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29+ Bible Verses for Easter and the Easter Story

A collection of Bible verses about Easter. Celebrate Resurrection day by reading the Easter Bible story.

Bible verses and story of Easter

I absolutely love Easter. Love what it means for us who believe in Jesus. It’s powerful and beautiful. It’s the reality of the resurrection and that makes everything Jesus said and did pure unadulterated truth. He is the son of God and HE IS ALIVE.

And I am so happy you are here to read more about Easter and what the Bible has to say about the death and resurrection of Christ. This is what it’s all about….not about some stupid bunny passing out eggs.

Sorry, not sorry…I have some strong feelings about the Easter bunny (apparently I am not alone). I hate anything that tries to take glory or honor that belongs to God.

Ok enough of that! I have this article broken up into 3 sections you can see below in the table of contents. Feel free to hope around or scroll through. I hope and pray that these Easter Bible verses will bless you tremendously.

Bible Verses on Easter (Resurrection Day)

All verses below are from the NKJV. You can hover over the reference and you can check out the Amplified translation of the Bible verse. If you would like to check out other translations then head over to Bible Gateway.

John 11:25-26 NKJV – 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Luke 24:2-3 NKJV – 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

John 11 easter bible verses - I am the resurrection and the life.

Colossians 1:13-14 NKJV – 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed [us] into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 1:20 NKJV – 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated [Him] at His right hand in the heavenly [places],

Mark 14:36 NKJV – 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things [are] possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You [will].”

Romans 8:34 NKJV – 34 Who [is] he who condemns? [It is] Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Philippians 2:8 NKJV – 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to [the point of] death, even the death of the cross.

Zechariah 9:9 NKJV – 9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He [is] just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Acts 4:33 NKJV – 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

Resurrection bible verses - Luke 24:6 "He is not here but is Risen"

1 Peter 1:3 NKJV – 3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Job 19:25 NKJV – 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;

Romans 6:8-11 NKJV – 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For [the death] that He died, He died to sin once for all; but [the life] that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Luke 24:6-7 NKJV – 6 “He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 “saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”

1 Peter 1:21 NKJV – 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Acts 3:15 NKJV – 15 “and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

Simple easter verses - Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer lives

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 NKJV – 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

Isaiah 25:8 NKJV – 8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.

Mark 16:5-7 NKJV – 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 “But go, tell His disciples–and Peter–that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

Romans 6:5 NKJV – 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be [in the likeness] of [His] resurrection,

1 Corinthians 6:14 - Verses for Easter

Romans 8:11 NKJV – 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

1 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV – 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

The Easter Story Bible Verses

Story of easter in the bible with a crown of thorns

Below you will find the main story points of Easter / Resurrection. I have taken them from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Isaiah. For a deeper, a more vivid story read whole chapters.

Chapter 53 in Isaiah is the prophetic revelation of what Christ must endure for our salvation. For easy navigation you can click the Easter story you would like to read.

The Easter Story in Matthew

Matthew 20:17-19 NKJV – 17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, 19 “and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.”

Matthew 28:1-7 NKJV – 1 Now after the Sabbath, as the first [day] of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead [men]. 5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 “And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

The Easter Story in Mark

Mark 16:1-7 NKJV – 1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary [the mother] of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning, on the first [day] of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away–for it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7 “But go, tell His disciples–and Peter–that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

The Easter Story in Luke

Luke 23:45-47 NKJV – 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last. 47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”

Luke 24:1-8 NKJV – 1 Now on the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain [other women] with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed [their] faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 “He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 “saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ” 8 And they remembered His words.

The Easter Story in Isaiah

*Because of the length of Isaiah 53 I have broken up the paragraphs for easier reading.

Isaiah 53:1-12 NKJV – 1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, [There is] no beauty that we should desire Him.

3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, [our] faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But He [was] wounded for our transgressions, [He was] bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace [was] upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 9 And they made His grave with the wicked–But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor [was any] deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put [Him] to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see [His] seed, He shall prolong [His] days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, [and] be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.


Quick Reference List of Scriptures on Easter

Like I do with all my topical Bible verses here is a simple reference list of Bible verses about Easter. I hope this makes it easy for you to jot down these verses in your journal or Bible for future use or study.

List of Easter Bible Verses

  • John 11:25-26
  • Luke 24:2-3
  • Colossians 1:13-14
  • Ephesians 1:20
  • Mark 14:36 
  • Romans 8:34
  • Philippians 2:8
  • Zechariah 9:9
  • Acts 4:33
  • 1 Peter 1:3
  • Job 19:25
  • Romans 6:8-11
  • Luke 24:6-7
  • 1 Peter 1:21
  • Acts 3:15
  • Romans 10:9
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
  • Isaiah 25:8
  • Mark 16:5-7
  • Romans 6:5
  • Isaiah 53
  • Romans 8:11
  • 1 Corinthians 6:14

I hope these verses have encouraged you and have given you a clear view of what Easter is all about. For more articles on growing in God…check out my Faith Page.

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