Our 50 Favorite Christmas Bible Verses for the Holiday Season

Find that perfect Christmas Bible verse for your Holiday greetings card! May these Christmas scriptures refresh your joyful spirit and adoration for Christ through the Word of God.

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How beautiful is the time of Christmas in celebrating the birth of Christ and His glory! If searching for that perfect Bible verse for Christmas cards, browse our collection below to find an inspirational scripture quote for the holidays. These Scriptures offer inspirational words of hope and peace during the holidays. No matter what you are facing this season, there is much to be thankful for as we reflect on the birth of Jesus.

Pause for a moment and allow these words inspired by God to bring joy back into your Christmas. Despite the difficulties of this year, let us rejoice this Christmas season in the eternal gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and proclaim our love for Him! Then, spread the cheer by including these Christmas Bible verses in your Christmas cards or use them as quotes on Instagram and Facebook. 

For more faith inspiration for your Christmas holiday season, check out our collection of Christian Christmas Cards and Christmas Prayers.

May these Christmas Bible verses refresh your joyful spirit and adoration for Christ through the Word of God.

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Christmas Bible Verses Celebrating Christ's Birth

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." ~ Isaiah 7:14

"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." ~ Isaiah 9:6

"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." ~ Luke 1:35

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." ~ Luke 2:11

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." ~ John 1:14

"And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them." ~ Luke 2:20

"And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior" ~ Luke 1:46-47

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

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." ~ Romans 6:23

"And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh." ~ Matthew 2:11

"The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned." ~ Matthew 4:16

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." ~ John 14:27

"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." ~ Micah 5:2

Bible Verses About the Spirit of Christmas and Giving

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive." ~ Acts 20:35

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." ~ James 1:17

"And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” ~ Luke 12:15

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it." ~ Proverbs 3:27

"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed." ~ Proverbs 19:17

"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." ~ Hebrews 13:16

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered." ~ Proverbs 11:24-25

"Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse." ~ Proverbs 28:27

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"For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” ~ Acts 20:35

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” ~ Luke 6:38

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8

"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." ~ Galatians 2:20

Christmas Scriptures about Love and Truth

"In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. 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. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God." ~ Galatians 4:3-7

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." ~ 1 John 4:7

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

"Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it." John 14:13-14

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." ~ 1 John 3:18

"God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” ~ John 4:24

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

"Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight." ~ Proverbs 12:22

"Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness" ~ Ephesians 6:14

"The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." ~ Psalm 145:18

"He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit" ~ Titus 3:5

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"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ~ John 14:6

Christmas Bible Quotes about Joy

"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." ~ Romans 15:13

"Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10

"Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls." ~ 1 Peter 1:8-9

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." ~ Romans 12:12

"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." ~ Proverbs 17:22

"So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." ~ John 16:22

"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." ~ Romans 14:17

"For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." ~ Psalm 30:5

"These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." ~ John 15:11

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." ~ Psalm 118:24

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice." ~ Philippians 4:4

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds" ~ James 1:2

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness" ~ Galatians 5:22

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

"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." ~ Psalm 16:11

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This article is part of our larger Christmas and Advent resource library centered around the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. We hope these articles help you understand the meaning and story behind important Christian holidays and dates and encourage you as you take time to reflect on all that God has done for us through his son Jesus Christ!

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Originally published November 16, 2020.