Bible Verses for Birthdays by Megan Schaulis

Bible Verses for Birthdays

These Bible verses for birthdays are perfect to add to a card or even a Facebook shout-out. What better way to encourage a birthday girl or guy than with the Word of God?

What do you write in a birthday card?

I love encouraging people with little notes. I keep a stack of cute blank cards in my desk at work and even more home, just so I’m always prepared to write out a quick word or thank you. No surprise, I’m also big on birthday cards.

I used to find blank cards very intimidating, yet they always had the best pictures. Frustrating, right? There’s all that white space. How much are you supposed to write? Is just “Happy Birthday” enough?

Then I started adding Bible verses to my birthday cards. I love finding just the right scripture to lift someone up or bless their year. I’ll ask God what He wants to say to this person and then I run with it. Google definitely comes in handy as I frequently search for “Bible verses about friendship” or “best verses for men.” Well, now I’m making my own go-to list.

I’ve also been known to do this for friends who aren’t believers by writing the same sentiment as the verse without citing it. It’s not a research paper. You can skip the reference if you think it will someone uncomfortable.

General birthday blessings

Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

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.

Psalm 20:4 NLT

May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.

3 John 2 NKJV

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Psalm 65:11 MEV

You crown the year with Your goodness,
    and Your paths drip abundance.

Birthday verses for kids

2 Peter 3:18 ICB

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…

1 Timothy 4:12 ICB

You are young, but do not let anyone treat you as if you were not important. Be an example to show the believers how they should live. Show them with your words, with the way you live, with your love, with your faith, and with your pure life.

Psalm 5:11-12 ERV

But let those who trust in you be happy forever.
    Protect and strengthen those who love your name.
Lord, when you bless your people,
    you surround them with your love, like a large shield that protects them.

Birthday verses for friends

Proverbs 27:9 MSG

Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
    a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.

Proverbs 17:17 NKJV

A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.

Philippians 1:3 WE

Every time I think of you I thank God for you.

Proverbs 27:17 CEB

As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens a friend.

Encouraging birthday verses

Isaiah 40:31 MEV

But those who wait upon the Lord
    shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles,
    they shall run and not be weary,
    and they shall walk and not faint.

Deuteronomy 28:13 NKJV

And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath…

Jeremiah 17:7-8 MEV

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    and whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
    and that spreads out its roots by the river,
and shall not fear when heat comes,
    but its leaf shall be green,
and it shall not be anxious in the year of drought,
    neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Birthday verses for your wife or husband

Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12 NKJV

Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor…
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Song of Songs 1:9 TPT

My dearest one,
let me tell you how I see you—
you are so thrilling to me.
To gaze upon you is like looking
at one of Pharaoh’s finest horses—
a strong, regal steed pulling his royal chariot.

Song of Songs 3:4 NIV

…I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go…

Song of Songs 4:1 TPT

Listen, my dearest darling,
you are so beautiful—you are beauty itself to me!
Your eyes glisten with love,
like gentle doves behind your veil.
What devotion I see each time I gaze upon you…

What better way to say “I hope you have a great year” than with an encouraging nugget of God’s Word. Let these Bible verses for birthdays lift you up all year long!

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