40 Best Bible Verses for Graduation

Graduation is a milestone that marks both an ending and a new beginning; it’s a time of achievement, transition, and hope for the future. As our graduates stand on the threshold of their next great adventure, what better way to offer guidance, encouragement, and wisdom than through the timeless words of the Bible? These Bible verses for graduation resonant for graduates on every level. These verses can serve as a source of comfort, motivation, and inspiration, reminding them of God’s presence and promises as they embark on their new journey.

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For parents looking to support and uplift, these Bible verses for graduation can be a powerful tool. Whether you choose to share these verses in a heartfelt letter, a graduation card, or as part of a blessing during a celebration, they offer a way to convey your love, pride, and hopes for your graduate’s future. But more than that, they provide your child with a spiritual anchor, wisdom to ponder, and principles to live by as they navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Incorporating these Bible verses into your graduation celebration or gift can also spark meaningful conversations about faith, purpose, and the journey of life. Discussing the relevance of these verses with your graduate can help deepen their understanding and appreciation of the scripture, encouraging them to reflect on their own path and the role faith will play in their future decisions and endeavors. It’s a way of connecting on a deeper level, sharing insights, and imparting wisdom that can guide them through life’s ups and downs.

Let’s dive into these uplifting Bible verses for graduation as they close one chapter of their lives and begin another. As we do, remember that the greatest gift we can offer our graduates is our unconditional love, support, and the wisdom found in God’s word, guiding them toward a bright and blessed future.

Bible Verses for Graduation

Philippians 3:13-14

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” 

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Proverbs 21:5

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of everyone that is hasty only to want.” 

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” 

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” 

Proverbs 22:6 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

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Isaiah 43:2

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” 

1 Timothy 4:12

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

1 Thessalonians 5:24

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”

Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”

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Philippians 3:14-16

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.”

Proverbs 1:8-9

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”

Colossians 3:23

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

Colossians 2:6-7

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

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Colossians 1:9-12

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” 

Psalm 32:8

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Isaiah 54:10

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.”

Psalm 37:23

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”

Matthew 28:20 

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

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Colossians 4:2

“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”

Colossians 4:5-6

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

1 Corinthians 15:57-58

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Philippians 1:9-10

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.” 

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” 

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” 

 Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Mark 11:23-24

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” 

Proverbs 19:20-21

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” 

Proverbs 24:14

“So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” 

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2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” 

John 15:5

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” 

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

What other bible verses would you share with your graduate? Share in the comments!

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