What is the Most Quoted Bible Verse in History?

Have you ever realized how much of the Bible we say during mass? Today, Jeff talks about the most quoted verses in the Bible, including the most quoted verse in the entire world. 


“Of all the verses in the Bible, God has brought one to the mass that we say over and over.”


Jeff’s Favorite Quote (his “life verse”)

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20

Your Suggestions for the Top Spot

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness”

Galatians 5:22

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 3:6

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.’”

John 14:6

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“I can do all things in him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”

Proverbs 3:5

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”

Psalm 23:1

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

The Most Quoted Bible Verse in History

“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’”

Luke 22:19

This verse is repeated every single day in Catholic Masses around the world!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this as follows:

“In the sense of Sacred Scripture the memorial is not merely the recollection of past events but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men. In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real. This is how Israel understands its liberation from Egypt: every time Passover is celebrated, the Exodus events are made present to the memory of believers so that they may conform their lives to them”

CCC 1363

“When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present: the sacrifice of Christ offered once for all on the Cross remains ever present”

CCC 1364

Now that you know the most powerful verses in scripture…

  1. Unite yourself to the offering of his sacrifice during the mass
  2. Believe the Eucharist is what Jesus says it is
  3. Focus on the covenant God has made with you
  4. Make your own offering in union with Jesus, and take it to the Father
  5. Live the rest of your life knowing that Jesus is in you to do his work


Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 


  1. I would have guessed the Lord’s prayer as it is said at every mass as well as every time someone prays the Rosary let alone prayers in general.

  2. Awesome! Once again I am humbled by Mr Cavins brilliance. Thank you so much. Just a note; the only Eucharistic Minister is the bishop, priest or deacon. Anyone is is an Extraordinary Minister. Canon 220 §3. God bless.

  3. What about Matthew 28:19? That gets said at least twice at each Mass

  4. Great talk, Jeff! Thank you! Another very often quoted verse is Matthew 28:20 “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The priest starts every Mass with this verse. Additionally, every Catholics recites this verse when they make the sign of the cross. God bless you and your ministry!

  5. Jeff Cavins thank you for the knowledgeable n enriching explanation

  6. What about the spots in Mathew andLike where Jesus teaches ud how to pray? I think there are more people who “qute” the “our Father” than say the words of consecration

  7. Just listened to ‘The most quoted Bible verse’. Fascinating. I did get the “ I am the way .. “ and “God so loved the world …”. Going through very difficult times, I was much encouraged, and by the prayer also. I am already doing Father Mike’s “ Bible in a Year “ and have done Mauro Lannicelli’s “The Great Bible Time Line “ course twice, which was awesome. 🙏✝️

  8. I have been with Jeff as a follower for a long time. Attended one of his talks at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic church , Land O Lakes, Fla. Still have the instruction and cds of original talks. Did a retreat at Church with his material. God bless him and may the Holy Spirit stay with him. Thanks Jeff.

    Theresa Redgrave

  9. When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he said “Hail full of grace. The Lord is with thee……”

    When they asked Jesus how to pray, he said: “Our Father who art in heaven….”
    I think both of these are quoted many, many more times than those you say are the most quoted. Even Protestants say the Our Father, millions and millions of times a day.


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