Bible Verse Memory Sets
We have provided ten sets of memory cards, which focus on Knowing God. There is also a set with Bibleworld images suitable for kids.
Each set of Bible Verse Memory cards contains nine verses, including verses from the Old and New Testaments. Click on a link below to open or download a pdf file (we recommend downloading to make printing easier). The cards are designed to be printed double sided on A4 card, with the pages flipped on the short side.
If you prefer to use a smartphone app, follow the link below to see some recommended apps and some suggestions about using your phone to memorise Bible verses.
Resources provided by Bibleworld Museum & Discovery Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Memorising Bible verses is an extremely rewarding activity. It is wonderful to go through life with God’s assurances, promises and truths tucked away in our minds. It is so satisfying when the Holy Spirit is able to bring to our awareness an appropriate verse to encourage us or that we can use to encourage others. Have a go and find out for yourself.
We recommend choosing a single translation to become familiar with for the majority of your Bible reading and memorising. We have used the New International Version (NIV 1984) and have found its language quite easy to memorise. We also use the New Living Translation for reading and for some memorising, but have found that in places it doesn’t seem quite so easy to memorise.
Start with some shorter, easier verses. Begin with some verses that are particularly significant for you.
Try out different memory techniques and find out what works best for you. Some people rely heavily on their visual memory and recall what the words look like. Other people rely more on their audio memory and need to listen to the verse repeatedly to memorise it. Some people benefit from writing out a verse repeatedly and/or drawing images or diagrams to remind them of what the verse is about. For some people it can be effective to work at memorising while they are active – walking, or on a stationary bike or treadmill.
Flash cards can work well for some people. Others will prefer to use an app. See our article about using apps for memorising Bible verses.
Memorising can be harder in a distracting environment. We suggest setting aside time when you know you will be most alert.
It can be extremely helpful to work with someone else. A buddy can help to check that you have correctly memorised a verse and reference. Choose someone that you know will encourage you.
We recommend memorising the Bible reference as well as the text. This helps when you want to look it up in your Bible or if someone asks ‘Where does the Bible say that?’
As you choose a verse to memorise, I encourage you to look it up in your Bible and see how it fits into the context of the Bible.
Finally, you will need to persevere with repetition, repetition and more repetition.
May God bless you as you seek to memorise his Word.
Sarah & Ross
Your phone or tablet can be a great resource to help you memorise Scripture. My husband uses the ‘Don’t forget’ app, although I have preferred to stick with my good old-fashioned ‘flash cards’. Some of the apps have games or puzzles to help with the memorising or recalling process.
If you are keen to try out an app, here are a few suggestions:
Remember Me: I have recently downloaded this app. It costs around $4.99 and provides a great deal of flexibility with using a range of Bible translations. It includes a few effective techniques or games for helping with memorising.
Don’t forget: Ross has used this app for some time. It is free to install and the user can upload 35 verses for free. After that it requires in-app purchases to add more verses.
Verses - Bible Memory: This is a beautiful looking app with some satisfying games and progress features. It also encourages sharing with friends and could be useful in a small group setting to work together on memorising. The app is free with the KJV only, but it required a $8.99 fee to open the NIV version.
There are so many wonderful Bible verses we could memorise. We have put together the following sets which primarily have the theme of 'Knowing God'. These sets include verses from the Old and New Testament and cover a variety of themes.
1 Peter 4:10
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
1 Corinthians 10:13
1 Timothy 2:1-2
2 Timothy 3:16-17
1 Peter 5:7
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1 Peter 2:9
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
2 Corinthians 5:21
2 Peter 3:9
1 Corinthians 13:4-7