53+ Bible Verses for a Non-Believer to Read

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
June 25, 2023

The Bible holds wisdom and guidance for everyone, believer or not. It's a treasury of life lessons, moral teachings, and stories about love, sacrifice, and overcoming challenges. For those who haven't embraced the faith, it may provide a new perspective, comfort, or an understanding of others' beliefs.

To help navigate this journey, we've gathered 39 insightful Bible verses for nonbelievers to read and 22 thoughtful quotes that provide context and reflection.

Defining Bible Verses for a Non-Believer to Read:

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life."

- John 6:63

"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

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

- Romans 10:17

What Does the Bible Say About Non-Belief?

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

- Hebrews 11:6

"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

- John 3:18

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."

- 1 Corinthians 1:18

Bible Verses About Faith

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

- Hebrews 11:1

"And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”

- Mark 9:23

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

- 2 Corinthians 5:7

Bible Verses About Seeking God

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

- Matthew 7:7

"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."

- Jeremiah 29:13

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

- Matthew 6:33

Bible Verses About God’s Love

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

- Romans 5:8

"The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."

- Jeremiah 31:3

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!"

- 1 John 3:1

Bible Verses About Forgiveness

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

- 1 John 1:9

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."

- Matthew 6:14

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."

- 2 Peter 3:9

Bible Verses About Jesus

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"

- John 14:6

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."

- Revelation 22:12

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.'"

- Matthew 28:18

Bible Verses About Salvation

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

- Ephesians 2:8

"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

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

- Revelation 3:20

Bible Verses About Creation

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

- Genesis 1:1

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."

- Romans 1:20

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end."

- Ecclesiastes 3:11

Bible Verses About Hope

"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."

- Jeremiah 29:11

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

Bible Verses About Wisdom

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."

- Proverbs 2:6

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."

- James 1:5

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

- Proverbs 9:10

Bible Verses About Purpose

"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."

- Romans 8:28

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

- Ephesians 2:10

"He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time."

- 2 Timothy 1:9

Bible Verses About Overcoming Fear

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

- 2 Timothy 1:7

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

- John 14:27

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

- Deuteronomy 31:6

Bible Verses About Strength

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song."

- Psalm 28:7

"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."

- Isaiah 40:31

Bible Verses About Trusting God

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."

- Psalm 55:22

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."

- Psalm 56:3

Bible Verses About Peace

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 4:7

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

- John 14:27

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace."

- 1 Corinthians 14:33

Bible Verses About God's Sovereignty

"Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him."

- Psalm 115:3

"The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all."

- Psalm 103:19

"Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me."

- Isaiah 46:9

Christian Quotes About Bible Verses for a Non-Believer to Read

"The Bible is not an option; it is a necessity."

- Billy Graham

"God's Word is the roadmap for your life."

- Rick Warren

"The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation."

- Dwight L. Moody

"We should not interpret scripture in the light of our experiences, but interpret our experiences in the piercing light of scripture."

- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is laziness."

- R. C. Sproul

"The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God."

- James Merritt

"The Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life... [It] should be read in our schools in preference to all other books because it contains the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public happiness."

- Benjamin Rush


Conclusion: Bible Verses for a Non-Believer to Read

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life."

- John 6:63

"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

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

- Romans 10:17

In our quest to share the Bible's universal wisdom, we've curated 39 insightful verses and paired them with 22 reflective quotes intended to provide nonbelievers context, understanding, and perspective. This collection has been crafted with compassion and empathy, aiming to offer comfort, inspiration, and perhaps even a new viewpoint.

We earnestly hope these words spark meaningful reflections and foster deeper connections, no matter where you are on your personal journey.

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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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