Christmas Bible verses are a wonderful way to remember the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate Jesus’ birth! From Christmas card verses to Christmas morning celebrations, our family loves to include a Christmas Bible verse as part of our annual Christmas traditions with friends and family.
I’ve gathered 22 awesome Christmas Bible verses (including Christmas Bible verses for kids and Christmas Bible verses about joy) for us to enjoy. Scroll down to download a free printable with all 22 Christmas Bible verses!
Let’s celebrate the reason for the season by sharing these meaningful Christmas Bible verses.
About these Christmas Bible Verses
1) I’ve included a brief synopsis of the Christmas Bible verses next to the verse reference so that you can remember which verse is which (it helps me to have these verse reminders as well!).
2) Because some people want Christmas Bible verses in King James Version or Christmas Bible verses in NIV (or in other Bible translations) I’ve chosen not to include the actual Bible verse here. Instead, I’ve included the verse reference for each Christmas Bible verse and a clickable link where you can read the Christmas scripture verse in your preferred translation.
3) You can get a free Christmas Bible Verses Printable with all of these verses in one place! Click here to download the free printable with all the Christmas scriptures.
5 Christmas Bible Verses for Kids
Of course any of the Christmas Bible verses in this post can be shared with kids, but I think of these 5 Christmas scriptures as being some of the most common ones kids are familiar with.
Encourage kids to study a few of these Christmas Bible verses during the Christmas season using a simple Bible study method like the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method.
- Isaiah 9:6-7 (for onto us a child is born)
- Isaiah 7:14 (the Lord will give you a sign; virgin will conceive a child and we’ll call him Immanuel)
- Luke 2:9-11 (good news, great joy for all people; savior born today)
- Matthew 2:1-2 (where is the newborn king of the Jews?; we have come to worship him)
- Matthew 2:9-11 (wise men follow the star and worship Jesus)
6 Christmas Bible Verses on Joy
As I was gathering these Christmas Bible verses together, I realized that so many of them were about joy. I believe that’s because, at its core, the birth of Christ is a beautiful, joy-filled story of how God came down to redeem His promises and restore His people. Enjoy these Christmas Bible verses on joy!
- Luke 1:35-37 (Elizabeth pregnant too; nothing is impossible with God)
- Luke 1:43-45 (Elizabeth’s baby jumped for joy; Mary blessed because she believed the Lord)
- Luke 1:46-49 (The Magnificat: Mary’s soul rejoices because God noticed her; Mary to be called blessed)
- Luke 1:68-75 (God has sent us a mighty savior from his royal line)
- Luke 2:13-14 Glory to God in highest heaven, peace on earth to whom God is pleased)
- Luke 2:29-32 (Simeon says, “Your servant can die in peace because I have seen Your salvation”)
P.S. Go here to discover 20 more Bible verses about joy.
11 Other Christmas Bible Verses
Maybe you’re looking for Christmas verses for cards, or you want to read a Christmas Bible verse together at a family gathering. Try these awesome Christmas Bible quotes (I’ve included a few in here that aren’t the typical Christmas Bible verses, but nonetheless, they proclaim the joy of Christ’s birth).
- Luke 1:30-33 (Mary will have a son and he will rule over Israel forever and ever)
- Luke 1:54-55 (God has helped his servant Israel and remembered His promise to Abraham)
- Luke 1:78-79 (The morning light of heaven is about to break upon us because of God’s mercy)
- Luke 2:18-19 (All who heard the shepherds story were astonished, but Mary treasured these things in her heart)
- Matthew 1:20-23 (Mary’s child conceived by the Holy Spirit; He will save the people from their sins)
- Matthew 2:6 (A ruler will come from Bethlehem)
- John 1:14 (The word became human and made his home among us)
- Luke 2:36-38 (Anna praises God when she sees Jesus and tells others that the Messiah has come)
- Philippians 2:6-7 (Christ took the humble position of a slave when he was born as a human being)
- Galatians 4:4-7 (When the right time came, God sent His son to buy us our freedom)
- John 1:10-13 (He came into the very world he created, but it did not recognize Him)
Don’t forget! You can get a free Christmas Bible Verses printable with all of these verses references in one place.
7 Fun Ways to Use These Christmas Bible Verses
1) Include a Christmas card verse in your annual Christmas card or Christmas letter to family and friends.
2) Write these Christmas Bible quotes on slips of paper and, while you’re out running errands, intentionally leave them behind at strategic locations (next to the checkout line at the store, on a seat in a department store dressing room, etc). This is just one way you can use these Christmas Bible verses as part of Christmas Acts of Kindness activities.
3) Write these Christmas Bible verses on 3 x 5 cards and place them in a jar in the center of your table. Then, every night during the Christmas season, pull one of these cards out from the jar at dinner time to read together as a family.
4) Group these verses together and choose to read a few every week as part of your weekly advent celebrations.
5) Write just the Christmas Bible verse reference on a small slip of paper and place them in an advent countdown calendar. As kids open the doors on the countdown calendar each day, ask them to read that days’ Christmas scripture verse.
6) Choose a handful of these verses and ask kids to take turns reading them on Christmas morning.
Other Ways to Use Christmas Bible Verses in Your Celebrations
Do you want to have meaningful, Christ centered Christmas celebrations that focus on Christmas Bible verses? I highly encourage you to check out the Christ Centered Christmas Family Traditions Resources.
This incredible set of Christmas resources (many of which include Christmas Bible verses) are an awesome way for families to re-discover the true meaning of Christmas and experience spiritual renewal and joy.
If you want your kids to discover that Christmas is more than just presents (and you want your kids to live our their father with fun, Christ-honoring Christmas activities), check out the awesome Christ Centered Christmas Family Traditions Resources.
Other Posts that Use Christmas Bible Verses
- 30 Day Christmas Countdown Bible Study
- How to Make DIY Christmas Canvas Art
- How to Make Sending Christmas Cards Simpler
- How to Easily Create Christ Centered Christmas Home Decor
- How to Plan Christmas Acts of Kindness with Kids
I hope you’ve enjoyed these free Christmas verses! Don’t forget to download the free Christmas Bible Verses printable so that you have all of these verses in one place!
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!