You want to start memorizing verses from the Bible, but you’re not sure where to start. The Bible is a big book, and it can be daunting sometimes, even when coming to it with the best intentions. Following are some recommendations on ways to begin in order to get you off to a good start.


I recommend starting to memorize by learning promises.  Bible promises are what God says that He will do, and we can hold Him to what He has said.  There is power in promises, not because they are good luck charms, but because sometimes God waits to do things until we ask Him.

2 Peter 1:4 – Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Following are some places where you can read lists of relevant promises.  I recommend creating a list of 10 verses, or passages.  Memorizing in groups is easier than memorizing lots of individual verses.

Bible Topics

Another good place to begin is to learn what the Bible teaches on different topics.  Learning what God is teaching us in the Bible is one of the best ways for growing close to him.

2 Timothy 3:15 – And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Again, I recommend memorizing in groups of 10, if possible.

Bible Chapters

Sometimes it’s good to start with memorizing familiar and important Bible chapters.  This is totally legitimate, and it feels nice to have learned entire portions of Scripture.  Following are some classic chapters that are worth learning.

Go Get Started

I hope this has been useful for you.  If you have any questions regarding memorizing Scripture, please leave a comment, and I’ll do what I can to help.