Graduation Bible Verses

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017

Graduation is an exciting time of change for all of those involved but especially, for the graduates themselves. Whether it’s off to college or accepting a job offer, what lies on the road ahead will be both exciting and new. Celebrating a graduation that reflects your religious beliefs is a great way to honor the big day, share your relationship with Christ and offer words of encouragement. If faith plays an important role in your life or the graduate’s, then sharing a few bible verses in your graduation messages or DIY graduation announcements may be the perfect way to honor the occasion.

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As you commemorate this academic milestone, use our religious graduation wording ideas and bible verses to cherish commencement day with your loved ones. Scroll through our collection of bible verses for graduation or quickly jump to a specific verse that interests you:


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Bible Verses for Graduation Cards

If you are attending a graduation or party, you can use our collection of bible verses for graduation cards to elevate your greeting and create a graduation message that your recipient will cherish as they embark on life’s next big adventure.

  • God has a great plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11
  • May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
  • Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
  • God has something great in your future. Isaiah 43:19
  • 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
  • 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
  • Whatever you do work at it with all your heart. Colossians 3:23
  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world. Romans 12:2
  • Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5 
  • Listen to the advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:20-21

Bible Verses for Graduates

If your graduation is coming up, use our collection of graduation bible verses to create religious graduation announcements, tri fold graduation announcements with a bible verse or religious graduation invitations that instill your relationship with Christ.  You can also share your own faith by including one of these quotes in your graduation cap designs. Incorporate a more religious theme as you spread the good news.

  • I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
  • Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
  • Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
  • God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others. 2 Corinthians 9:8 
  • Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
  • Seek his will in all you do and he will how you which path to take. Proverbs 3:6
  • Here I am, send me. Isaiah 6:8
  • For I walk by faith not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • I will go before you, and make this crooked places straight. Isaiah 45:2
  • When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2

Bible Verses for High School Graduates

As students get ready to head out for college, their high school graduation may serve as a bittersweet moment. Saying goodbye to what’s familiar is never easy, but you can guide your grad with faith, inspiration and encouragement. Our collection of scriptures can help you create the perfect graduation gifts. Print your favorite verse on a few custom canvas prints or custom mugs that your graduate will cherish. You can also use scripture to help you finish your quotes for graduation as  you celebrate your young scholar.

  • The Lord will guide you always. Isaiah 58:11
  • For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
  • He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20 
  • But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:23-24
  • Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
  • God has more in store for you than you can even imagine. Ephesians 3:20 
  • Whatever your hand finds to do do it will all your might. Ecclesiastes 9:10
  • He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
  • Good planning and hard word lead to prosperity. Proverbs 21:5
  • Behold I am with you always. Matthew 28:20 
  • For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34

Bible Verses for College Graduates

Remind your college graduate that the future is just beginning and the role faith played in his or her accomplishments. You’ll want the verse you select to be forward looking and also celebrate that hard earned diploma. Foster a message for college graduates to push on and follow their dreams no matter what life throws at them. Here are a few of our favorite bible verses for college graduates:

  • For he knows where I am going and when He tests me I will come out as pure gold. Job 23:10
  • Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created. Esther 4:14
  • Now then stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes! 1 Samuel 12:16
  • She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
  • Let your light shine before others. Matthew 5:16
  • Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.  1 Peter 1:6
  • Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • And I am sure of this, that he who began good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
  • Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4
  • Do your best present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
  • For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

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If you’re looking for ways to incorporate your faith into your graduation festivities, these quotes should give you a great place to start. Whether you’re thinking about graduation party ideas, announcements or invitations our bible verses for graduation will help you honor the special day. Once you’ve found the perfect verse visit our guide on graduation announcement etiquette to create a beautiful graduation announcement that’s flawless! Once you have your graduation correspondence complete, reference our tips for how to address graduation invitations and answers for questions like when do you send out graduation announcements if you’re not clear on the proper etiquette or protocol to use.

If you’re attending one of these festivities this season and celebrating a graduate, our collection of quotes can help you personalize your wishes for graduates as they embark on their new adventure. Sharing your faith this graduation season may be the perfect way to celebrate the special occasion.