Birthday Verses
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Birthday Verses

Intro

For the last eight years on my birthday, I’ve looked through the Bible to find my age in verses that are numbered my age. For instance, this year I found 24 verses that are each verse 24 in their respective chapters. I’ve enjoyed this tradition quite a lot. I love God’s Word and this is a special way to connect His Word to my birthday.

I thought I would share all the verses from the last eight years in one place. So as a fair warning, this post will be fairly long. I hope you’re encouraged and drawn closer to God while reading these verses. And maybe on your next birthday, you might want to do the same. 🙂

Twenty-Four

  1. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Acts‬ ‭20:24‬
  2. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans‬ ‭3:24‬
  3. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to His cross and crucified them there. Galatians‬ ‭5:24‬
  4. The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs‬ ‭20:24‬
  5. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians‬ ‭4:24‬
  6. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews‬ ‭10:24‬
  7. He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed. ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:24‬
  8. No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. Matthew‬ ‭6:24‬
  9. Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into His glorious presence without a single fault. Jude‬ ‭1:24‬
  10. Anyone who listens to My teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Matthew‬ ‭7:24‬
  11. So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord! Psalm 31:24‬
  12. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow Me. Matthew‬ ‭16:24
  13. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it. Luke‬ ‭9:24‬
  14. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. John‬ ‭4:24‬
  15. O Lord, what a variety of things You have made! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your creatures. ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭104:24‬
  16. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. 1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:24‬
  17. He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn’t live in man-made temples. ‭‭Acts‬ ‭17:24‬
  18. This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24‬
  19. And gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:24‬
  20. And He said to them, “This is My blood, which confirms the covenant between God and His people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many. Mark‬ ‭14:24
  21. Your laws please me; they give me wise advice. Psalm 119:24‬
  22. Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. Proverbs‬ ‭11:24‬
  23. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with Him, and He with them. And we know He lives in us because the Spirit He gave us lives in us. ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:24‬
  24. I tell you the truth, those who listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. John‬ ‭5:24‬

Twenty-Three

  1. Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Each day proclaim the Good News that He saves. 1 Chronicles 16:23
  2. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23
  3. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
  4. He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:23
  5. “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Matthew 1:23
  6. Then He said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be My follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23
  7. Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm. Proverbs 19:23
  8. But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. John 4:23
  9. Jesus replied, “All who love Me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and We will come and make Our home with each of them.” John 14:23
  10. The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23
  11. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me. John 17:23
  12. God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world. 1 Corinthians 7:23
  13. And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. Ephesians 1:23
  14. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23
  15. Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment. Proverbs 23:23
  16. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23
  17. Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  18. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 3:23
  19. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Hebrews 10:23
  20. God alone understands the way to wisdom; He knows where it can be found. Job 28:23
  21. For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living Word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
  22. And this is His commandment: We must believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. 1 John 3:23
  23. I know, Lord, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. Jeremiah 10:23

Twenty-Two

  1. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:22
  2. I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to Me, for I have paid the price to set you free. Isaiah 44:22
  3. But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:22
  4. “My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to Me and I will heal your wayward hearts.” Jeremiah 3:22
  5. Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. 1 Corinthians 15:22
  6. Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. Isaiah 45:22
  7. The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Lamentations 3:22
  8. But the Lord is my Fortress; my God is the mighty Rock where I hide. Psalm 94:22
  9. Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. 2 Timothy 2:22
  10. How great You are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like You. We have never heard of another God like You! 2 Samuel 7:22
  11. Yet now He has reconciled you to Himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault. Colossians 1:22
  12. The stone that the builders rejected has now become the Cornerstone. Psalm 118:22
  13. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22
  14. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. 1 Peter 2:22
  15. Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. Matthew 6:22
  16. For the Lord is our Judge, our Lawgiver, and our King. He will care for us and save us. Isaiah 33:22
  17. Let Your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone. Psalm 33:22
  18. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22
  19. Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22
  20. The Lord formed me (wisdom) from the beginning before He created anything else. Proverbs 8:22
  21. The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22
  22. You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. 1 Peter 1:22

Twenty-One

  1. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. Philippians 1:21
  2. But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21
  3. For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  4. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21
  5. Praise the Lord, for He has shown me the wonders of His unfailing love. Psalm 31:21a
  6. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under His control. Philippians 3:21
  7. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21
  8. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21
  9. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. James 1:21
  10. And His name will be the hope of all the world. Matthew 12:21
  11. Through Christ you have come to trust God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because He raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great glory. 1 Peter 1:21
  12. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for He will save people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
  13. Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God. Luke 12:21
  14. Those who accept My commandments and obey them are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, My Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal Myself to each of them. John 14:21
  15. I have had one message for Jews and Greeks alike—the necessity of repenting from sin and turning to God, and of having faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21
  16. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21
  17. For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21
  18. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:21
  19. Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:21
  20. Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. Proverbs 21:21
  21. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. 1 John 5:21

Twenty

  1. My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
  2. Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20
  3. God chose Him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days He has been revealed for your sake. 1 Peter 1:20
  4. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20
  5. We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20
  6. For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. Philippians 1:20
  7. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, You make righteous judgments, and You examine the deepest thoughts and secrets. Jeremiah 11:20
  8. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. 1 Corinthians 15:20
  9. Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death. Psalm 68:20
  10. As He spoke, He showed them the wounds in His hands and His side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! John 20:20
  11. Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. 1 Chronicles 28:20
  12. By His death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. Hebrews 10:20
  13. Then He asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” Luke 9:20
  14. And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and He is eternal life. 1 John 5:20
  15. Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. Proverbs 16:20
  16. For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20
  17. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20
  18. For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. 1 Corinthians 4:20
  19. And through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. Colossians 1:20
  20. You will show us Your faithfulness and unfailing love as You promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago. Micah 7:20

Nineteen

  1. We love each other because He loved us first. 1 John 4:19
  2. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ. Colossians 1:19
  3. Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with You, O God? Psalm 71:19
  4. But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.” 2 Timothy 2:19
  5. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:19
  6. For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God. Hebrews 7:19
  7. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19
  8. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s Light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the Light, for their actions were evil. John 3:19
  9. And I give Myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by Your truth. John 17:19
  10. And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. Hebrews 10:19
  11. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
  12. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19
  13. How great is the goodness You have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world. Psalm 31:19
  14. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. Psalm 34:19
  15. He grants the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cries for help and rescues them. Psalm 145:19
  16. By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding He created the heavens. Proverbs 3:19
  17. Godly people find life; evil people find death. Proverbs 11:19
  18. Praise the Lord; praise God our Savior! For each day He carries us in His arms. Psalm 68:19
  19. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19

Eighteen

  1. Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but He died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but He was raised to life in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18
  2. Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18
  3. No one can take My life from Me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what My Father has commanded. John 10:18
  4. But the Lord watches over those who fear Him, those who rely on His unfailing love. Psalm 33:18
  5. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18
  6. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Romans 6:18
  7. Since He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested. Hebrews 2:18
  8. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  9. He chose to give birth to us by giving us His true word. And we, out of all creation, became His prized possession. James 1:18
  10. The Lord will reign forever and ever! Exodus 15:18
  11. No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is Himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us. John 1:18
  12. Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Romans 5:18
  13. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. Ephesians 3:18
  14. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love. 1 John 4:18
  15. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:18
  16. Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything. Colossians 1:18
  17. For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 1 Peter 1:18
  18. I am the living One. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave. Revelation 1:18

Seventeen

  1. This is My command: Love each other. John 15:17
  2. This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
  3. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3:17
  4. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17
  5. Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  6. Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you. Proverbs 11:17
  7. Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Romans 12:17
  8. Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. James 1:17
  9. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:17
  10. A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. Proverbs 17:17
  11. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17
  12. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:17
  13. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. Colossians 1:17
  14. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. James 3:17
  15. And this world is fading away, along with everything people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. 1 John 2:17
  16. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 1 John 4:17
  17. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17

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