Here are the Top 35 Bible Verses for Graduation beginning with the Top 10 Bible Verses. Graduation is a milestone and a crowning achievement, yet a time of great life change. In this list, updated May 2018, you will find the perfect Bible verse to guide, encourage and inspire a graduate. Biblical guidance is timeless and universal. Select the ideal Bible verse for graduates in any country!
People from over 50 countries have referred to this post for ideas. I hope you find just what you are looking for.
I have also added Graduation Gift Ideas – you can add your favorite Bible verse to the items below.
On a personal note, I have a graduate this year (I updated this post after graduation). Our oldest son Alexander graduated from college this year. (wow and whoa!)
Our youngest son, Dylan, pictured in the yearbook page, is a freshman in college (yikes)!
Thank You, Lord, for your tender care, grace, and mercy. You watched over our boys and guided them. The time has flown by. Can you relate??
I pray the Bible verses listed below will bless all graduates wherever they are in the world.
Graduation Gifts: Here are a few ideas for Gifts or Congratulations Messages?
It is very popular to use Bible Verses for Graduation Announcements or a Yearbook Page, as shown above.
Include a Bible Verse to accompany your congratulations whether sending via Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Texts or handwritten Graduation Cards.
I have a friend who has a Bible verse embroidered on graduation gifts including book backpacks and dorm room items such as towels. Of course, a Bible verse can be beautifully printed on stationery, Graduation party banners, personalized Stadium Cups or Styrofoam Cups. Send in your ideas in the Comment section below.
Top 35 Bible Verses for Graduation and Life:
For each graduate, this is an exciting turning point that will not be repeated. God’s word is so rich and meaningful. I pray you will be a conduit of God’s love. Seize this opportunity to impart God’s truth from the Bible. It will be a blessing to all who receive it. May God will use YOU for His eternal purposes! To God be all the glory!
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Philippians 4:4-8 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men
Psalm 139:9-10 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and understanding
More Top Bible Verses for Graduation continued below:
Psalm 25:4-6 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from old.
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
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.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us:
we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
1 Peter 4:10-12 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.
If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
Psalm 119:9-11 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
2 Peter 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, Love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building
Colossians 1:9-12 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus
Proverbs 19:2 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven
James 5:12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation
Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
Psalm 34:14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
John 3:16 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
Other verses to consider-: Philippians 3:14-14, Psalm 2:1-10, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 51:10
Does your Graduate Know God?
For those who do not know the Lord, you may want to send them links to:
How To Receive Eternal Salvation-Say “Yes” to Christ and God Is LOVE
I highly recommend they watch The Jesus Film
Final Thoughts: Bible verses always bless. May God will use you for His eternal purposes!
I would love some more ideas! What are your favorite Bible Verses to recommend for graduation? Please send me your ideas or suggestions in the Comment section below.
To God be all the Glory- Julie
This post was originally dedicated to Alexander and his class on the occasion of their graduation from Trinity Christian Academy in 2014.