Bullets for Bible Memory
Katie Stewart assembled this list of verses (KJV) for our homeschooled
kids-- who have long ago graduated from their little school at home. "From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ
Jesus" (2Timothy 3:15). Daily she
would lead them in the game of reciting their memory verses. She depended upon rote
to fasten the text of the Bible verse and its reference, but love of God and Mommy
motivated the children to do their best. "For
precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;
here a little, and there a little" (Isaiah 28:10). Speaking to my children today about their memory of these verses, most
can recite many of the Texts still, but admit that they need the concordance search
feature of their computerized Bibles to find many of the References. "Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against Thee" (Psalm 119:11).
She recorded 130 Texts with their References on ten 5" x 8" index cards,
which I list here-- with a great deal of pleasant memories-- for the edification
of any who would like the use these pithy Scripture Bullets for themselves or their
children. Katie called these short passages of Scripture their Bullets. "And take the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of
the Spirit, which is the Word of God" (Ephesians
Many Christian organizations and evangelists promote different systems for Scripture memory and review, e.g., http://www.ronhood.org/scripturememory2.htm. I would only add:
A Few Suggestions for Aiding in Memorizing These Verses
Romans 8:8 "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
Acts 5:32 "The Holy Ghost, Whom God hath given to them that obey Him."
Romans 8:11 "Quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit."
Matthew 11:29, 30 "Learn of Me... For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."
Matthew 11:12 "The violent take it by force."
1Corinthians 2:15 "He that is spiritual judgeth all things."
Proverbs 3:32 "His secret is with the righteous."
Proverbs 11:9 "Through knowledge shall the just be delivered."
Proverbs 13:20 "A companion of fools shall be destroyed."
Proverbs 18:1 "Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom."
Proverbs 14:33 "That which is in the midst of fools is made known."
Job 38:2 "Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"
Isaiah 57:21 "There is no peace, saith My God, to the wicked."
Matthew 7:18 "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."
Psalm 5:5 "Thou hatest all workers of iniquity."
Galatians 2:21 "I do not frustrate the grace of God."
1John 1:5 "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."
John 12:35 "He that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth."
1John 2:3 "And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments."
Matthew 12:34 "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
Luke 6:46 "Why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?"
Psalm 107:2 "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so."
Proverbs 11:25 "He that watereth shall be watered also himself."
Hebrews 5:14 "By reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
1John 2:28 "Abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming."
1John 3:3 "Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure."
1John 3:8 "He that committeth sin is of the devil."
Romans 12:10 "Be kindly affectioned one to another."
Romans 12:10 "In honour preferring one another."
2Thessalonians 3:6 "Withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly."
Proverbs 27:5 "Open rebuke is better than secret love."
James 5:9 "Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned."
1John 3:9 "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin."
1John 3:21 "If our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God."
Hebrews 5:8 "Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered."
Hebrews 5:11 "Hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing."
Romans 15:3 "Even Christ pleased not Himself."
Romans 14:19 "Follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another."
Romans 14:23 "Whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
Matthew 11:19 "Wisdom is justified of her children."
Genesis 18:25 "Shall not the Judge of All the Earth do right?"
1John 4:17 "As He is, so are we in this world."
Psalm 119:3 "They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways."
Matthew 10:8 "Freely ye have received, freely give."
Matthew 10:10 "The workman is worthy of his meat."
Matthew 10:16 "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
Matthew 10:22 "He that endureth to the end shall be saved."
Hebrews 10:39 "We are not of them who draw back unto perdition."
1Corinthians 13:4 "Charity suffereth long, and is kind."
1Corinthians 13:5 "[Charity]... seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked."
1Corinthians 13:8 "Charity never faileth."
Romans 5:5 "Hope maketh not ashamed."
James 5:5 "Ye have lived in pleasure on the Earth, and been wanton."
James 4:17 "To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
1Peter 1:9 "Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
1Peter 1:23 "The Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
Matthew 22:29 "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God."
Acts 17:28 "In Him we live, and move, and have our being."
Psalm 37:37 "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace."
Matthew 9:29 "According to your faith be it unto you."
Acts 16:14 "Whose heart the LORD opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken."
2Timothy 2:19 "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
John 13:17 "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them."
John 16:8 "He will reprove the world of sin."
Deuteronomy 32:9 "For the LORD's portion is His people."
James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
James 4:8 "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you."
Proverbs 9:8 "Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee."
Proverbs 9:6 "Forsake the foolish, and live."
Proverbs 8:13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil."
Proverbs 10:3 "The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish."
Proverbs 11:1 "A false balance is abomination to the LORD."
Matthew 11:6 "And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me."
2Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Proverbs 21:1 "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will."
Proverbs 21:15 "It is joy to the just to do judgment."
Proverbs 21:16 "The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead."
Proverbs 21:17 "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man."
Proverbs 21:31 "Safety is of the LORD."
Joshua 5:13 "Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?"
Psalm 121:3 "He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber."
Isaiah 8:20 "To the Law and to the Testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them."
Amos 6:1 "Woe to them that are at ease in Zion."
Psalm 9:16 "The LORD is known by the judgment which He executeth."
Psalm 10:4 "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts."
Philippians 1:9 "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment."
Philippians 1:10 "That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the Day of Christ."
Isaiah 56:1 "Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for My Salvation is near to come, and My Righteousness to be revealed."
Psalm 12:6 "The Words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of Earth, purified seven times."
Psalm 12:7 "Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Philippians 2:13 "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure."
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Psalm 43:2 "For Thou art the God of my strength."
Psalm 44:6 "For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me."
Philippians 3:20 "Our conversation is in Heaven."
Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Psalm 138:2 "For Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy Name."
Psalm 138:8 "The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me."
1Timothy 1:12 "I thank Christ Jesus our LORD, Who hath enabled me, for that He counted me faithful."
2Timothy 2:19 "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
2Timothy 2:25 "If God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth."
2Timothy 2:26 "And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil."
Colossians 1:17 "And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."
Colossians 2:6 "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the LORD, so walk ye in Him."
Isaiah 34:16 "Seek ye out of the Book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail."
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God."
Isaiah 41:13 "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
Psalm 2:8 "Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the Earth for Thy possession."
Psalm 2:12 "Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little."
Proverbs 13:11 "He that gathereth by labour shall increase."
Luke 11:23 "He that gathereth not with Me scattereth."
Proverbs 12:24 "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule."
Proverbs 14:25 "A true witness delivereth souls."
Colossians 1:9 "That ye might be filled with the knowledge of His Will."
Colossians 1:13 "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness."
Colossians 1:13 "And hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son."
1Corinthians 15:51 "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed."
Luke 21:18 "There shall not an hair of your head perish."
Luke 21:36 "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things."
Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."
Psalm 34:7 "The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them."
Psalm 12:7 "Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
Daniel 12:10 "None of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."
John 16:7 "I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away."
1Samuel 17:47 "The LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's."
Romans 2:2 "The judgment of God is according to Truth."
Malachi 1:14 "I am a great King, saith the LORD of Hosts, and My name is dreadful among the heathen."
Acts 18:10 "For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee."
John 10:35 "The Scripture cannot be broken."
John 10:4, 5 "The sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. And a stranger will they not follow."
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