25 Bible Verses for Birthday Wishes

Do you know someone who has a birthday coming up soon? Send them a sweet card, with one of these Bible verses for birthday wishes! They’re the perfect Scriptures to uplift, encourage, and celebrate.

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I’ll never forget the story…

…I read it in an Upper Room daily devotional, about a man whose mother had a ministry of sending people birthday cards with encouraging words.

When his mother passed away, he arrived at his parents’ home to help his father prepare for the funeral. And there was a stack of birthday cards waiting to be mailed, which his mother had finished just before her death. Which just goes to show, how many birthday cards she might’ve sent out on a weekly or monthly basis!

At the funeral, the son asked for those who had received birthday cards from his mother to raise their hand… and nearly everyone in attendance did! His mothers’ ministry may have been relatively “small”, but it made a big impact.

I can only imagine how the words she wrote in those birthday cards must’ve lifted the spirits of those who received them. Who knows what each person was going through, and how a simple Bible verse or encouraging message could’ve made a big impact on their life?

Indeed, those little things can often make the biggest difference in someone’s life! Which brings us to these Bible verses for birthday cards…

Because you never know when someone really needs to be reminded of God’s love, and how special they are in His eyes.

25 Bible verses for birthday wishes

25 Bible Verses for Birthday Wishes

These are the best Bible verses for birthday wishes I could find… verses to celebrate another year of life, to pass along wisdom, to pray blessings over them, and more!

There is something here for everyone, from birthday Bible verses for a friend, sister, or brother, to verses appropriate for a son or daughter. All you have to do, is pick the one(s) that are most fitting for the birthday person and their unique personality, season of life, challenges, etc.

1) 3 John 1:2 (NLT)

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.

What a perfect greeting for a friend who you haven’t seen in a while! The book of 3 John was a letter written from the Apostle John to his beloved co-worker Gaius, and provides this thoughtful introduction which would lend itself well to a birthday greeting.

2) Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Every day we’re alive and breathing is cause to rejoice… but especially on their birthday! 😉

3) James 1:17 (NIV)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

The best Bible verses for birthday cards should point the recipient back to God. No matter what kind of fantastic birthday gift you give them, may they always be reminded that God gives the greatest gifts (including, your presence in their life!)

4) Psalm 71:6-8 (NIV)

From birth I have relied on you;
you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long.

What a beautiful reminder of their reliance on God, throughout their life!

5) Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

Of all the Christian Bible verses for birthday cards, this one is my favorite… simply because it celebrates the fact that God gave them life, and not only that, but they are “fearfully and wonderfully made”!

6) Psalm 22:10 (GW)

I was placed in your care from birth.
From my mother’s womb you have been my God.

And in case the above Psalms weren’t sufficient, here is another lovely verse that celebrates being in God’s care from birth onward. 😉

7) Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

If you want to communicate to your birthday girl or boy just how much God watches over them, this verse says it all.

8) Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Every day, month, and year comes with new mercies, new provision, new beginnings, and fresh encounters with the living God… and a birthday is a wonderful time to celebrate that.

His mercies are new every morning - Lamentations 3:23 - handmade card

I had so much fun making this card, with scrap vinyl, cardstock, this stencil, and of course the lovely “Be Encouraged” stamp set set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

9) Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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.

Speaking of Bible verses for birthday blessings, this popular Scripture would be so appropriate for a young person hitting a milestone birthday (like 18, 21, or 30). Regardless of whether they have plans, or maybe they have no idea what comes next, this serves to remind them that God has good plans for their life.

10) Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Likewise, this verse would also be great for a young person! But really, it would be great encouragement for anyone to pay more attention to the opportunities they have to do good in each year of life.

11) Psalm 37:4-6 (NIV)

Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

Looking for some encouraging Bible verses for birthday wishes, to remind them to stay focused on God in this new year of life? This Scripture from Proverbs 37 fulfills that purpose perfectly.

12) Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

“‘“The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’

Some of the best verses for birthday cards are ones that speak blessings over the recipient—and this Scripture definitely does that!

13) Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Speaking of blessings, this beloved verse from the book of Zephaniah is another great blessing for your sweet birthday guy or gal.

14) Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Sometimes, birthdays can be scary… especially when there are lots of unknowns in that person’s life. This verse could be paired with a hand-written note, such as “I just wanted to remind you, that although your future may seem uncertain, you can have faith that God sees what you can’t… and He holds your future in His hands”.

Bible verses for birthday cards - Hebrews 11:1 faith handmade card

Want to create a handmade birthday card like this one? Be sure and check out my card making content, like these 10 Handmade Card Making Ideas! This Hebrews 11:1 birthday card was made with the “Faith” stamp set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, plus some Gelatos, a star stencil, and purple glitter gel.

15) Psalm 90:12 (NLT)

Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.

Another great category of Christian Bible verses for birthday cards, are those that share wisdom!

16) Psalm 111:10 (NIV)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.

And always, the best wisdom is that which comes from God! 🙏🏼

17) James 1:5 (NIV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

This would be a particularly good verse for a young person or a new believer, who needs a boost of confidence to ask God for more wisdom as they grow.

18) 2 Peter 3:18 (NLT)

Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.

Every birthday represents another year of growth and (hopefully!) spiritual and emotional maturity… so, what better Bible verse for birthday wishes, than one to encourage them to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ?

19) Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

And here’s another excellent verse, to encourage your birthday person to stay strong in their faith in Christ!

20) Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

These Bible verses are full of birthday blessings to speak over your friend or family member… it’s a beautiful prayer for them to be strengthened in faith and love.

21) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

This is one of my personal favorite Scriptures… It’s such a great reminder to rejoice in the gift of God’s presence, pray throughout each day, and give thanks… no matter what the next year of life brings.

22) Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

I do believe this is one of the best Bible verses for birthday wishes! It reminds them to shine brightly, as a unique and beloved child of God, pointing others to Him in the process.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this verse pairs so well with a birthday candle. 😉 I made this card with a “warp speed” stencil, a candle stamp, and this awesome “Shine Your Light” stamp set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (oh, and cute washi tape too!)

Bible verses for birthday wishes - Matthew 5:16 handmade card
Bible verses for Birthday blessings - shine your light handmade card

23) Isaiah 46:4 (GW)

Even when you’re old, I’ll take care of you.
Even when your hair turns gray, I’ll support you.
I made you and will continue to care for you.
I’ll support you and save you.

What a beautiful promise God makes here! This verse would be especially uplifting to someone who is older, or even a “young” person who is hitting a major milestone like 40 or 50, and who is beginning to feel a little “old”.

24) 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

Again, as with the previous Scripture, this one is a great reminder that growing old is normal, but we needn’t lose heart over it. Even as their body may be declining, their spiritual wisdom and inner soul is growing and being renewed.

25) Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

When it comes to good Bible verses for birthday cards, this final verse takes the cake! Seriously though, what a great Scripture to encourage someone, that just as God has worked in their life thus far, He’ll continue that work into the future. No matter how “old” or “young” they are, God is with them.

Christian Bible verses for birthday cards - faith handmade card

I hope you’ve enjoyed these excellent Bible verses for birthday wishes! May you find just the right verse to lift up your friend or relative on their special day.

2 thoughts on “25 Bible Verses for Birthday Wishes”

  1. Dear Barbara,
    My name is Nidia, I am a retired Senior. I have my plate full of projects I like to do, now that I am retired. Of course, getting started is not always as plan due to my many health conditions. All in God’s time. Anyway, I will add your name to my list of individuals I pray for daily, for your condition. May you find joy and love in what your doing. Blessed, Healthy New Year 2024.
    I find your blog so interesting and pray it brings joy to me and others. I look forward to sharing idea. Have a great Saturday. Nidia

    1. Hi Nidia! Thank you for the kind words. I do enjoy this work, and God keeps me going! Praying blessings and joy for you as well!

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