The Best Graduation Bible Verses To Celebrate and Encourage Graduates

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

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Graduation, whether from college, high school, or elementary school, is an exciting milestone for graduates and those who love them. Although graduation is a time to celebrate, it can also be a time of change and uncertainty for many graduates. As seasons of life change, the Bible is a great place to turn for comfort and inspiration. These Bible verses will help graduates celebrate all they have accomplished while encouraging them for the future.

Whether you're looking for an inspirational Bible verse to write on a card, to put on a graduation announcement, to use as an Instagram caption, or even to put on the top of a graduation hat, this list of Bible verses is sure to have the perfect one for the occasion. These are the best Bible verses to celebrate and encourage graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their life.

Bible Verses About the Future

The uncertainty of the future can be anxiety and stress, but these verses about accepting God's plans will help make this season of life a little less intimidating.

Psalm 20:4

Graduation Bible Verse Psalm 20:4
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"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."

Proverbs 16:3

Graduation Bible Verse Proverbs 16:3
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"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Jeremiah 29:11

Graduation Bible Verses Jeremiah 29:11
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"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."

Proverbs 3:6

Graduation Bible Verses Proverbs 3:6
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Bible Verses About Strength

During a time of fluctuation, having extra encouragement and strength can help guide a new graduate on the right path. Support them with these verses.

Philippians 4:13

Graduation Bible Verses Philippians 4:13
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"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Joshua 1:9

Graduation Bible Verses Joshua 1:9
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"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Deuteronomy 31:6

Graduation Bible Verses Deuteronomy 31:6
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"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."

Romans 12:2

Graduation Bible Verse Romans 12:2
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"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Bible Verses About Faith

Having faith allows new graduates to pursue their goals with confidence.

Psalm 119:105

Graduation Bible Verses Psalm 119:105
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"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."

Psalm 5:12

Graduation Bible Verses Psalm 5:12
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"For surely O Lord, you bless the righteous; You surround them with your favor as with a shield."

Isaiah 26:4

Graduation Bible Verses Isaiah 26:4
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"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal."

Ephesians 2:10

Graduation Bible Verse Ephesians 2:10
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"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Colossians 3:23

Graduation Bible Verses Colossians 3:23
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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Bible Verses About Celebration

Graduations mark a milestone celebration in a person's life. Help your loved ones celebrate and cherish their accomplishments.

Psalm 126:3

Graduation Bible Verses Psalm 126:3
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"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."

Psalm 37:4

Southern Living Psalm 37:4
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"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

James 1:12

Graduation Bible Verses James 1:12
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"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."

Matthew 5:16

Matthew 5:16
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"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Matthew 5:16

Matthew 5:16
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"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Numbers 6:24-26

Graduation Bible Verse Numbers 6:24-26
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"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

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