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100 Best Inspirational Bible Verses, Stories, Songs, and Quotes

Updated on August 23, 2017
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Everyone needs a little inspiration...

Since I was a wee little lass, I always had one favorite Bible verse. Proverbs 3:5-6. It was my mom's favorite, and it always kept me going. If I felt down, I read it over and over again. Eventually I had it memorized, and all Mom would have to say is "Trust.." and I'd finish the rest. When I had nowhere else to turn, I turned to God.

If you're looking for inspirational Bible verses, stories, and quotes, then you've come to the right place!

It is a work in progress, so be sure to check back frequently for new additions.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

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Faith

Matthew 7:7 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Matthew 17:20 He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Psalm 34:4 - I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:17 - When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

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I Will Walk by Faith - Even when I cannot see...

Would you have the faith...

to walk on water?

Matthew 14:22-33

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

28 "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

29 "Come," he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope.

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Matthew 11:28 - Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I wll give you rest.

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Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 - So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

1 John 4:10-11 - Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:16 - And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.

Strength

Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Psalm 27:1 - The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Isaiah 41:10 - fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

Ephesians 6:10-17 - Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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Holly's Story

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13

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"Held"

This is an amazing, very uplifting and powerful song.

Psalms

Psalm 23:1-6 - 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. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 119:89 - For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 52:8b - I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.

Psalm 46:10 - Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalms 55:6 - I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest!

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Eternal Life

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord

Revelation 1:8 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

1 John 5:13-14 - I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Galatians 6:8 - For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

John 6:47 - Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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Who Am I?

Proverbs

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

Proverbs 8:17 - I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me

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Other great verses

Isaiah 40:31 - but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

1 John 4:4 - Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

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... or is she just a kook?

Read this inspirational post by a blogger who took a chance of losing her readers... but she still talked about her faith.

Bible Battle

Which version of the Bible do you prefer?

Inspiration for Women

Proverbs 31:10 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Mark 10:27 - For with God all things are possible.

Joshua 24:15 - As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Psalm 28:7 - The Lord is my strength and my shield.

Best Bibles for Women

Inspiration for Men

1 Chronicles 28:9 - And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every hearrt and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

Psalm 103:13 - As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

Matthew 26:41 - Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

Galatians 3:8 - There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 3:7 - Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

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Inspiration for Children

Colossians 3:20 - Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

Matthew 21:22 - And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Luke 12:34 - For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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

Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Philippians 4:19 - And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

John 16:24 - Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

John 3:30 - He must increase, but I must decrease.

Children's Bibles

Homework

Here are some extra verses to look up. :)

Joshua 1:8-9

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Psalm 92:12-15

Isaiah 43:1-2

Jude 24-25

Romans 8:28

1 Peter 2:4-8

Hosea 6:1-3

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Parable of the mustard seed

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.

Matthew 13:31-32

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Maybe I missed it, but how about prayer and intercession as topic?

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @robyn26: It's truly nice that you want to be a good person! Still, the Bible tells us that we can not enter the kingdom of Heaven by our own deeds. Christ went to the cross to atone for our sins, and by having faith in this, we are made pure enough to live in the presence of God.

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      ottoblotto 5 years ago

      Well done!

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      PoeticChristian 5 years ago

      Other things to buy, quizzes but overall, a great job! Angel blessed

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      RuthieDenise 5 years ago

      Very good lens. I love the verses you picked out.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Nicely put together and inspirational lens. You could add a few Bible quote art prints or posters to buy.

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      robyn26 5 years ago

      Im not a very religious person personally i just believe you should be good to the world and it will be good to you.

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      ReviewNook 5 years ago

      Very nice. Love the verses you've chosen!

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      PastorSam LM 5 years ago

      Very Nice Site

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A lot of great ones here. Going to pass it on!

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      DianeNassy 5 years ago

      Lots of great bible verses here. Bookmarking for future reference.