The new year causes us to not only reflect on the past year, but also pray for the year to come and meditate on scripture. God is certainly encouraging you to pause and reflect on this. These are the 25 Best Bible verses for the new year. We’ve curated Bible verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Are you ready to be encouraged and dive deeper?
This time of year, there are quotes all over the place. And while I love a good quote and positive affirmation, especially to begin the new year, it doesn’t take the place of Scripture. I mean, even during my lamest years as a Christian, I still started off January with much more prayer and scripture than normal. I love meditating on God’s word, and I hope you are abundantly blessed with these Bible verses for the New Year.
25 Best Bible Verses for the New Year
I love how the most appropriate Bible verse for the new year is first. Some of my favorites are from Proverbs. There are a few old standbys and some that I hope will help you to really pause and reflect.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1
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. – Numbers 6:24-26
A blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you. – Deuteronomy 23:5
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced. – 1 Chronicles 16:11-12
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. – Psalm 20:4
You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. – Psalm 65:11
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. – Psalm 96:1-3
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. – Proverbs 3:5-6
A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it! – Proverbs 13:16
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. – Proverbs 16:9
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. – Ecclesiastes 3:11
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:18-19
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. – Jeremiah 29:11
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. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” – Lamentations 3:22-24
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. – Ezekiel 36:26-28
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:22-24
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:15
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. – James 1:17
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2
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