What Does the Bible Say About Birthdays? 11 Powerful Verses


Psalm 118:24

ESVThis is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
KJVThis is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
NASBThis is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
NIVThe LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
NLTThis is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Romans 14:5

ESVOne person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
KJVOne man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
NASBOne person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
NIVOne person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.
NLTIn the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable.

Also see Bible verses about the joy of Jesus

Job 1:4

ESVHis sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
KJVAnd his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
NASBHis sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
NIVHis sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
NLTJob’s sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them.

Genesis 40:20

ESVOn the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
KJVAnd it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
NASBThus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
NIVNow the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials:
NLTPharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials.

Also see great verses from the Gospel of Matthew

Colossians 2:16

ESVTherefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
KJVLet no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
NASBTherefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
NIVTherefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
NLTSo don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

ESVA good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
KJVA good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
NASBA good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
NIVA good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
NLTA good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.

Also see great verses from the Gospel of Luke

Ecclesiastes 7:8

ESVBetter is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
KJVBetter is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
NASBThe end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
NIVThe end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
NLTFinishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.

Matthew 14:6

ESVBut when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,
KJVBut when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
NASBBut when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod,
NIVOn Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much
NLTBut at a birthday party for Herod, Herodias’s daughter performed a dance that greatly pleased him,

Matthew 2:11

ESVAnd going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
KJVAnd when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
NASBAfter coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
NIVOn coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
NLTThey entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Romans 14:5

ESVOne person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
KJVOne man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
NASBOne person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.
NIVOne person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.
NLTIn the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable.

Proverbs 9:11

ESVFor by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.
KJVFor by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
NASBFor by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.
NIVFor through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
NLTWisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.

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