There are many Bible verses for Christmas that help us to prepare our hearts for this season and remind us why we celebrate.  

It is also great for spending some extra time getting to know God in a deeper way.

Here is a list of scriptures that point to the coming of Christ. Use it to read together with your family or on your own. Make sure you grab the printable list of Bible verses for Christmas at the bottom. There are also some scriptures to use for Christmas cards that you can use to share the hope of Christ with your loved ones.

Bible Verses About the Meaning of Christmas

The meaning of Christmas is centered around the gospel. Jesus came to the world to save sinners. 

For the wages of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23 NASB

The Old Covenant law was weak in that it could not permanently take away our sins. The priests had to offer sacrifices every year on behalf of the people. When Jesus died on the cross, His sacrifice took away our sins forever.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption to sonship. – Galatians 4:4-5 NASB

As we celebrate the birth of Christ we are celebrating the coming of our Savior.

25 Bible Verses for Christmas

Here are some of the scriptures that point to the meaning of Christmas.

These first few verses are some of the Old Testament prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah.

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will name Him Immanuel – Isaiah 7:14

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. – Isaiah 11:1

For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. – Isaiah 9:7

Bible Verses for Christmas Matthew 1:21

These next Bible verses for Christmas show us that Jesus came to represent God the Father and to testify to the Truth about who God is and our need for His forgiveness.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this purpose I have been born, and for this I have come into the world: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” – John 18:37

These next scriptures for Christmas discuss one of the greatest stories ever told. They’re about the story of the birth of Christ. 

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons and daughters. – Galatians 4:4-5

She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21

While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. – Luke 2:6-7

Bible Verses for Christmas Romans 6:23

This verse reminds me of another verse that Jesus told His disciples as He comforted them before leaving to go back to the Father.

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be. – John 14:2-3

When Jesus entered the world there was ‘no room’ for Him. However, He is preparing a place where there are ‘many rooms’ for us to live and be with Him forever.

Here are a few more Bible verses for Christmas about the story of Joseph and Mary. 

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. – Matthew 1:18-19

But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:20-21

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After Jesus was born, angels appeared to shepherds in the fields and gave them the good news of great joy.

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:8-12

Bible verses for Christmas Luke 2:11

Here are a couple of verses that tell us why Jesus needed to come into the world. He came to save us from our sin.

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost. – 1 Timothy 1:15

For the wages of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

Christmas Bible Verses for Cards

Christmas is a great time to share the gospel with others. One way we can do this is by sharing scripture on our Christmas cards. Here are some short christmas Bible verses that are great for sharing with others on Christmas cards.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among people with whom He is pleased. – Luke 2:14

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life – John 3:16

I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10

For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

Bible Verses for Christmas Printable

Download this free Bible reading plan for Christmas pdf. Read one passage a day for the whole month of December. This is a great tradition to start each year if you haven’t already. 

Bible Verses for Christmas Printable

There are many other advent devotions for families that are great for helping us turn and keep our gaze on our Savior during this season. I would encourage you to check some of these out and consider which option would be best for you, or for you and your family.

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