43+ Best Christmas Bible Verses About Christmas' Meaning and Joy

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
August 18, 2023
Welcome to a journey through the Bible's heartwarming verses illuminating Christmas's true meaning and boundless joy. As we explore these verses, we hope to draw you closer to the essence of this festive season—a time when the world rejoices in the birth of Jesus Christ.
Within these sacred words, you'll discover the tale of the Savior's arrival and its profound significance for humanity. With a collection of 46 cherished Bible verses and 7 inspiring Christian quotes, we invite you to delve deeper into the radiant wisdom of Christmas, understanding its significance in ways that resonate with your heart.

What Is the True Meaning of Christmas?

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

- Luke 2:11

"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

- Matthew 1:21

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

- John 1:14

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

- John 3:16

"And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come a Ruler who will shepherd My people Israel."

- Matthew 2:6

"And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross."

- Philippians 2:8

What Does the Bible Say About the Birth of Jesus?

"And the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.'"

- Luke 2:10

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy."

- Matthew 2:10

"Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them."

- Luke 2:20

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!"

- Philippians 4:4

"For the joy of the Lord is your strength."

- Nehemiah 8:10

"But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You."

- Psalm 5:11

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."

- 2 Corinthians 4:17

Reflecting on God's Gift: The Ultimate Act of Love

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"

- 2 Corinthians 9:15

"In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him."

- 1 John 4:9

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

- Romans 5:8

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."

- John 15:13

"This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

- 1 John 4:10

"And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma."

- Ephesians 5:2

"But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared..."

- Titus 3:4

Anticipating the Savior: Prophecies Fulfilled

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel."

- Isaiah 7:14

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting."

- Micah 5:2

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people."

- Genesis 49:10

"To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

- Luke 1:79

"I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel..."

- Numbers 24:17

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey."

- Zechariah 9:9

Adoring the Newborn King: Worship and Praise

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.'"

- Matthew 2:1-2

"And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh."

- Matthew 2:11

"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!'"

- Luke 2:13-14

"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."

- Psalm 95:6

"Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!"

- 1 Chronicles 16:29

"O come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation."

- Psalm 95:1

"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name."

- Philippians 2:9

Receiving God's Gift: Faith, Hope, and Salvation

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."

- John 1:12

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."

- Ephesians 2:8

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 6:23

"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love."

- Galatians 5:6

Christian Quotes About Christmas

"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."

- C.S. Lewis

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

- Burton Hillis

"The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable."

- Ralph W. Sockman

"He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute."

- Augustine of Hippo

"The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life."

- Max Lucado

"The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity—hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory—because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross."

- J.I. Packer

Conclusion: Bible Verses About Christmas

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

- 1 Peter 1:6-7

"For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?"

- Romans 8:24

Christmas is a time of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the greatest gift God has given to humanity. These Bible verses reflect the profound meaning and joy of this season, reminding us of God's love, mercy, and the hope we find in Christ.

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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