I was asked recently where someone should start to memorize verses. While I have 2-3 apps on my phone I find helpful (like VerseMinder and Bible Verse) some people still like to print or write them out. Yes, I am one of “those people” too.
So I looked at a few online sources and found one that ranked verses by popularity. What a great way to learn the Word from memory. Take a list of the most popular and commit them to memory – so you’ll be able to quickly recall the Word planted within.
I always recommend you start with prayer when you enter the Word of God. We shouldn’t approach it in a dogmatic way as they are just words, rather, as the living Word.
Bible Verses to Know
So here’s the quick list I call the TOP 20 BIBLE MEMORY VERSES. Start reading, writing, speaking and meditating.
#1 John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
#2 John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
#3 John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
#4 Matthew 28:19
Go therefore a and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
#5 Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
#6 Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
#7 Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
#8 Acts 1:8
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
#9 2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
#10 Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
#11 Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
#12 Acts 2:38
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
#13 John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
#14 Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
#15 John 1:9
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
#16 Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
#17 Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
#18 Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
#19 Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
#20 John 3:3
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
For the rest of these and other verses, checkout TOPVERSES.com
You can also start with something you’re dealing with in your life and topically memorize them. Some of the topics include: Friends, Husband, Wife, Children, Courage, Wisdom, Worry, Anxiety, Work, Money, Death, Salvation… etc.
Remember, one of our weapons in the spiritual battle is God’s Word: the Sword of the Spirit (the Word of God).