Verses List

Probably the one question we get asked more than any other when people start using the Scripture Memory System is “What verses should we memorize?” Of course, you may select any verses you like. But if a list of suggestions would help get you started, take a look below.

Try to include a mixture of single verses, shorter passages, longer passages, and complete chapters throughout the year as you memorize. If you would like year-by-year suggestions, our SCM Curriculum Guide details about fifty verses per year. We also have our suggested verses available as a free download of printable verse cards.

Character

Charlotte Mason Student Motto

(“I am, I can, I ought, I will”)

  • I am — Ephesians 2:8–10
  • I can — Philippians 4:13
  • I ought — Mark 12:30, 31
  • I will — Psalm 119:30

Christian Living

  • Philippians 4:4–9
  • John 13:34, 35
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • Ephesians 6:1–3
  • James 4:1
  • 1 John 1:8, 9
  • 1 Peter 4:8
  • Hebrews 11:6
  • Luke 1:37
  • Ephesians 4:1–3
  • Philippians 4:19
  • 1 Timothy 2:1, 2
  • Titus 2:11–14
  • James 4:7

Classic Passages

  • Exodus 20:2–17 (The Ten Commandments)
  • Matthew 5:1–12 (The Beatitudes)
  • Matthew 6:9–13 (The Lord’s Prayer)
  • Luke 2:1–20 (The Account of Jesus’ Birth)
  • 1 Corinthians 13 (The Love Chapter)
  • Ephesians 6:10–20 (The Armor of God)

Creation

  • Genesis 1
  • Genesis 1:1
  • Genesis 1:27
  • Genesis 2:7
  • Revelation 4:11

Old Testament

  • Genesis 9:6
  • Genesis 50:20
  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • Psalm 96:7–9
  • Proverbs 3:5–7
  • Exodus 34:6
  • Psalm 25:5
  • Psalm 27:1
  • Psalm 37:5, 6
  • Isaiah 40:8
  • Psalm 52:9
  • Psalm 119:9–11

Proverbs

The verses below correspond to the stories in Wisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for Children

  • Proverbs 3:21–23
  • Proverbs 4:24
  • Proverbs 9:8
  • Proverbs 10:19
  • Proverbs 10:26
  • Proverbs 11:13
  • Proverbs 11:24, 25
  • Proverbs 12:10
  • Proverbs 12:19
  • Proverbs 12:22
  • Proverbs 13:20
  • Proverbs 14:9, 16
  • Proverbs 14:26
  • Proverbs 15:1
  • Proverbs 15:16
  • Proverbs 15:23
  • Proverbs 16:32
  • Proverbs 17:17
  • Proverbs 18:13
  • Proverbs 23:17
  • Proverbs 26:17
  • Proverbs 27:1
  • Proverbs 28:13
  • Proverbs 29:15

Psalms

  • Psalm 1
  • Psalm 19
  • Psalm 23
  • Psalm 46
  • Psalm 91
  • Psalm 100
  • Psalm 113
  • Psalm 121
  • Psalm 139

Salvation

  • John 3:3
  • John 3:16–18
  • John 14:6
  • John 5:24
  • Acts 4:12
  • Acts 16:31
  • Romans 3:23
  • Romans 4:5
  • Romans 5:6
  • Romans 5:12
  • Romans 6:23
  • Romans 10:9, 10
  • Romans 10:13
  • Mark 10:42–45
  • Matthew 16:16
  • Luke 19:10
  • John 10:7–16
  • John 15:13
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