Short Bible Verses

Short Bible verses are great for verse memory contests and for kids. Some interesting facts about the following inspirational verses below…

Short Bible Verses
The shortest verse occurred immediately before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
  • Some of the shortest Bible verses are found in 1 Thessalonians 5
  • Some of the shortest verses occur in genealogies: 1 Chronicles 1:25, 1 Chronicles 1:1; 1 Chronicles 1:26; Nehemiah 10:15. These have been omitted from this list.
  • Two of the verses are in the 10 commandments.
  • Some are farewell addresses in the epistles.

Enjoy these short Bible verses, ranked from shortest to longest by character count in the King James Version.

Inspirational Short Bible Verses

John 11:35 35 Jesus wept.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 16 Rejoice always,

Deuteronomy 5:17 17 “ ‘You shall not murder.

Luke 17:32 32 Remember Lot’s wife.

Exodus 20:15 15 “You shall not steal.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 17 pray without ceasing,

1 Thessalonians 5:19 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 25 Brothers, pray for us.

John 10:30 30 I and the Father are one.”

John 6:48 48 I am the bread of life.

1 Thessalonians 5:20 20 Do not despise prophecies,

2 Corinthians 13:13 13 All the saints greet you.

1 Chronicles 1:27 27 Abram, that is, Abraham.

Isaiah 3:21 21 the signet rings and nose rings;

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