When we first think of Bible verses for graduates, usually Jeremiah 29:11 comes to mind. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord…”
That promise is good to give, and yet there are SO many deep and meaningful scriptures that high school graduates can take to heart as they walk into their unknown future.
What is a good Bible verse for a high school graduate?
Today I’m sharing 25 of the best Scriptures for graduating from high school and breaking them down into topics below so you can find the best verse to use for your graduate’s situation.
These Bible verses I’m sharing today will encourage, strengthen and comfort the high school graduate in your life as they make their way through the challenges of today’s world and desire to stay firm in their faith.
25 Encouraging and Powerful Bible Verses for High School Graduates
Bible Verses for Graduates about God’s Plan
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. Psalm 33:11
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
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. Romans 8:28
Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21
Bible Verses for Graduates about God’s Wisdom
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
Bible Verses for Graduates about Standing Firm
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Proverbs 3:1-2
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4
Bible Verses for High School Graduates about Living Faithfully
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:2, 5-6
But a noble man makes honorable plans; he stands up for worthy causes. Isaiah 32:8
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Bible Verses for Graduates about Strength in Hard Times
One great blessing of Scripture is that it offers comfort in difficult times. As young adults, graduates will encounter trials and situations that challenge and sometimes discourage them. Remind them of God’s strength with the verses below!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. Psalm 145:18-19
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance. The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:6-8
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is upheld, he will not fear… Psalm 112:5-8a
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
What are some verses you think are great to share with a high school graduate? Feel free to share in the comments below!
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