36 Christmas Verses to Inspire Your Holiday Season

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It may only be the first week in November, but Christmas is beginning to be in the air. Many stores have already been filling their shelves with Christmas decorations. Two nights ago, I heard a couple Starbucks employees discussing how to set up the store for Christmas that night. But the true spirit of Christmas is captured in the celebration of Jesus’ birth. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Christmas verses from the Bible to inspire your holiday season. These Bible verses for Christmas can help you prepare your heart before the big day. Through Christmas scripture, you can also be reminded of the first Christmas night, or Christmas Eve. And there are also Christmas Bible verses to inspire your Christmas day.

12 Christmas Verses to Prepare Your Heart to Celebrate

It can be easy to be caught up in the busy season. One way to avoid that is to slow down and read these Christmas verses each day of advent. The Christmas verses will help set your heart on the miracle of Jesus’ birth and the gift that God has given us in him. You can also share these Christmas verses with people who need some joy during the season.

  1. “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1
  2. “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.” John 3:16
  3. “The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called [a] the Son of God.” Luke 1:35
  4. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
  5. “For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:37
  6. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him John 1:9-10
  7. “But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20
  8. “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, [a] because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
  9. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” Luke 1:30-31
  10. “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10
  11. “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.” 1 Timothy 1:15-17
  12. “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

12 Bible Verses for Christmas Night

A wonderful way to set your heart on the true meaning of Christmas is to read Christmas verses on Christmas Eve. These Bible verses for Christmas night will help you and your family consider the first Christmas night and how Jesus came as a humble baby. Bible verses for Christmas can give us excitement about how God fulfills his promises to us. As you consider these Bible verses for Christmas, what do they tell you about God’s faithfulness?

  1. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23
  2. “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
  3. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Galatians 4:4-5
  4. “and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” Luke 2:7
  5. “She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” [a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.” Revelation 12:5
  6. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:4-5
  7. “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:5-7
  8. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.” Luke 2:8-9
  9. “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God.” Luke 2:13
  10. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14
  11. “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:16
  12. “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” John 1:5-11

12 Bible Verses for Christmas Day

Bible verses for Christmas day can be used to start your day, during family prayers, or even in a devotion. Christmas verses that show us God keeps his promises can help us have faith for the future that God has eternal gifts for us that cannot compare to material gifts. On December 25th of this year, get out your Bible and read these Bible verses for Christmas to set your mind on the things above.

  1. “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
  2. “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.” Zechariah 9:9
  3. “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15
  4. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
  5. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” Matthew 2:10
  6. “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11
  7. “God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.” Acts 5:31
  8. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
  9. “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
  10. “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15
  11. “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.” John 1:14
  12. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he 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.” Titus 3:4-5


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