Christmas Eve Or Christmas Day Bible Verses

Christmas Eve Or Christmas Day Bible Verses December 21, 2018

There are some Bible verses that clearly stand out around Christmas time, but a few are often excluded, so here are some of the most widely used Bible verses for Christmas with our wishes for you and yours to have a Merry Christmas.

Matthew 1:18-25

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”

Baby Jesus by Gerard Van Honthorst, 1622.

(which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.”

Isaiah 9:6

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Micah 5:2

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.”

Luke 2:11-12

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Isaiah 7:14

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Luke 1:43

“And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? “

Matthew 1:23

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).”

Adoration of the Magi by Giotto Scrovegni 1301.

Galatians 4:4-5

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”

Matthew 2:2

“Saying, Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Luke 2:8

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”

Isaiah 53:1-2

“Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground.”

Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Isaiah 11:1

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.”

Luke 1:46-47

“And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

John 1:14

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Luke 2:15-16

“When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.”


Merry Christmas to you and yours from Christian Crier and it is our prayer that God richly blesses you in the coming New Year. If you liked these Christmas Bible verses, please feel free to share them with someone else, so why not share them right now? If you have a favorite Christmas Bible verse that we excluded, please add it here by commenting.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is a writer at Christian Quotes and also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • Matthew 22:37

    Thanks for posting the verses, Pastor.

    Do you think you could post a little reminder at the top for people to pray before reading the Bible.

    • Jack Wellman

      I think prayer is critical before reading the Bible. Most excellent point.

      • pud

        Why is that jack? Can you cite any evidence ever that supports the notion of talking to an imaginary, invisible, undetectable “being” having actual influence on anything ever? Thought not.

      • Matthew 22:37

        Yes prayer is so important. I think I will make it my New Year’s resolution to pray more on everything and discuss with hard headed people who reject God’s perspective less.

        I have had my say and now it is time to hold my peace and move on to greener pastures.

        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Pastor!

        • Prayer? How will praying to an imaginary being really help you? Why not practice deep and slow breathing and feel the presence of peace and compassion? Would not this be more beneficial for you?

    • pud


    • Why pray before reading the bible? It won’t change what is written, will it? It will still have God, through Samuel, tell Saul to exterminate all the Amalekites, including little children and babies. Prayer won’t turn this into anything other than what it is: a barbaric atrocity! There is no way that prayer can make the words of ancient savages any word of any god. So, isn’t it useless to pray before reading the bible?

      • Matthew 22:37

        Prove the Amalekites weren’t all serial killers. Why should I assume any were worthy of living?

        God is omniscient and reads hearts and minds and knows the future. You or I can’t.

        So what qualifies you to second guess a divinely omniscient God in a negatively judgmental manner?

        Then take the license to communicate blasphemous thoughts to me?

        You want to teach me your unholy attitude towards Him?

        I told you I don’t care to learn your thoughts.

        How can you be rational if you have no self control over your own behavior and take no for an answer?

        Doesn’t a rational person have more self control than you exhibit towards me in trying to force a dialog that I am done with?

        You aren’t more rational than Jesus and you aren’t kinder either.

        Jesus set the standard for kindness and no other person even comes close to the perfect standard of kindness that he set.

        That is one of the reasons he is worshipped and glorified no matter how much you try to tear his standard down by trying to erase him in the hearts and minds of His followers.

        You simply don’t have the personal authority to do that. I don’t grant you that authority because you have no supernatural powers at all. I doubt you are even fully rational because you can’t even control yourself but instead seek to control others thoughtlives.

        Examine yourself for why you have so little respect for others in attempting to control them. You are violating other people’s personal autonomy and right to self determination and identity when you do that.

        But don’t worry too much about it. Repent and change your ways. The only person ever demonstrating supernatural rationality was Jesus.

        If you repent you still have time to learn from him.

        I trust in the character of God. You can’t shake my trust in Him, y’know.

        Hundreds have tried and failed. Some even more intellectually inclined than you and some more vile in their language and animosity but I am not recanting for anybody.

        Why give in to a fear of man and what he thinks when a love and respect for God is better.

        Have a blessed day! Pray on all of it and ask God to reveal the truth to you.

        • Jesus didn’t say to kill little children and babies, did he? So all your bullshit about condemning all the Amalekites including little children and babies is simply barbaric. A command like this to exterminate little ones makes its commander a moral monster.

          • Matthew 22:37

            I didn’t say anything about Jesus. I said God knows things you and I don’t.

            Leaving now so I don’t have to report you for harassment.

            I am sorry your pride has forced you to make the category error of thinking you are God’s equal and can blaspheme Him.

            It colors all your thinking.

            If the Amalekites had succeeded in exterminating the Jews by themselves or through Haman then Jesus would never have been born to save the world.

            The Davidic line was almost wiped out in the time of Queen Athaliah and that is the Messianic line.

            You can’t see the forest through the trees you are so angry and willing to pin blame on a God you claim doesn’t exist. Where is the rationality in that?

          • I am not pinning blame on a God I claim doesn’t exist. I am simply showing that that your concept of a non existent god is nonsense. If God happens to exist, I do not think that he/she/it can be the so-called god of the bible. The god of some parts of the bible is barbaric. He’s not the real God, if God exists.

            And, if Jesus is God manifest in our humanity, as Evangelicals maintain then aren’t his views on little children and on loving your enemies relevant? So are you saying that God knows all things but Jesus doesn’t? And if Jesus is irrelevant, then isn’t the Christian God irrelevant? Perhaps it is you who made a “category mistake”. If God is kind and compassionate towards the ungrateful and the wicked, and we are love our enemies, then why would God supposedly command the murder of little children and babies?

            Your god is so brutal. He is NOT the God of Jesus Christ. Perhaps, you should repent of your hard-hearted views. You could read Gregory Boyd: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God or Eric Seibert’s “Disturbing Divine Behavior” and examine the texts of terror and horror from a compassionate and caring form of Christianity and be BETTER INFORMED. But, you don’t want to do the research, do you? You already think that you know it all. You sanctimonious cow!

      • Matthew 22:37

        Go read what the Jews themselves say about the Amalekites on Chabad dot org.

        Google: Who Was Amalek and the Amalekites? And read Chabad.

        You are using an assumption as a bone of contention when you never examined the history of the Amalekites in the scriptures.

        Read Chabad. God saw the future and it included Haman trying to destroy the Hebrews cf. the Book of Esther.

        From the


        By: Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Solomon Schechter
        Table of Contents
        —Biblical Data:
        —In Rabbinical Literature:
        —Biblical Data:
        Son of Hammedatha; chief minister of King Ahasuerus (Esth.iii.1-2). As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites. On account of his attempt to exterminate the Jews in the kingdom of Ahasuerus, he is frequently called “the persecutor of the Jews” ( ; Esth. iii. 10; viii. 1; ix. 10, 24). His machinations against the Jews and his downfall are remembered during the Feast of Purim. Filled with annoyance because Mordecai did not bow before him, Haman resolved upon the extermination of the Jews throughout the whole kingdom. He drew lots to determine the day of the massacre, and the lot fell on the 13th of Adar (Esth. iii. 4-7). He offered the king ten thousand talents of silver for permission to do with the Jews as he pleased. The permission was granted, and he accordingly despatched letters to all parts of the Persian kingdom to massacre the Jews on the 13th of Adar (iii. 8-15). His intrigues, however, were baffled by Esther. In order to throw him off his guard she invited him to a banquet to which she had also asked the king. Haman, looking upon this as an indication of special favor, in his pride went so far as to prepare a gallows whereon to hang Mordecai (v. 14). But in that night a sudden change occurred in Haman’s fortunes. His own answer to the king’s question what should be done to him whom the king delighted to honor, which Haman supposed referred to himself, obliged Haman to lead Mordecai, his mortal enemy, clad in royal garments and seated on the king’s horse, through the streets of Shushan and to proclaim: “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor” (vi. 9). Afterward, while Haman was again drinking with the king at a banquet prepared by Esther, the latter exposed to the king Haman’s plot. The king, filled with anger, ordered his officers to hang Haman on the very gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai (vii. 9). Ahasuerus bestowed upon Esther Haman’s house (viii. 1); the ten sons of Haman were executed on the 13th of Adar and then hanged (ix. 7-9, 14).

        • How are little children and babies guilty and why should they be murdered?

  • pud

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    How come your deity didn’t “richly bless them” jack?

    And why do you leave out these great verses from your “god” written books?

    (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.” Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. MERRY XMAS!

    Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

    What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker? Answer: God. HO HO HO!

    • Well said, Pud! That fruitcake, calling herself Matthew 22:37, likes to fantasize about the bible. She seems to be incapable of applying any rational analysis to the book and is in complete denial of the texts of horror. She is brainwashed by her cult.

  • Doug Holcomb

    + 1 Timothy 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
    16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.