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25 uplifting Bible verses for Christmas cards

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Christmas verses

We've collected the most joyful Christmas Bible verses about the birth of Jesus to inspire you whatever you are doing at this busy time.

Whether you’re taking a moment to reflect in the lead up to Christmas day, or searching for verses for your Christmas cards, we hope these Christmas Bible verses will help you to celebrate the coming of our Saviour into the world at this joyful time.

Bible verses are a powerful way to share the good news, so we’re giving away some beautiful Christmas artwork you can share with friends, add to Christmas cards, or write on party invitations.

Celebrating the birth of Jesus

These Christmas Bible verses are a personal reminder of why we celebrate the birth of Jesus. He is the bringer of good news.

1. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14  (NIV)

2. “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12 (NIV)


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3. “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2: 10 (NIV)

4. “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1: 30-32 (NIV)

5. “Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2 v 9 (NIV)

If you love our Christmas verses, you’ll also love our inspiring prayer emails which will equip and encourage you to pray for children in poverty:


Children’s favourite Bible verses

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) is my favourite Christmas quote explains Axel. “I memorised this Bible verse in the [Compassion] project, and those words dried like cement on my heart and helped me to carry on. I have no doubt that God is fighting my battles.”

Globally, we’re empowering 1.8 million children to overcome poverty. This Christmas, you can sponsor a child with Compassion and bring hope to a child born into extreme vulnerability. You can support a child like Axel and help them discover the hope found in the Bible for themselves.

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Hope Bible verses

Christmas is a time of renewal and a season to reflect on the everlasting hope we have in Christ. We’ve created this stunning piece of festive artwork, free for you to download. Why not print this Bible verse and use it for your Christmas cards.

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6. "In his name the nations will put their hope." Matthew 12:15-22 (NIV)

7. “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 Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

8. 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 (NIV)

9. "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 (NIV)

10. A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Isaiah 11: 1 (NIV)

11. “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Galations 4:4-5 (NIV)

12. “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1: 32-33 (NIV)

13. “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.” Luke 1: 46-55 (NIV)


Peace Bible verses

14. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” Luke 2: 13-14 (NIV)

15. 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)

16. “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[a] (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

17. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)

18. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14 (NIV)

19. And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1: 76-79 (NIV)

Joy/gift Bible verses

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20. “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 (NIV)

21. “He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” Luke 1:14 (NIV)

22. “Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” Isaiah 12:6 (NIV)

23. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2 (NIV)

24. “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)

25. “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)

We'd love you to share these verses with others. Encourage a friend today and share by email or on social media. Spread good news this Christmas: 

WORDS : Becca Stanley, Emer McCourt

PHOTOS : Compassion International

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