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50 Inspiring Verses About Christmas in the Bible

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Christmas is made especially cozy by the sparkling lights and joyous music. The miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, however, is what really makes Christmas special—it lies beyond the gifts and celebrations. The Bible uses lovely and motivational passages to recount this amazing narrative. Examining these texts together will help us rediscover the deep joy and optimism that Christmas offers.

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Verses About Christmas in the Bible

The Bible itself doesn’t have a specific section dedicated solely to Christmas. However, several passages across the Old and New Testaments prophesied, described, or alluded to the birth of Jesus Christ, which Christians celebrate as Christmas. Here are 50 such verses to explore the Christmas narrative in the Bible:

Old Testament Prophecies:

  1. Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Foreshadowing of Christ’s victory over evil)
  2. Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Prophecy of virgin birth)
  3. Isaiah 9:6-7: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…” (Prophecy of Messiah’s characteristics)
  4. Micah 5:2: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (Prophecy of Jesus’ birthplace)
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Verses About Christmas in the Bible

New Testament Gospels:

Annunciation and Birth:

  1. Luke 1:26-35: (Announcement to Mary by Gabriel)
  2. Luke 1:30-33: “…And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David…”
  3. Luke 1:46-55: (Mary’s song of praise)
  4. Matthew 1:18-25: (Announcement to Joseph by an angel)
  5. Luke 2:1-7: (Journey to Bethlehem and birth of Jesus)

Angels and Shepherds:

  1. Luke 2:8-14: (Annunciation to shepherds by angels)
  2. Luke 2:15-20: (Shepherds visit the manger)

Wise Men:

  1. Matthew 2:1-2: “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem…”
  2. Matthew 2:9-11: (Star leads the Wise Men)
  3. Matthew 2:10-11: “And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and opening their treasures they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

Flight to Egypt and Return:

  1. Matthew 2:13-15: (Flight to Egypt)
  2. Matthew 2:19-23: (Return from Egypt)

Other New Testament References:

  1. John 1:1-4: (Jesus, the Word made flesh)
  2. John 1:14: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
  3. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  4. Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
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Verses on Light, Hope, and Peace:

  1. Isaiah 9:2: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”
  2. Luke 1:78-79: “…To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
  3. Titus 2:11: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men…”
  1. Titus 3:4-5: “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…”

verses about christmas in the bible

Worship and Praise:

  1. Matthew 28:17: “And when they saw him, they worshipped him…”
  2. Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
  3. John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Purpose and Meaning:

  1. Galatians 4:4-5: “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”
  2. 1 Timothy 1:15: “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…”
  3. 1 John 3:8: “… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

Theological and Reflective Passages:

  1. Philippians 2:5-11: (Christ’s humility and exaltation)
  2. Colossians 1:15-20: (The supremacy of Christ)
  3. Hebrews 1:1-3: (God speaks through His Son)
  4. Revelation 5: 11-14: (Worship of the Lamb)

Christmas Messages of Love, Joy, and Peace:

  1. John 15:11: “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
  2. Luke 2:10: “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
  3. Romans 15:13: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
  4. 2 Corinthians 9:15: “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
  5. Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith…”
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Additional Verses:

  1. Isaiah 40:31: “But they that 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.”
  2. John 10:10: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
  3. James 1:17: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
  4. 1 John 4:7-8: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
  5. 1 John 4:19: “We love him, because he first loved us.”
  6. Psalm 91:11-12: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.”
  7. Psalm 118:24: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
  8. Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
  9. Jeremiah 29:11: “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.”
  10. Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…”
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