If you're on the hunt for beautiful bible verses for birthdays then you're in the right place. They're the perfect thing to write in a greetings card.
Nothing is more invigorating than a birthday celebration for your loved ones. The cake, confetti, and balloons are enough to brighten anyone's day!
Before you head out to the party, make sure to get a gift and a card to show the birthday guest of honor how much you care for them.
In America, we buy an average of 6.5 billion greeting cards a year! Birthday cards tie with Christmas cards as the most popular occasions to buy cards for.
Once you have a card and are ready to sign it, you freeze. What do you write on the card to express your love?
With over 70% of American's identifying as some denomination of Christian, it is usually a safe bet to use the Bible for inspiration.
We have gathered 10 of our favorite Bible verses for birthdays to inscribe on your next card. Read on to see which ones we picked.
Best Bible Verses for Birthdays
1. Psalm 27:4-7
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the lord. Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
This is the longest verse on our list but one of the strongest sentiments. It speaks of only needing the shelter of God's love.
If you have a loved one who exalts God above everything else and they are always getting involved with their church, this would be a good quote for them.
Another potential use for this verse would be for a loved one who is currently or has recently been going through rough times.
2. Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love, he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing.
This verse is letting the person know that you and God both love and celebrate the birthday boy or girl today.
This is a great verse for a platonic friend or someone you know through a friend or family member.
3. Psalm 37:4-5
Take delight in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.
This verse is the Bible's way of saying may all your dreams come true. It reminds us to dedicate our lives to the lord and he will reward us.
This verse is appropriate for anyone's birthday card.
4. Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
This verse speaks about God's love protecting us and that your faith renews each morning.
This is another quote that would be good for any birthday card.
5. Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
This verse is a kind of "well wishes" message. It says that you are wishing that God bestows peace unto them.
It is a wonderful thing to say to a family member or very close friend.
6. Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Though this verse is about God, you could say the same regarding anyone you love very much.
This is a great quote for a spouse or parent to tell them how much you love and appreciate them.
7. John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come, but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
This verse speaks of the unconditional love a mother has for her child.
Though not appropriate for a typical birthday card, this quote would be great to give parents when they have a new baby.
8. Jeremiah 29:11
"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."
This verse reminds a person that God has a plan for everyone and that they should always have hope for the future.
If you have a recent graduate or any young person who is celebrating a birthday, this is a good verse to inspire them.
9. Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
This is a great affirmation that lets us know that our purpose is the good works that we do. These works were hand chosen for each person.
If you have loved ones that do charity or missionary work, this is a great verse to uplift them on their day.
10. Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
This is the verse we like best from this list because of its versatility. You could use this verse for any person's birthday, even non-Christians!
This verse says that you hope their wisdom leads to a very long and fruitful life.
Add a Gift
Now that you know our favorite bible verses for birthdays, you have great inspiration to use the word of God to wish your loved ones a happy birthday.
Once the card is ready to go, you need a birthday gift like jewelry or a gift basket to compliment that beautiful sentiment.
If you have any special requests or need help selecting the perfect gift, check out our selection of Christian Gifts