The Bible is always a good source of inspiration. Scripture passages can inspire us nurses especially in moving forward, in continuously caring for other people and in sharing our passion to serve others as we go.
As a nurse, keeping your spiritual faith firm and strong is very important as you take care of people every day. Daily Bible-reading and praying will help us not only to become better nurses, but better people as well.
Here are 50 of best Bible verses that nurses can use for devotional, bible study or to simply share with their Christian friends and co-workers:
Deuteronomy 15:11: For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
Isaiah 53:4-5: Surely he has borne our grief and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
1Peter 5:7: Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Matthew 5:44: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully persecute you.”
Ezekiel 34:16: I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.
Matthew 5:4-5: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Luke 3:10-11: And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
Hebrews 11:1: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.”
Hebrews 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
John 15:12: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
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Romans 15:1: We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
3John 2: Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Galatians 6:10: So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Galatians 6:2: Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.
Matthew 5:13-16: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lamp stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Luke 10:30-35: Jesus replied and said, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. “And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. “And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. “But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. “And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.’
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.
Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came unto them and spoke saying “All power is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth. Go ye therefore into all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
2Chronicles 15-7: Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
Hebrews 6:10: For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
2 Timothy 1:7: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
1 John 3:17: But whoever has the world’s goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
2 Corinthians 5:7: For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Zechariah 4:6: So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
1 Corinthians 2:5: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Psalms 25:9: “But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Matthew 19:23-24: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 5:46: “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?”
Psalm 18:32: It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
1 Corinthians 2:14: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Timothy 4:7-8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
Exodus 2:9: Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in advance so that we would walk in them.”
Genesis 24:56-59: He said to them, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.” And they said, “We will call the girl and consult her wishes.” Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”
Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Exodus 2:7: Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?”
Galatians 6:17: “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”
Deuteronomy 31:6: 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.
1 Kings 3:21: “When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne.”
Ephesians 6:10: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Psalm 28:7: The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 71:6: From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.
Isaiah 40:31: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
1 Corinthians 9:24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Philippians 1:6: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:58: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
There are so many other passages in the Bible that can inspire us nurses and help us strengthen our spiritual faith. If you know other Bible verses that you would want to share with us, do not hesitate. We’d love to hear from you!
About the Author: Mary Elizabeth Velarmino Francisco earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines. She is always happy to share her passion for writing and blogging. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically battles each day, one article at a time.