I’ve often been very surprised at how many people can quote Bible verses who would readily admit that they are not Christians.
Amazingly, Bible verses often make their way in our everyday conversation, albeit sometimes not exactly in their proper context.
Take for example Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that you be not judged”.
How often do we hear that verse quoted, or even quote that verse ourselves without really understanding the proper definition of “judge” or the context in which Jesus made this command?
Below are 10 of the most popular Bible verses that you hear often, see often on coffee mugs and t-shirts, and may have even memorized as a kid at VBS!
The 10 Most Popular Bible Verses That Almost Everyone Knows By Heart
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 Chronicles 4:10: Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!
Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Romans 12:2: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Philippians 4:6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Ephesians 2:8: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.