Bible Verses

30 of the Best Christmas Bible Verses for Cards

Many people love to send out Christmas cards, Christmas family picture cards, or Christmas letters.  

And the greatest compliment to any of these items is a good Christmas Bible Verse.  

But sometimes it can be hard to think of the perfect Scripture to use.  

So, we put together this list of 30 of the Best Christmas Bible Verses for cards.  

This list will help you find the perfect Scripture to add a beautiful finishing touch to your Christmas cards! 

What is a good Bible verse to put in a Christmas card?

These Christmas verses are perfect for putting in cards.

They beautifully display the Christmas message so you can spread more Christmas cheer.  

Short Christmas Bible Verses

These short Christmas Bible Verses are great when you don’t have a lot of space.

Like at the bottom of a holiday family picture card. Or for just adding a quick Bible verse at the end of a Christmas letter.  

1) “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”  

-John 1:29 ESV

2) “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” 

-Luke 2:11 ESV

3) “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” 

-Matthew 4:16 NIV

4) “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 

-Matthew 1:21 ESV

5) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).” 

-Matthew 1:23 NIV

6) “A merry heart does good, like medicine.”  

-Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

7) “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  

-John 1:4-5 ESV

8) “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 NIV
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Christmas Bible Verses About Peace

Here are some great Bible verses for Christmas cards about peace.  

This was the whole reason Jesus came at Christmas. To provide a way for there to be peace between God and us.  

9) “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” 

-Luke 2:14 NLT

10) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

-John 16:33 NIV

11) “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.” 

-Isaiah 9:6 NIV

12) “May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.” 

-1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT

13) “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” 

-Colossians 3:15 NLT
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Christmas Bible Verses About Joy

These Christmas Bible verses about joy remind us that being forgiven . . . is the greatest gift we could ever be given.  

This is why the Christmas story brings so much joy to those who have experienced His undeserved mercy and amazing grace.  

14) “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’” 

-Luke 2:10 ESV

15) “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.”  

-Matthew 2:10 ESV

16) “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 

-2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV

17) “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!” 

-Philippians 4:4 NLT

18) “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  

-Psalm 118:24 NLT
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Christmas Bible Verses About Hope

Hope is what Christmas is all about!

This is why we love these Christmas Bible verses that remind us of our hope in Jesus.  

A hope no one can take away.  

19) “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” 

-John 1:9 ESV

20) “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” 

-Romans 15:13 NIV

21) “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.” 

-Titus 2:11 NLT

22) “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” 

-1 John 5:11 NKJV

23) “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” 

-Romans 12:12 NLT

24) “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”  

-Psalm 31:24 NIV
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Christmas Bible Verses About Love

These Christmas Bible verses remind us of the whole reason behind the season: Jesus loved us so much that He came down to be with us and to save us.  

25) “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 NIV

26) “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 NIV

27) “When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” 

-Titus 3:4-5a NLT

28) “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!”   

-Psalm 117 ESV

29) “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”  

-1 John 4:10 NLT

30) “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”  

-Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
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Great Christmas Quotes for Cards

Here are 8 great Christmas quotes for sticking in cards or adding to Christmas letters.  

1) “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”

-C.S. Lewis

2) “There has been only one Christmas – the rest are anniversaries.”

-W.J. Cameron

3) “Peace with God, peace with others, and peace in your own heart.”

-Rick Warren

4) “The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.”

-Robert Flatt

5) “The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.”

-Ralph W. Sockman

6) “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.”

-David Jeremiah

7) “May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem this night fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.”

-Rev. Richard J. Fairchild

8) “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”

-Corrie Ten Boom
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What is a good Bible verse to read on Christmas?

A good Bible verse to read at Christmas is this passage in Luke.  

It is a quick synopsis of the announcement of Jesus’s birth to the shepherds. 

Reading this passage helps us to slow down and remember the meaning behind the Christmas season.  

“Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.  

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  

And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, 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, goodwill toward men!”  

-Luke 2:8-14 NKJV

And that is what Christmas is all about!  

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