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100 Essential Bible Passages

Mark these passages in your Bible for your personal study and reference!

Old Testament

In the Beginning
1. Creation Genesis 1:1-2:25
2. The Fall Genesis 3:1-24
3. The Flood Genesis 6:5-7:24
4. God's Covenant with Noah Genesis 8:1-9:17
5. Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9

Abraham, Issac and Jacob
6. The Call of Abram Genesis 12:1-20
7. God's Covenant with Abram Genesis 15:1-21
8. Issac's Birth and Sacrifice Genesis 21:1-22:19
9. Jacob and Esau Conflict Genesis 27:1-28:22
10. Jacob and Esau Reconcile Genesis 32:1-33:20

The Story of Joseph
11. Joseph Sold Into Slavery Genesis 37:1-36
12. Prison and a Promotion Genesis 39:1-41:57
13. Ten Brothers Go to Egypt Genesis 42:1-38
14. The Brothers Return Genesis 43:1-44:34
15. Joseph Reveals His Identity Genesis 45:1-46:7

Moses and the Exodus
16. Birth of Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25
17. Moses and the Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-22
18. The Ten Plagues Exodus 6:28-11:10
19. Passover and Exodus Exodus 12:1-42
20. Crossing the Red Sea Exodus 13:17-14:31

The Law and the Land
21. The Ten Commandments Exodus 19:1-20:21
22. The Golden Calf Exodus 32:1-34:35
23. Joshua Succeeds Moses Joshua 1:1-18
24. Crossing the Jordan Joshua 3:1-4:24
25. The Fall of Jericho Joshua 5:13-6:27

The Judges
26. Israel's Disobedience Judges 2:6-3:6
27. Deborah Leads Israel Judges 4:1-5:31
28. Gideon Defeats Midianites Judges 6:1-7:25
29. Samson Defeats the Philistines Judges 13:1-16:31
30. The Story of Ruth Ruth 1:1-4:22

The Rise of Israel
31. Samuel Listens to God 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21
32. King Saul 1 Samuel 8:1-10:27
33. David and Goliath 1 Samuel 16:1-18:16
34. David vs. Saul 1 Samuel 23:7-24:22
35. King David 2 Samuel 5:1-7:29

The Fall of Israel
36. David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1-12:31
37. King Solomon 1 Kings 2:1-3:28
38. Solomon's Temple 1 Kings 6:1-8:21
39. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 16:29-19:18
40. The Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 25:1-30

The Psalms and Proverbs
41. The Lord is My Shepherd Psalm 23
42. Have Mercy on Me Psalm 51
43. Praise the Lord Psalm 103
44. Godly Wisdom Proverbs 1:1-4:27
45. The Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 16:1-18:24

The Prophets
46. The Suffering Servant Isaiah 51:1-53:12
47. Jeremiah's Call and Message Jeremiah 1:1-3:5
48. Daniel in the Lion's Den Daniel 6:1-28
49. The Story of Jonah Jonah 1:1-4:11
50. The Day of Judgement Malachi 2:10-4:6

New Testament

The Living Word
51. The Word Became Flesh John 1:1-18
52. Gabriel's Message Luke 1:1-80
53. The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-40
54. John the Baptist Luke 3:1-20
55. The Temptation of Jesus Matthew 4:1-17

The Teachings of Jesus
56. Sermon on the Mount - Part 1 Matthew 5:1-6:4
57. Sermon on the Mount - Part 2 Matthew 6:5-7:29
58. The Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:1-58
59. The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
60. The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32

The Miracles of Jesus
61. Feeding the Five Thousand Luke 9:1-17
62. Walking on Water Matthew 14:22-36
63. Healing a Blind Man John 9:1-41
64. Healing a Demon-Possessed Man Mark 5:1-20
65. Raising Lazarus from the Dead John 11:1-44

The Cross of Christ
66. The Last Supper Luke 22:1-46
67. Arrest and Trial John 18:1-40
68. The Crucifixion John 19:1-42
69. The Resurrection John 20:1-21:25
70. The Ascension Acts 1:1-11

The Church is Born
71. The Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-47
72. Growth and Persecution Acts 3:1-4:37
73. The First Martyr Acts 6:8-8:8
74. Sharing the Word Acts 8:26-40
75. Good News for All Acts 10:1-11:18

The Travels of Paul
76. The Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-31
77. The First Missionary Journey Acts 13:1-14:28
78. The Council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1-35
79. More Missionary Journeys Acts 16:6-20:38
80. The Trip to Rome Acts 25:23-28:31

Paul to the Churches
81. More Than Conquerors Romans 8:1-39
82. The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:1-26
83. The Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20
84. Rejoice in the Lord Philippians 4:4-9
85. The Supremacy of Christ Colossians 1:15-23

Paul to the Leaders
86. Elders and Deacons 1 Timothy 3:1-16
87. The Love of Money 1 Timothy 6:3-21
88. Good Soldiers of Christ 2 Timothy 2:1-26
89. All Scripture is God-breathed 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8
90. The Coming of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

The Apostles' Teaching
91. The Most Excellent Way 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
92. A New Creation in Christ 2 Corinthians 4:1-6:2
93. Be Holy 1 Peter 1:13-2:12
94. Faith and Works James 1:1-2:26
95. Love One Another 1 John 3:11-4:21

The Revelation
96. A Voice and a Vision Revelation 1:1-20
97. Messages to the Churches Revelation 2:1-3:22
98. The Throne of Heaven Revelation 4:1-7:17
99. Hallelujah! Revelation 19:1-20:15
100. The New Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-22:21

Adapted from a brochure from the Scripture Union (UK).