Every Spring it’s wonderful to hear the true Easter story about Christ’s death and resurrection. I love reading Easter Bible verses every year with my kids as part of our annual Easter activities because we always seem to find a new application or spiritual insight when we study Easter verses.
Perhaps that’s because the Resurrection itself was such an amazing, transformative miracle. In fact, the death and resurrection of Jesus is the centerpiece of the Christian faith, and the holy week Bible verses demonstrate again the absolute power and majesty of our mighty savior!
I wanted to create the ultimate list of Easter scripture verses so that I can easily share these Easter Bible verses with my family…and I’m excited to share them with you!
Whether you read these Easter Bible verses with your children or you read these Resurrection Bible verses by yourself, I pray that God will bless you with hope and joy as you read about the Passion week in the Bible.
P.S. Looking for a good Easter Bible study that reveals the power of the traditional Easter story? I highly recommend the Risen 6-Day 5Rs Easter Bible study.
About these Easter Bible Verses
1) I’ve divided these Easter Bible verses by the main events in the Passion week in the Bible (such as The Last Supper, Jesus’ death, Jesus’ Resurrection, etc).
2) I included the appropriate Easter Bible verse reference for each part of the Easter story as found in all four of the gospels (the Bible books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). You’ll notice that some Holy Week Easter events aren’t mentioned in all of the gospels.
3) Because some people want Easter Bibles verses in KJV or NIV (or in other Bible translations) I’ve chosen not to include the actual Bible verse here. Instead, I’ve included the Easter scripture verse reference so you can read the Easter scripture verse in your preferred translation.
Easter Bible Verses About Jesus’ Death & Resurrection
These Easter story Bible verses share the true story of Easter, including scriptures about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane as found in the Passion Week (sometimes called the Holy Week).
Of course, I’ve also included the Easter Bible verses about the most crucial parts of the story, including Christ’s death and resurrection.
I love how the disciples each offer a different perspective on the Easter story, but still come to the same conclusion about the Resurrection: Jesus really did die and He really did come back to life!
Read these timeless Easter Bible verses for yourself and be encouraged by the life changing power and hope of the Resurrection!
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
- Mark 14:1-9
- John 12:1-11
Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
- Matthew 21:1-11
- Mark 11:1-11
- Luke 19:28-44
- John 12:12-19
The Last Supper (Jesus washes disciples feet, Judas’ betrayal)
- Matthew 26:17-35
- Mark 14:12-31
- Luke 22:7-38
- John 13-17
Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane
- Matthew 26:36-46
- Mark 14:32-42
- Luke 22:39-46
- John 18:1
Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest
- Matthew 26:47-56; 27:11-31
- Mark 14:43-52
- Luke 22:47-53
- John 18:2-11
Peter’s Denial of Jesus
- Matthew 26:69-75
- Mark 14:66-72
- Luke 22:54-62
- John 18:15-27
Jesus’ Sentencing and Trial Before the Roman Authorities
- Matthew 26:57-75; 27:11-31
- Mark 14:43-52
- Luke 22:54-23:25
- John 18:28-19:16
Jesus’ Crucifixion, Death and Burial
- Matthew 27:32-66
- Mark 15:21-47
- Luke 22:26-56
- John 19:16-42
Jesus’ Resurrection and Appearance to the Disciples
- Matthew 28
- Mark 16:1-18
- Luke 24:1-49
- John 20:1-29; 21
Jesus’ Ascension to Heaven
- Mark 16:19
- Luke 24:50-53
4 Ways to Use these Easter Bible Verses
1) Read a little bit of the Easter story with your family during Easter week as part of your Easter family activities. Even just reading a few Easter Bible verses every night at dinner can be powerful!
2) Choose a few of the Passion Week events found in the Easter story and compare the different biblical accounts. For example, what details does Luke include about Jesus’ death and Resurrection that John does not?
3) Write down a few Easter Bible verses on these blank Easter Scripture Verse cards (they’re part of the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources) and display them around your home. Here’s a picture of what they look like (aren’t they pretty?):
Because these Easter Scripture Verse Cards are 4 x 6 inches, they fit perfectly in a 4 x 6 frame! I like to frame them and then, using a dry erase marker, write a bible verse on the glass.
4) Ask your kids to choose their favorite one or two Easter verses and have them memorize these scriptures. The Easter Scripture Verse Cards (shown above) are great for this too! Our kids write their Easter Bible verses on the Easter Scripture Verse Cards, and then we display them on a ribbon hanging from our kitchen window so they’re right there to review at dinner time.
Want a Great Easter Bible Study?
It’s great to read these Easter Bible verses that tell the true story of the death and Resurrection of Jesus, but perhaps you’d like to study this story more in depth through an Easter Bible study?
If so, I highly recommend the 6-Day Risen 5Rs Easter Bible Study (part of the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources) that uses the 5Rs Bible Study Method to takes a step-by-step look at the traditional Easter story.
Each day, kids read a few Bible verses about the Easter story and then Read, Rewrite, Restate, Relate and Respond to one of the Easter Bible verses using the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method.
Here’s a sample of what the daily study looks like.
The Risen 5Rs Easter Bible study printables also includes the Easter Scripture cards so that your kids can write down and memorize Easter Bible verses.
Purchase just the Risen 5Rs Bible study and Scripture Cards, or grab these resources along with other Christian Easter activities (Christian Easter Egg Hunt, Resurrection Tree, etc) in the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources.
Other Easter Bible Verse Activities
- 10 Easter Activities for Kids that Teach About the Resurrection
- How to Make a Resurrection Tree (Easter Activity for Kids)
- How to Plan a Christian Easter Egg Hunt
- 6 Best Christian Easter Movies to Watch
- Christian Easter Coloring Pages (for Kids & Adults)
- How to Make a Resurrection Garden (Easter Crafts for Kids)
- Best Easter Bible Study Lessons Printables for Families