Birthdays are special - you're celebrating another year, commemorating the time you've been given. What better way to mark the occasion than with a blessing from God?
You may wonder, "What are the perfect Bible verses for birthdays" or "What do you say in a birthday blessing." It's not as easy as it may seem: You want something that conveys your love and warm wishes for the future. But you may not know which verses will be appropriate or meaningful.
A deep dive into scripture reveals many beautiful messages of encouragement and hope - gifts we can bestow upon those who have graced our lives with their presence.
You may not know where to start. Fear not! In this article, we provide a collection of the best bible verses that are perfect for blessing someone on their birthday, along with instructions for incorporating them into your wishes.
All scriptures are from the New Living Translation.
2 Corinthians 9:15
15 Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!
As Christians, we are blessed to have the indescribable gift of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord - a more excellent gift than any present given by our families or friends. On this special day, let us be reminded to give thanks for such an incredible and life-changing gift.
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
2 Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!
Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.
The Lord's devotion to his children is undying. His adoration stays strong, and that is the reason we should be appreciative. He makes our lives enriched with blessings. Our souls ought to teem with thankfulness.
20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper;
those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
21 The wise are known for their understanding,
and pleasant words are persuasive.
Heeding this proverb can lead to a prosperous life: rely on the Lord and think before you say something, and you will find the fullness of joy. It's a potent reminder or inspiration for someone who is purposeful with their words and faith.
6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they will be satisfied.
7 God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
9 God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Jesus' words of blessing during his sermon on the mount included the declaration that those who are pure in heart shall see God. This is a beautiful assurance. This verse is a reminder that we should not be discouraged by the trials and tribulations we face in life. Instead, we should be encouraged by the promise of a great reward in heaven for those who remain faithful to God. God blessed you with the Gift of Life, and keeping this in focus helps you maintain a peaceful life.
12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.
15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
This passage reminds us that God will bless those who patiently endure testing and temptation. It also serves as a reminder that we should not blame God for our temptations but instead recognize that they come from our own desires. This is an essential lesson for us all, especially on birthdays, when we are often tempted to indulge in excess.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart's desires.
This verse is a reminder that when our hearts are in harmony with God's plan, He will fulfill our heart's wishes. On birthdays, it's important to remember that God knows what we need and wants to bless us. We should focus on Him and His goodness rather than our desires. This verse is an excellent reminder of the power of faith and trust in God.
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
This verse is a reminder of God's faithfulness and mercy. On birthdays, it's important to remember that God is always with us and will never leave us. His mercies are new every morning, so we can trust in Him no matter what the future holds. This verse is an excellent source of comfort and hope for those celebrating their birthday.
17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
This verse reminds us that all good and perfect gifts come from God. On our birthdays, we can be thankful for the blessings He has given us and look forward to the future with hope. We can also be reminded of His faithfulness and consistency in our lives. This is a powerful reminder that no matter what life throws at us, God is always there to provide strength and guidance.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.
This verse reminds us to always give thanks and praise to God for all that He has done for us. On birthdays, it's essential to take a moment and thank God for His blessings and grace. So we can be thankful for the gift of life and all the joys and blessings that come with it. This verse is a great reminder to always be grateful for the good things in life. We are blessed to experience the incredible joy of knowing God and his wonderful plans for us. Even during hard times, being close to him brings us peace and joy.
15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
As a special birthday prayer, this verse encourages us to keep choosing Christ, and we can have peace in our hearts because of him. In addition, this verse is a great reminder to take time to appreciate the beauty of life and be thankful for all that God has done.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
Birthdays are the perfect time to celebrate the fact that God gave us life. This verse reminds us of His creation and how He has made us wonderfully. We remember that we are here because of the Lord's handiwork.
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Every year brings an opportunity to remember that God has crafted us for a purpose and is working in our lives. He created us for a reason, prompting us to do good works as we journey through life.
10 Don't long for "the good old days."
This is not wise.
11 Wisdom is even better when you have money.
Both are a benefit as you go through life.
12 Wisdom and money can get you almost anything,
but only wisdom can save your life.
Coming of age allows us to benefit from the wisdom we accumulate as we get older. We can be thankful for this gift of increased knowledge.
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
If we dedicate ourselves to God and his teachings, just like the tree planted by the water, we'll live to be prosperous. This verse is an encouragement for those who age but also increases their knowledge and wisdom.
2 Peter 3:17-18
17 You already know these things, dear friends. So be on guard; then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.
18 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.
On our birthdays, we should strive to deepen our understanding of God and become better reflections of Christ. We can use this opportunity to honor Him by growing in grace and knowledge and bring Him even greater glory.
24 'May the Lord bless you
and protect you.
25 May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
26 May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.'
This poem expresses gratitude for the blessings bestowed by the Lord and encourages others to appreciate them each day.
24 This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
This verse reminds us to be thankful for each day, especially birthdays. We should take joy in God giving us another year of life and use it to serve Him faithfully. This verse is a great reminder to celebrate our lives with gratitude and joy.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
7 Don't be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.
We should never forget to trust the Lord and seek His will for our lives. This verse reminds us that when we put our faith in Him, He will provide us with strength and healing. We can use this reminder to bless the next happy birthday celebration with a renewed sense of purpose and hope.
1 In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.
May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
2 May he send you help from his sanctuary
and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
3 May he remember all your gifts
and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude
4 May he grant your heart's desires
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory
and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.
May the Lord answer all your prayers.
This verse reminds us that God is always with us, even in times of trouble. We can use this to bless the next happy birthday celebration by praying for God's guidance and protection over the celebrant. May He grant them strength, joy, and peace as they embark on another year of life.
We can celebrate all the grace and goodness that God has given us and thank Him for his perfect gift: Jesus Christ. Additionally, we can pray that the Lord will answer our prayers.
13 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
This verse reminds us that God is the source of hope and joy. A blessing given by the Apostle Paul to the church of Rome, this verse is an inspiration to us on birthdays and can remind us of the many blessings life has to offer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
This verse reminds us to always be joyful and thankful, no matter what life brings. You should celebrate your birthday with thanks and prayer for all God has done. Don't just rejoice today, but be thankful to Him every day.
17 For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
This verse reminds us that God is always with us, and He takes delight in us. God is the one who created the world and all its people. He is powerful and gracious. This passage reminds us of His faithfulness in caring for us, giving us hope, and celebrating with us.
6 Yes, you have been with me from birth;
from my mother's womb you have cared for me.
No wonder I am always praising you!
7 My life is an example to many,
because you have been my strength and protection.
8 That is why I can never stop praising you;
I declare your glory all day long.
Each year of life should be celebrated on birthdays, and God should be praised for gifting us this life. We should continually show gratitude to Him for all He has done and will do.
8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
This scripture is a beautiful reminder that God is always with us and can give us strength, so we don't have to be afraid. This verse makes for a great birthday reminder, reminding us of the boldness Christians can have when embarking on a new year.
12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
This birthday quote isn't as cheerful as others, but it serves as a reminder that life is short and we should make the most of it and use every day to stay on the straight path -- since we don't know when our time will be up. On birthdays, we can reflect on how far we have come and thank God for all He has done. We can also use this time to set new goals and strive to live our lives in a way that honors Him.
2 Corinthians 9:15
15 Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!
As Christians, we are blessed to have received the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ--the greatest gift of all. So on days when we receive presents from loved ones, let's also remember and be thankful for our spiritual salvation.
3 John 1:2
2 Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
John wrote this benediction to a church Elder as his words of encouragement and good wishes. This verse reminds us always to be thankful for our physical and spiritual health. On birthdays, we can reflect on how far we have come and thank God for His grace and mercy. We can also use this time to pray for continued strength and guidance as we embark on a new year.
This verse is perfect for including in any birthday card since it's nice and short.
10 Don't be afraid, for I am with you.
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
11 "See, all your angry enemies lie there,
confused and humiliated.
Anyone who opposes you will die
and come to nothing.
12 You will look in vain
for those who tried to conquer you.
Those who attack you
will come to nothing.
13 For I hold you by your right hand—
I, the Lord your God.
And I say to you,
'Don't be afraid. I am here to help you.
Believers should take comfort and encouragement that, as they rely on the Lord, He will provide them with strength. This is especially pertinent as we get older, knowing that God will be with us and grant us power from Him alone.
2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
This uplifting scripture can be especially heartening on birthdays since our confidence in Jesus grounds us as Christians. In addition, we should remember our life's blessings, such as how Jesus passed away for us and dispatched the Holy Spirit.
11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
This verse expresses sheer joy. Through Him, we have found refuge, and He keeps us shielded. Given this, it can make an excellent birthday greeting that focuses on the affection and bliss our heavenly Father has for us, as well as the adoration and happiness that are obtainable through Jesus.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
This verse is a reminder that God knows us and loves us deeply. On birthdays, we can take comfort in the fact that God has been with us since before we were born, and He will continue to be with us throughout our lives. This is a beautiful sentiment to include in any birthday card. Celebrating birthdays reminds us that God is still with us and directing our paths.
1 Corinthians 1:4-5
4 I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. 5 Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge.
Paul reminds the people at Corinth that God's grace had been given to them, and birthdays are when we often receive special gifts. Finally, he expresses his love for the Corinthians, and gratitude for all their hard work and what God was doing for them.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
he saved me from all my troubles.
7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
We, as Christians, can be sure that God will keep us safe and deliver us from harm, much like a birthday serves as a marker of new beginnings. This verse assures that God is always working and shielding us from danger.
6 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.
This verse is a reminder that God will never give up on us. He will continue to work in us and perfect us until the day of Jesus' return. So on birthdays, we can comfort ourselves knowing God is with us and will never leave our side. We can be sure He will continue to work in our lives and bring about good things. As long as we are alive, God still controls our lives. From the start, He has had a plan for us; each year, we become more like Christ when we spend time closer to Him.
1 Oh, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
you who serve at night in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift your hands toward the sanctuary,
and praise the Lord.
3 May the Lord, who made heaven and earth,
bless you from Jerusalem.
We should express our joy and gratitude to God for His great heart of wisdom. We must acknowledge Him for all the beautiful things He has done and will do in our lives.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
2 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. 3 As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.
Paul expressed his gratitude to the Thessalonians through a letter, noting God's choice of them and the developments He is undertaking in their lives. This assurance of God's love fills us with joy.
20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A birthday is many times a time of thankfulness and rejoicing. Knowing that God is working in us, we should be thankful to God foremost because He truly is our refuge and is good.
1 John 3:1
1 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don't recognize that we are God's children because they don't know him.
This scripture reminds us that we are God's children, which comforts us, knowing He loves and cherishes us. Birthdays mark the start of another year of life.
These words offer strength and inspiration, perfect for any special occasion, including birthdays.
In conclusion, the Bible is full of powerful scripture to bless a happy birthday celebration. From wishing for good health and joy to seeking out strength and guidance for the future, these 40 verses for birthdays remind us that with His love, nothing is impossible. No blessing is too great as we journey on this path of life. So as you prepare to celebrate your loved one's special day, bless them with these uplifting words from God's Holy Word. May their life be blessed abundantly with good health and happiness!