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Old Testament Verses

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We have–after 2 years–finally memorized a verse or passage from every book of the Old Testament!  We still have a lot of reviewing to do to make sure they have really sunk in, though.  And now we’re working on the New Testament.
Here are the verses:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Honor your father and your mother.
Exodus 20:12

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Leviticus 19:18

The Lord bless you and keep you.
Numbers 6:24

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5

Be strong and courageous. . . for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

I will sing to the Lord, I will sing.
Judges 5:3

Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer.
Ruth 4:14

But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
I Samuel 12:24

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless.
II Samuel 22:31

O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below–you keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
I Kings 8:23

Great is the Lord’s anger that burns against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book.
II Kings 22:13

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
I Chronicles 29:11

The Lord is with you when you are with him.  If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him , he will forsake you. 
II Chronicles 15:2

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.”
Ezra 3:11

Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.  Nehemiah 8:10

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.  And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?  Esther 4:14

Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.  What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!  His tail sways like a cedar. . . He ranks first among the works of God.  Job 40:15-19

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 
Worship the Lord with gladness;  come before him with joyful songs. 
Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his;
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.  
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

See!  The winter is past; the rains are over and gone;
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.
Song of Songs 2:11-12

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
Isaiah 40:31

“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

His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
Ezekiel 36:27

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens.
Daniel 12:3

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgement of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6

Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Joel 2:13

Seek good, not evil, that you may live.  Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
Amos 5:14

The day of the LORD is near for all nations.  As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.
Obadiah v. 15

“In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.”
Jonah 2:2

He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.
Nahum 1:3

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.  The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer.
Habakkuk 3:18-19

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

This is what the LORD Almighty says:  “Give careful thought to your ways.”
Haggai 1:7

Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds.
Zechariah 10:1

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.  Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”
Malachi 3:10

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  2. kristenph says:

    What a wonderful idea! We did alphabet verses when older kids were around the ages of yours and it seemed to take forever. It does take constant review to keep them memorized. (At least for my family anyway)

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