35 Best New Year’s Bible Verses for You and Your Family in 2024

January 1, 2024
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“New year, new you”— it’s the repeated mantra throughout the first weeks of January, when many of us are eagerly embracing a fresh start. Each year seems to highlight the latest fads when it comes to resolutions and creating better routines. But what about some well-established, tried-and-true tips for lasting transformation? The ancient text of the Bible provides plenty! We’ve got 35 of the best New Year’s Bible verses to help you faithfully ring in 2024.

After the ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a great number of people are also interested in dropping their bad habits, unhealthy behaviors, and/or negative mindsets. While aspirational, it can also be overwhelming to start from scratch with certain practices and choices each day. Fortunately, the Bible is filled with encouragement to help believers stay on track. 

Between New Year’s resolutions such as trusting God more completely, reading scriptures daily, prioritizing the needs of others, selecting faith over fear of the unknown, choosing to stop gossiping, praying in a way that brings us closer to Jesus instead of just telling Him what we want, keeping our thoughts and conversations with others positive instead of complaining, and more—there are meaningful Bible verses that cover it all, while providing edification as well. And while these goals can be referred to as New Year’s resolutions, they can also be viewed as spiritual disciplines and/or ways to seek out sanctification at any time of the year.

Kick off the annual New Year’s festivities with faith, and celebrate with comfort and confidence in Christ’s Word, while honing in on spiritually-healthy habits. These New Year’s scriptures will uplift and motivate—allowing you to ring in the new year (and start new practices) with an emphasis on what truly matters!

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35 New Year’s Bible Verses for 2024


1. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8

2. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” — Ephesians 4:31-32

3. “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” — Hebrews 13:5

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4. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” — 1 Corinthians 10:31

5. “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.” — Proverbs 3:1-2

6. “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” — Ephesians 4:29

7. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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8. “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” — Colossians 3:2

9. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” — Philippians 2:3-4

10. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

11. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” — Philippians 4:6

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12. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you’—when you already have it with you.” — Proverbs 3:27-28

13. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” — Joshua 1:8

14. “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” — Colossians 3:15

15. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” — 1 Peter 2:9

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16. “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” — Proverbs 16:3

17. “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” — Psalm 1:2-3

18. “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

19. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.” — 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

20. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” — Romans 12:2

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21. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, or the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” — Deuteronomy 31:6

22. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” — 1 John 4:1

23. “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.” — Ephesians 6:10-12

24. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” — Matthew 11:28-30

25. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24

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26. “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

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27. “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” — Philippians 2:14

28. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10

29. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

30. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” — Romans 12:12

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31. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13

32. “‘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

33. “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that in the LORD your labor is not in vain.” — 1 Corinthians 15:58

34. “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

35. “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.'” — Mark 10:27

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