Bible Verses of the Mysteries of the Rosary

[Pray a Scriptural Rosary] Learn the bible verses of the Rosary

A scriptural Rosary is a powerful way to pray the Rosary. The Holy Bible is one of the most powerful and sacred gifts that our Lord gave us, and I believe strongly that he speaks to us through Holy Scripture. Its part of why I love the Rosary - most of the prayer comes directly from scripture!

Often when I pray the Rosary, I like to read the verses correspond the mysteries. Reading a short verse assists me in picturing and meditating on that biblical scene. I encourage you to give it a try.

How to Pray a Scriptural Rosary

To pray with the Bible verses, simply read the verse immediately after you announce that mystery.

For example, when you finish the introductory prayers, announce the first mystery

"The Resurrection."

The immediately follow by reading the corresponding bible verse.

"Entering the tomb, they saw a young man and they were amazed. And he said to them, 'Do not be amazed, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here.'" Mark 16:5-6

The immediately follow with the Our Father, and begin the decade.

A list of example verses are below, there are plenty of others that you can use as well. If you are learning to pray the Rosary, here's a great free guide

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The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

The Resurrection

Entering the tomb, they saw a young man and they were amazed. And he said to them, 'Do not be amazed, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here.' Mark 16:5-6

The Ascension

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up to heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. Acts 2:3

The Assumption of Mary

My beloved speaks and says to me, “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.” Song 2:10-11

The Crowning of Mary

And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelation 12:1

More about the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and their scriptural references. 

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

The Baptism in the River Jordan

When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and John saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17

The Wedding Feast at Cana

His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5

The Preaching of the Kingdom

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:15

The Transfiguration of Jesus

He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. Matthew 17:2

The Institution of the Eucharist

Jesus took bread, and blessed and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take, this is my body." Jesus took a chalice, and when he had given thanks he gave it them, and they all drank of it. Mark 14:22-23

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The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

The Agony in the Garden

Watch and pray that you may not center into temptation, the sprit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

The Scourging at the Pillar

Pilate said "I am innocent of this righteous man's blood..." and having scourged Jesus delivered him to be crucified. Matthew 27:24; 26

The Crowning of Thorns

And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee and mocked him, saying Hail, King of the Jews!" Matthew 27:29

The Carrying of the Cross

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of the skull. John 19:17

The Crucifixion

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25

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The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

The Annunciation

He came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you." Luke 1:28

The Visitation

When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the child leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.' Luke 1:41-42

The Nativity

Mary gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger. Luke 2:7

The Presentation

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. Luke 2:22

The Finding in the Temple

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. Luke 2:46-47

More on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and their scriptural references

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