New Testament Scripture Verses: Top 10 Popular Bible Passages from the New Covenant of Jesus Christ

There are 27 books in the Christian New Testament, for a total of 260 chapters and 7,959 verses. Here are some of the most popular citations from our readers. Don’t miss our list of ten most popular Bible verses. Let us know your favorite by leaving a comment below.

John 1:1

John 1:1
(ESV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(KJV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(MSG)  The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God,
(NIV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(NLT)  In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 14:6

John 14:6
(ESV)  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
(KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(MSG)  Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me.
(NIV)  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
(NLT)  Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

John 3:16

John 3:16
(ESV)  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
(KJV)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(MSG)  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
(NIV)  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(NLT)  “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 28:18-19

Matthew 28:18
(ESV)  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
(KJV)  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
(MSG)  Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you:
(NIV)  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
(NLT)  Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

Matthew 28:19
(ESV)  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
(KJV)  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(MSG)  Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(NIV)  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
(NLT)  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:20
(ESV)  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
(KJV)  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
(MSG)  Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
(NIV)  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(NLT)  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Romans 3:23

Romans 3:23
(ESV)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(KJV)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
(MSG)  Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us,
(NIV)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(NLT)  For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Acts 1:8

Acts 1:8
(ESV)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
(KJV)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
(MSG)  What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”
(NIV)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
(NLT)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

1 Corinthians 13:4

1 Corinthians 13:4
(ESV)  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
(KJV)  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
(MSG)  Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,
(NIV)  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
(NLT)  Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud

Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28
(ESV)  And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
(KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(MSG)  That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
(NIV)  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(NLT)  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Ephesians 2:8

Ephesians 2:8
(ESV)  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
(KJV)  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
(MSG)  Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish!
(NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
(NLT)  God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Revelation 21:4

Revelation 21:4
(ESV)  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
(KJV)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(MSG)  He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.”
(NIV)  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
(NLT)  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”

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