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Your social media profile is a way to show the world your personality. And, it is also a vehicle to showcase your love for Jesus. And, your Instagram bio is a great profile to showcase both. Furthermore, what you place in your bio may also encourage someone in the faith and even better –into faith. 

 A lot of times people use Instagram and other social media platforms for a quick break (at least I do) or just an escape . The verse you choose to highlight on IG, maybe the very thing that provides confirmation for someone or uplifts their spirit when they are facing a difficult situation. 

Make A Big Impact

At the time of this post, you get approximately 150 characters in your IG space. In my personal experience, I have found that I have gotten fewer than 150 characters dependent upon what emojis I’m using.  

So, we know the Instagram bio is prime real estate, and you don’t get a lot of characters to work with. 

But, NEWS FLASH! You can do a little with a lot!

I love to update the bio section and am always looking to create the best bio that portrays my heart for encouraging other women of faith on that platform.

So, you might consider grabbing your collection of inspirational faith quotes and using them for your Instagram bio. It is an easy way to spread God’s Word around the world.  

Great for Business and Content Creators Too!

If you are a business owner or content creator, you may find including a Bible verse may keep potential customers on your page.  When I look at Instagram influencers’ page, I am looking through the bio and grid. If I see someone with Christian content that does help me to stay on the profile, a bit longer and see what their page or product is about. 

I am not an Instagram coach, so I know that there are big things like contact information and purpose that you want to make sure re a part of your bio. But it’s little things like a Bible reference, that could help a potential follower understand the types of product or content seen on your page. 

 Under the same token, you may find some people, who may become disinterested in your page because of your faith. However, if you want to make a bible verse a part of your Instagram bio quotes, then I am here for it! 

Give It A Shot

Whether you have a personal, business or creator profile, consider using your Instagram bio to give God glory. Sometimes we think that we have to great faith or a leading pastor to showcase our relationship with Christ. But, you will be amazed how much more of an influence, we can have our family, friends and colleagues. 

20+ Amazing Faith Quotes

Here are just a few Inspirational bible verses that you might consider. There are tons more out there, of course. So, you can think of this as your starting place. I have included the approximate character count including spaces as well. But feel free to use your own character count tool to double check. But, Instagram will give you a little countdown when you are close to hitting your character limit. I also include the scripture reference in my character count.

Most of these Bible verses are in the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, However, you will see (*), if I have quoted the New King James Version and (**) for the English Standard version.

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  1. Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (92)

  2. 2 Corinthians 13: 14 – May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (138)

  3. Romans 3:24 – and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (105)

  4. Psalm 61:3 – For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. (73)

  5. Romans 10:17 – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (78)*

  6. Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. (87)

  7. Luke 1:45 – Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! (92)

  8. Psalm 113:2 – Blessed be the name of the Lord. From this time forth and forevermore! (84)*

  9. Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.(94)*

  10.  Psalm 42:2 – My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (90)*

  11. Psalm 32:7 – You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (113)

  12.  Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (172)

  13.  1 Corinthians 16:13 – Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (90)

  14. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (102)

  15.  Lamentations 3:22-23 – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. (101)**

  16.  Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (106)

  17.  Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (130)

  18. Psalm 9:1 – I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. (101)*

  19.  John 6:35 – Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (150)

  20.  John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (90)

  21.  2 Corinthians 4:17 – For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, (139)

    But don’t just let the number of characters dictate what you choose. Choosing among your favorite bible verses is an excellent way to select the quote that makes sense for your bio. You might also factor in what translation that you use.

Not So Short Bible Verses? Try Just Adding the Reference

You may find that your fave scripture has a lot of words. If you are really short on space in your Instagram bio, you may want to think about using the scripture reference instead. In fact, it may strike your audience’s curiosity to pick up the Bible. I use this approach on my Instagram bio. You can see my current verse here.  Here are three great Bible verses that you might even consider just using the reference. The entire verse is over the character limit, but they still would be great for adding their references to your bio.

  1. Psalm 31:19 –  How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.

  2. 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.

  3. 1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

At Minimum Include The Reference

I think whether you use the entire scripture or not, you will want to make sure that you add the biblical reference. You want to give credit, where credit is due.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

When trying to find the best faith verse or quote to showcase, just know that you don’t have to spend hours looking for the perfect one. Just Do It. I have perfectionist tendencies, and I can be my own worst critic. If you pick a bible verse and it’s too long, try another translation or one of the other suggestions I provided. The biggest thing is that you are giving God glory in the simplest of places and probably injecting some Jesus in someone’s day.

Bible Verses for Your Instagram Bio Hiding Spots

When we think of our Instagram bio, you may focus on the actual bio section to place that bible verse or scripture reference. However, there are a few other places you might incorporate it. These are not technically the bio. But these sections are placed front and center on your profile page and definitely feel like an extension of the bio.

  • Name – You might try putting your first name, and your favorite scripture reference (ex. Jane Doe, John 3:16)

  • Highlights – I haven’t done this yet, but I think this would actually be really cool to have a highlights section that is dedicated to your favorite Bible verses.

  • Username – Looking for a name change. Maybe try incorporating a biblical reference in your handle. Remember, some may be already taken, so be prepared to be creative.

  • Website: Use this section and link to a bible verse.

Use Instagram for JESUS

An important aspect of the Christian faith is to go out and make disciples. Sometimes we think that it is grand gestures that draw people to Christ. But, it could just be the sum of little things. Let something like bible verses in your Instagram bio help you share your faith. We can show people that the Christian life is essential and important online and off.

If you are looking for additional ideas for scriptures, I want you to pick up one of my Bible reading plans. I have identified some great scriptures on various topics from gratitude to goals. So, you just might find the inspirationthat you are looking for.

So, let me know what verse you will be using?

Peace & Blessings,


If you are ready to dive in the Word off of Instagram, let me share “Why Study the Bible More”. In this post, I share seven reason that I decided to level up on Bible study to grow my faith.

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