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The Easiest Way to Memorise Scripture
Today we’re going to look at the top 100 most popular Bible verses to memorise and the best way to remember scripture.
Do you assume that the best way to memorise scripture is to repeat?
Do you assume that the best way to memorise scripture is to repeat?
Do you assume that the best way to memorise scripture is to repeat?
The Sciencey Bit
Let’s look at how your memory works. Think about the house you grew up in, or your favourite teacher at school or most beloved childhood pet?
As soon as you try to remember those things you create a visual image of them in your mind, because that’s the natural way your memory works. And it didn’t take any effort at all, right?
So if your memory recalls pieces of information as an image, it makes sense that when you want to put new information into your memory, it would be best if that was in a visual form too. Image in, image out.
This is what your memory does automatically, without you even thinking about it. For example, try and recall what you have done today or yesterday from the moment you woke up to now.
Even if you can’t get every detail, there are hundreds or even thousands of details that you will remember, simply because you saw it all happen in front of you.
Why can you remember hundreds of new pieces of information about your day without even thinking about it, but you struggle to memorise a Bible verse of twenty words even when you’re trying to concentrate really hard?
It’s because you’re not on the same wavelength as your memory, you’re speaking a different language.
Your memory doesn’t like repetition learning; it likes to see things!
You didn’t consciously try to memorize everything you did in the last day; your memory just soaked up the visual images…. and when you recalled what you did it was like watching a little movie in your mind.
How amazing is the human memory?!
When learning to memorise scripture we can use this to our advantage.
Memory experts have different techniques for doing this, but all of them are based on visualization and association.
If you want to remember something you need to picture it in your mind, but you also need to link it to something you already know or recall.
Trying to learn Bible verses by repeating them over and over is hard. There’s a much easier way.
When you learn how to work in the same way as your memory, you will be amazed at how easily and quickly your memory can lock onto new information.
So when memorising scripture, create a story a narrative a video unfolding in your head. This is the best way to memorise Bible scripture.
What are the best Bible verses to commit to memory? Well, here’s what you’ve been waiting for, the top 100 Bible verses to memorise…
Top 100 Popular Bible Verses You Can Memorise
1. 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.” [Tweet this]
2. John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
3. Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
4. Colossians 1:15
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
5. Matthew 22:37
“Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matt 22:37” [Tweet this]
6. Psalm 34:8
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8” [Tweet this]
7. Ephesians 6:10
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Eph 6:10” [Tweet this]
8. Genesis 1:1
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1” [Tweet this]
9. Matthew 5:17
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
10. Psalm 23:1
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm 23:1” [Tweet this]
11. Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.
12. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
13. Philippians 2:5
In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had.
14. Titus 2:11
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11” [Tweet this]
15. John 10:10
“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10” [Tweet this]
16. John 1:3
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3” [Tweet this]
17. Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11” [Tweet this]
18. Proverbs 18:10
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10” [Tweet this]
19. Ephesians 2:1
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Eph 2:1” [Tweet this]
20. John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
21. James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
22. John 14:15
“If you love me, keep my commands. John 14:15” [Tweet this]
23. Romans 10:9
“If you declare, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:9” [Tweet this]
24. John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
25. Romans 8:28
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.
26. Mark 16:15
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
27. Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
28. John 13:34
“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34” [Tweet this]
29. 2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
30. Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of death will not overcome it.
31. John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
32. Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
33. 2 Corinthians 5:17
“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor 5:17” [Tweet this]
34. Romans 12:1
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is true worship.
35. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
36. Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
37. Micah 6:8
He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
38. Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
39. Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
40. Ephesians 2:8
“By grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Eph 2:8” [Tweet this]
41. Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
42. Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
43. John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
44. Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Emmanuel.
45. Romans 8:1
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Rom 8:1” [Tweet this]
46. John 17:17
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
47. Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
48. John 14:6
“Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6” [Tweet this]
49. Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved.
50. Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
51. Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
52. Romans 3:21-22
But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.
53. Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
54. John 11:20
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
55. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
56. Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
57. Joel 2:28
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
58. John 14:26
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
59. Titus 3:5
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
60. Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28” [Tweet this]
61. John 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1” [Tweet this]
62. John 5:24
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
63. Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
64. Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
65. Acts 2:38
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
66. 2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
67. John 3:3
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.”
68. John 8:32
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32” [Tweet this]
69. Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
70. John 14:1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1” [Tweet this]
71. Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
72. Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
73. Romans 10:13
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Rom 10:13” [Tweet this]
74. John 1:9
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
75. Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
76. Psalm 16:8
“I have set the Lord always before me; He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8” [Tweet this]
77. Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; he shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
78. 1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Pet 5:7” [Tweet this]
79. Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 6:23” [Tweet this]
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Is 26:3” [Tweet this]
82. Psalm 118:14-16
The Lord is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!’
83. Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Heb 11:1” [Tweet this]
84. James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.
85. Genesis 1:27
So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
86. Psalm 120:1
“In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me. Psalm 120:1” [Tweet this]
87. Proverbs 3:5
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Pro 3:5” [Tweet this]
88. John 3:5
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.”
89. John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
90. Psalm 147:11
“The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 147:11” [Tweet this]
91. Titus 2:13
While we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
92. Luke 4:18
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.
93. Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13” [Tweet this]
94. John 12:5
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
95. Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
96. Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1” [Tweet this]
97. John 14:16
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
98. Matthew 25:31
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
99. Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
100. Habakkuk 3:19
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness.The Lord God is my strength; he will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.
What’s your favourite Bible verse? How do you memorise scripture? Share your comments below.