Honor the True Meaning of the Holiday With These Christmas Bible Verses

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No one is a stranger to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Let's put is this way: Between finding the perfect presents for every person on your list, pulling out box after box to deck the halls with Christmas décor, and planning Christmas parties, it gets pretty hectic. And that's only the beginning! Luckily, there's delightful Christmas songs to get us through—along with time spent with loved ones, of course. But all those festivities can sometimes cause us to lose sight of why we're celebrating Christmas to begin with: the birth of Jesus Christ!

If you've made it to this page, take this as your sign to take a step back and remember the reason for the season! Trust us, it does the soul good. And the best way to do that? By spending some time deep in scripture. Here, we've curated the best Christmas Bible verses to help you honor the meaning behind the holiday.

There's religious Christmas quotes and scripture that explain the nativity of Jesus as well as inspirational quotes to guide you through the season. Along with a refresher for yourself, you can also use these Christmas quotes and verses to recite as prayer at Christmas dinner, write a few in your Christmas cards to send off to those you cherish, or even teach the little ones about the Son of God. Either way, they're sure to put you in the true Christmas spirit this December.

Christmas Bible Verses About the Birth of Jesus

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  • Luke 1:30-31: "The angel said, 'Don’t be afraid, Mary. God is honoring you. Look! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.'"

  • Luke 1:35: "And the angel answered and said unto her, 'The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.'"

  • Luke 2:7-9: "And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them."

  • Luke 2:12-14: "And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!'"

  • Matthew 1:20-21: "But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.'"

  • Matthew 2:1-2: "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 2:11: "After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."

  • Revelation 12:5: "And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne."

Christmas Bible Verses About the Meaning of the Holiday

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  • John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

  • Matthew 6:2: "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full."

  • Luke 2:10: "And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.'"

  • Titus 3:4-6: "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 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, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior."

  • Luke 2:20: "The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told."

  • Proverbs 11:25: "Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."

  • John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid."

Short Christmas Bible Verses

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  • John 1:29: "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

  • John 1:5-11: "And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."

  • Proverbs 17:22: "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

  • Romans 12:10: "Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other."

  • Matthew 2:10: "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."

  • Psalm 34:8: "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."

  • John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid."

  • Romans 11:29: "God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back."

Christmas Bible Verses for Holiday Cards

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  • Psalm 65:11: "You crown the year with your goodness; your paths overflow with rich food."

  • Romans 15:13: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

  • James 1:17: "Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all."

  • Matthew 5:9: "Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children."

  • 2 Corinthians 9:15: "Thank God for his gift that words can’t describe!"

  • Psalm 117:1-2: "Praise the Lord, all you nations! Worship him, all you peoples! Because God’s faithful love toward us is strong, the Lord’s faithfulness lasts forever! Praise the Lord!"

  • John 1:14: "The Word became flesh and made his home among us. We have seen his glory, glory like that of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth."

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