Top 40 Short Bible Verses – Faith, Love, Encouragement & Hope

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

-2 Timothy 3:15-17

It doesn’t matter where you are, sometimes you just need an encouraging message or a short Bible verse.

These short Bible verses are great if you need a verse to encourage a friend, inspire yourself, or have verses for kids to memorize. They are also great verses for teaching kids about Jesus Christ’s love and plans!  

Below you’ll find 40 scripture verses about love, faith, hope. We’ll also show you the shortest verses in the Bible, and give you our Top 5 pick!

10 Short Verses About Love

  1. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” – John 15:12
  2. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17
  3. “We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
  4. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14
  5. “Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; hold on to what is good.” – Romans 12:9
  6. “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
  7. “Hate stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” – Proverbs 10:12
  8. “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” – Romans 13:10
  9. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” – 1 John 4:11
  10. “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18

10 Short Verses About Faith

  1. “They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.'” – Act 16:31
  2. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12
  3. “For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37
  4. “We walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
  5. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – John 14:6
  6. “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
  7. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”                       – Hebrews 11:1
  8. “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Psalm 118:6
  9. “For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” – James 1:3
  10. “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” – Matthew 21:22

10 Short Verses Of Encouragement and Hope

  1.  “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
  2. “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” – Psalm 39:7
  3. “Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” – Psalm 33:22
  4. “Since we have such hope, we are very bold.” – 2 Corinthians 3:12
  5. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.” – John 16:33
  6. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23
  7. “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope in his unfailing love,”          – Psalm 33:18
  8. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
  9. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” – Jeremiah 17:7
  10. “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” – Psalm 119:114

5 Shortest Bible Verses Ever

These are the absolute shortest verses that you will find anywhere in the Bible!

  1. “Jesus Wept.” – John 11:35
  2. “Rejoice always.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16
  3. “Pray continually.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  4. “Remember Lot’s wife.” – Luke 17:32
  5. “Do not despise prophecies,” – 1 Thessalonians 5:20

Top 5 Short Bible Verses

  1. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
  2. “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” – 1 Chronicles 16:11
  3. “Rejoice always” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16
  4. “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3
  5. “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness” – Psalm 37:3

Final Thoughts

Memorizing these short, popular verses allow you treasure up sections of the Bible in your heart for when you face hard times, or when you need to encourage a friend. They also work great to use on birthday and Christmas cards for your friends, family, and loved ones!

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