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15 Verses for Graduation

Want to share a verse with a graduate, but want to use something a little different than the "usual" Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you..." verse?

Here are 15 Bible verses you can write in a graduation card or share with a new graduate that will encourage them and fill them with a reminder of God's love for them and hope for their future!

"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” - Deuteronomy 31:8 

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." - Proverbs 4:23

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" - Isaiah 26:3

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." - Proverbs 3:5-6 

"Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12

"Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body." - 2 Corinthians 2:8-9

"Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:30-31

"Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment." - Proverbs 4:7

"May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed." - Psalm 20:4

"The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring." - Isaiah 58:11 

"Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble." - Proverbs 13:20 

"Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God." - Ephesians 5:2

"So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world." - 1 Peter 1:13

"In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." - Matthew 5:16