Festive Bible Verses for Christmas

Are you wondering… What is a good Bible Verse for Christmas? These Festive Bible Verses for Christmas are the perfect way to remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

And I’m so excited for the holiday season ahead! Because the countdown to Christmas is on! And the excitement of the season is just getting started!

This past weekend my family got our festive on!

We put the Christmas tree up and decorated it with happy wishes for a bright and light holiday. There are even a couple of presents wrapped in festive red and green underneath it already.

The nativity has been lovingly arranged in its place of honor, our buffet table.

The ceramic snowmen from my childhood have found their way to the side tabletops.

The candy canes and chocolate fudge are waiting to be gobbled up.

And Christmas cards are calling my name.

Yes, we are ready and well prepared for the festivities.

But before it all begins, let’s reflect on the most essential part of Christmas…

The Messiah, the Chosen One, the Savior of our souls, Jesus.

In this short devotional, we’ll read some Festive Bible Verses for Christmas. Each one fills my heart with the true meaning of the season, and I pray they will do the same for you.

Plus, they make a beautiful addition for cards. Just choose your favorite Bible Verse for Christmas cards and include their inspiring message along with your heartfelt greetings.

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The Christmas Story in the Bible

The birth of Jesus in the Bible is the greatest story ever told! And each year we celebrate this joyous event.

The cute ceramic nativity we set out on our tables represents that story. The story that changed history forever!

The shepherds who came to worship. The wise men who came bearing gifts. The angel announcing the birth of the Savior. The holy family, Mary and Joseph. And most importantly, the Messiah Himself, the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes and sleeping in the hay.

They all remind us of the Christmas story and the importance it has in our lives every day of the year.

So, let’s read these Christmas story Bible verses and answer the question… What verse is the Christmas story in the Bible?


 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

                                                     Matthew 1:18


But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 

                                                    Matthew 1:20 NKJV


She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

                                                Matthew 1:21 NIV


And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

                                                   Luke 2:7 KJV


For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

                                                   Luke 2:11


And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

                                                 Luke 2:13-14


When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

                                                Luke 2:15-16 NIV


 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

                                                Matthew 2:9-10 KJV


And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.

                                                Luke 2:33 NKJV

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Old Testament Bible Verses about Jesus’ Birth

These encouraging Christmas scriptures are awe-inspiring!

So many years before Christ would come, God gave us a promise of a Savior. To see that promise in black and white should bring tears to our eyes and thankfulness to our hearts every time we read them. Because without this amazing promise, there wouldn’t be a reason to celebrate this glorious season.

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.

                                                   Micah 5:2


For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

                                             Isaiah 9:6 NKJV


Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

                                             Isaiah 9:7 NKJV


Therefore God, Your God has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

                                              Psalm 45:7


Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

                                             Zechariah 9:9


Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

                                             Isaiah 7:14



Bible Verses about the Meaning of Christmas

The most precious promise made to us in the Old Testament became the most wonderful Christmas gift we will ever receive. This precious gift came silently on a dark night, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

What an amazing gift to see the Old Testament promise of the Messiah fulfilled in these scriptures!

Not because He said He would come, but because He came to save us and give us a new life in Him.

This is the true meaning of Christmas. Praise Jesus, the greatest Christmas present on our wish list!


Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

                                                    2 Corinthians 9:15


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.

                                                    John 3:16 KJV


Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

                                                     Acts 5:31


Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

                                                   Luke 15:10


I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

                                               John 14:6


For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

                                               Luke 19:10


For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.

                                             Colossians 2:9


Did you find some Christmas verses that inspired you for the coming holiday season?

I’m praying the very best Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours this holiday season! And I hope one of these Festive Bible Verses for Christmas showed you the true meaning of Christmas and this joyous holiday!

Please let me know which scripture is your favorite in the comments. I’d love to read your thoughts and stories about what Christmas means to you. And I promise I’ll answer back.

Until next time, Merry Christmas! And let the festivities begin!

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