – “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (ESV).
Christmas Bible Verses From the Old Testament
These Christmas Bible verses from the Old Testament remind us that Jesus was prophesied to come to earth.
14. Isaiah 9:6 – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,” (ESV).
15. Isaiah 7:14 – “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,” (ESV).
16. Micah 5:2 – “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days,” (ESV).
17. Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed,” (ESV).
18. Zechariah 9:9 – “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey,” (ESV).
19. Isaiah 40:5 – “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken,” (ESV).
20. Isaiah 12:6 – “Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel,” (ESV).
Christmas Bible Verses From Psalms
Here are some Christmas Bible verses from Psalms.
21. Psalm 72:10-11 – “May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!” (ESV).
22. Psalm 117 – “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” (ESV).
23. Psalm 107:1 – “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (ESV).
24. Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” (ESV).
25. Psalm 37:4 – “Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart,” (ESV).
Religious Christmas Quotes
Religious Christmas quotes are a nice alternative to meditating on these truths during Christmas time. (Scripture is always better of course). If you don’t want to add Bible verses to your Christmas cards, you could add a religious Christmas quote.
Short Religious Christmas Quotes
These religious Christmas quotes are short and sweet. Perfect for Christmas cards or just to meditate upon.
- C.S. Lewis – “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”
- David Jeremiah – “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.”
- A.F. Wells – “Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year.”
- Dan Schaffer – “Christmas celebrates the awesome and amazing fact that God is grander, wiser and more mysterious than we could have ever imagined.”
- C.S. Lewis – “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”
- Augustine – “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
Long Religious Christmas Quotes
Here are some longer religious Christmas quotes to meditate upon.
- Charles Spurgeon – “Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman’s breast. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms. King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.”
- J.I. Packer – “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.”
- Augustine – “He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.”
- Charles Spurgeon – “We venture to assert, that if there be any day in the year, of which we may be pretty sure that it was not the day on which the Savior was born, it is the 25th of December. Regarding not the day, let us, nevertheless, give thanks to God for the gift of His dear Son.”
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