Pass it on: the Bible verse that matters to me - Bible Society

Pass it on: the Bible verse that matters to me

We asked our supporters to think about which verse they'd like to pass on to a younger generation. The results were inspiring! Here you can read their amazing responses. But also think about your own...

People tell us the Bible shapes their lives: God speaks to us through its pages, verses bring comfort, or a passage guides us through a difficult decision. The Pass it On campaign is about sharing those experiences, to encourage and inspire others.

When did the words of the Bible speak profoundly and deeply to you? Read what others have said and download resources to help you reflect on the Bible’s influence.

Here, you can:


Proverbs 3.5-6

It was a verse my grandfather gave to me repeatedly. Almost every time I left his house, he would say it to me. Over the years this verse, framed within a life of wisdom, has comforted, challenged and rebuked me. In part, I owe my love for the Bible to my grandfather; it was his legacy to me.

Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Bible Society

Mark 8.36

To me, this verse is one of the main reasons (combined together with a natural moral code and strong will) I try to resist primal instincts such as forgetting one's roots upon becoming successful (consumed by pride) or desiring vengeance when I feel I have been wronged (anger and wrath clouds one's judgement and can easily taint one's image regardless of how benign their intentions may be), however alluring the temptation may be. The soul is the one part of us that will last forever and to risk bescumbering it for the sake of something as temporary as popularity or revenge may grant a temporary feeling of respite, but at what cost?

Stefano, Swindon

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Your story

What Bible verse matters to you? When you share your story, you pass on the Bible and encourage others in their faith.

Please complete this form to tell us your story.

By adding your story, you are agreeing for it to be shared publicly online (including your first name and location). It may also be shared in Bible Society publications.

Involve your church



These notes will introduce the 'Pass it on' campaign to your group and help you to get started.

Leaders guide/sermon notes

Leaders guide/sermon notes

These notes will help you lead a short talk to introduce the 'Pass it on' campaign to your congregation or gathering.

Prayer points

Prayer points

Please use these prayer points in your small group, service or prayer meeting.

Verse cards

Verse cards

You can use these printable cards to create a display of verses in your church.

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