Christmas Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes
Last updated: September 30, 2022
Uses these beautiful Christmas Bible verses to share the holiday season's Christian meaning. You will find Bible verses about the birth of baby Jesus, Bible verses about gifts and giving, and encouraging scriptures about faith and hope. There are also some religious quotes that would make a lovely addition to any Christmas card message.
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Christmas Bible Verses
These short Bible verses about the first Christmas make a lovely addition to your holiday card messages and wishes for Christian friends and family. They celebrate the birth of Jesus and the hope He brought into the world.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means "God with us"). Matthew 1:23
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, Luke 1:14
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
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 favor rests." Luke 2:13-14
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
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Matthew 2:10
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
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:6-7
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Galatians 4:4-5
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5
"The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land." Jeremiah 23:5
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans 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
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. John 1:9-10
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus." Luke 1:30-31
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
The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35
In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!" Luke 1:42
And there were shepherds out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. Luke 2:8-9
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
Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Matthew 16:27
Scripture and Bible Verses about Gifts
Giving and receiving gifts is a big part of our Christmas traditions, and Christmas is a time to be generous and think of others. These Christmas Bible verses about giving help remind us of the biggest gift of all!
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11
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
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
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
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - Ephesians 2:8
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Inspiring Bible Verses for Christmas Cards
Christmas is a time of reflection and renewed hope and faith. Add one of these inspiring Christmas Bible verses to your card messages to encourage your Christian friends and family in their faith over the holiday season.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
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
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. Acts 5:31
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me." John 8:42
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Christian Quotes for Christmas Cards
In addition to a Christmas Bible verse, these beautiful Christian quotes and verses make a lovely addition to any Christmas card message for your religious friends and family. They reflect on the birth of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas.
Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds
and the wisdom of the wise men.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
A little child,
A shining star,
A stable rude,
The door ajar.
Yet in that place,
So crude, forlorn,
The Hope of all
The world was born.
The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and good will of friends to you,
The hope of a childlike heart to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son and God's peace to you.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing
O star of wonder, star of night,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
~ John Henry Hopkins Jr.
God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
~ Wilda English
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
There old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet, the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love came down at Christmas;
love all lovely, love divine;
love was born at Christmas,
stars and angels gave the sign.
~ Christina G. Rossetti
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.
~ Martin Luther
May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.
~ David A. Bednar
Wise men still seek him.
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
~ Pope Francis
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
~ Helen Steiner Rice
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
For it is in giving that we receive.
~ St. Francis of Assisi
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
For they traveled by night and they slept by day, for their guide was a beautiful wonderful star.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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