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Ideal Bible verses for birthday wishes

The perfect sentiment for a loved one’s birthday celebration

Share these Bible verses for birthdays

Birthdays are very special. They celebrate the day we were born, an annual reminder of an amazing event. We hope you’ll find these Bible verses a great addition to a birthday greeting.

All Bible verses are taken from the New International Version Bible.

Psalm 139:14-16

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

John 16:21

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

Psalm 22:10

From birth I was cast on you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Psalm 71:6-8

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 splendour all day long.

Numbers 6: 24-26

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.

Ephesians 2:10

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

Balloons at a World Vision Child Friendly Space
Balloons at a World Vision Child Friendly Space

Proverbs 4:10-13

Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

Jeremiah 29:11

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.

Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 91:11

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 20:4

May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Isaiah 46:4

Even to your old age and grey hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Proverbs 9:11

For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 16:20

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.

Psalm 37:4-5

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.

Ephesians 2:10

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

Psalm 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Lamentations 3:22-23

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.

Philippians 1:3-4

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.

Proverbs 4:10-13

Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

1 Corinthians 1:4

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

Happy Birthday

We hope you have found these Bible verses for birthday celebrations helpful – why not add them to a birthday card or message to a loved one? And, if it’s your birthday today, Happy Birthday! Did you know our sponsored children receive birthday cards from their sponsors, as well as regular letters encouraging them? Could you sponsor a child and bring a smile to their face on their birthday and throughout the year?

Sponsored children with birthday cards

Ny and other sponsored children receiving colourful cards and stickers, sent from their sponsors every year. It tells them that it is their special day. Ny said, “Thanks for sending me a birthday card, it is lovely. Thanks, your wishes for my special day. My sponsors told me that my student uniform is beautiful, I am so excited.” 

World Vision was officially established on 22 September 1950, so perhaps that’s our birthday. It all started with Bob Pierce

Gifts?

Do you struggle to answer when loved ones ask what you’d like for your birthday? Why not ask them to make a donation to World Vision on your behalf? Then their giving will go twice as far – you and a child who desperately needs support. Or would you like to buy others a more meaningful gift which could transform lives? Check out our Must Have Gifts.