Top 100 Cowboy Bible Verses

by Kevin on July 5, 2011

There’s something in here for every cowboy or cowgirl. The top 100 Cowboy Bible Verses from the Simplified Cowboy Version!

#100 – By this all men will know that you ride for me, if you take care and love one another. John 13:35

#99 – We have a Cowboy on our side that stands before God and completely understands everything we go through. He has trod every trail and experienced every situation, but he never made a mistake or sinned. Hebrews 4:15

#98 – “My thinkin’ is not your thinkin’, neither are your trails my trails or your methods my methods,” says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

#97 – Let the light of your fire shine before men so that they can see the great things you do and praise the Boss in heaven. Matthew 5:16

#96 – What an amazin’ thing it is when families can get along together. This unity is like a brisket rub made together of individual spices in equal measures, when brought together, is holy and pleasin’ to God. Psalm 133:1-2

#95 – Jesus said, “Love the Boss with every sinew and every saddle you got.” Matthew 22:37

#94 – Whatever you do, ride with all your heart, riding for the Lord, and not for men. Colossians 3:23

#93 – Whatever you do, ride with all your heart, riding for the Lord, and not for men. Colossians 3:23

#92 – Don’t let this Code of God leave you or your thoughts; think about it when the sun comes up and when the nightbird sings, so that you can be sure to do everything in it. Then you will find green pastures with tall grass and your herd will succeed. Joshua 1:8

#91 – He swapped our sins for his perfect goodness. And he was punished for these sins by bein’ nailed to a tree. He did this so we could be free of sin and ride the right trail; you have been completely healed by the wounds that killed him. 1 Peter 2:24

#90 – You will dole out peace on the cowboy who trusts you and keeps his mind on you. Isaiah 26:3

#89 – There is only one name by which you can be saved and this name is the only cowboy that can ride in and rescue you from the fires of hell. Acts 4:12

#88 – The Boss didn’t send his only Son to come down here and tell you all the things you do wrong. He sent him to save everyone from the fires that never go out. John 3:17

#87 – Be glad to ride for the Lord and he will make you happy. Psalm 37:4

#86 – Walk right up to God with your head held high so you can receive his mercy and find the help you need. Hebrews 4:16

#85 – Just like rain comes from above to fall on thirsty pastures, the Lord will send blessings and eternal life to his cowboys and cowgirls. Psalm 133:3

#84 – You can be sure that the cowboy who started you on the right trail will ride with you until the end. Philippians 1:6

#83 – He has shaken your hand and given his word to you that you can ride with him and be untied from the ropes and chains of lust that have held you prisoner. 2 Peter 1:4

#82 – Don’t forget, as some have the habit of doing, that it’s important to sit around the campfire and share each other’s company. Give encouragement and spur each other on to good trails—more and more as you see the Day comin’ fast. Hebrews 10:25

#81 – I’m plum certain that neither livin’ nor dyin’, neither the angels from heaven nor the boogers from brush, neither the right now’s nor the will be’s, nor any force, Romans 8:38

#80 – There ain’t no fence, no gate, nor any mountain or problem, that will be able to keep us from the love of God that is found in his only Son. Romans 8:39

#79 – because you understand that only by bein’ tested will your faith grow and be made stronger. You can’t learn to ride well by stayin’ on a stick horse. James 1:3

#78 – Favored is the cowboy that gets back on when he gets bucked off while ridin’ for the brand, because when he has suffered and passed this test, he will receive the 100X hat of life that the Boss has sworn to those who honor him. James 1:12

#77 – To all who have chosen to saddle up with him, to those who believed in who they ride for, he gave ‘em the right to become cowboys of God. John 1:12

#76 – Sure enough, faith comes from listenin’ to the Good Story, and the Good Story is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

#75 – You have rode to the top cowboy, and he has showed you what is good. And what are our orders from the Boss? To act honorable and to love givin’ the benefit of the doubt and to ride humbly with Him. Micah 6:8

#74 – There is no greater love than this, someone who will take your place in the gunfight that you can’t win. John 15:13

#73 – The word of God is alive and rides far and wide. It’s sharper than any castratin’ knife, it penetrates even to seperatin’ soul and spirit, rawhide and bone; it passes final judgement on the thinkin’ and attitudes of a cowboy’s way. Hebrews 4:12

#72 – I’m leavin’ my peace in your saddle bags just for you to have. I’m not ever gonna go back and take it from you like the world does. With this here gift, there is never a need to worry or fret. John 14:27

#71 – An outfit that gets along and works well together makes the Boss smile. Psalm 133:1

#70 – If you’re a ponderin’ on what love really means it’s this: Jesus Christ swapped his life for ours and we should do the same for Him. 1 John 3:16

#69 – Ain’t nobody told you that the  headquarters of God where the Holy Spirit resides doesn’t lie on a hill, but in your heart? You got this spirit from God himself, so you don’t ride for your own brand anymore, but for his. 1 Cor 6:19

#68 – At the beginning of the trail was the Word, and the Word was with the Boss, and the Word was the Boss. John 1:1

#67 – And my God will fill your saddle bags with everything you need accordin’ to everything that was given to you through Jesus. Phil. 4:19

#66 – Now the Bereans were better cowboys than the Thessalonians because they listened eagerly and went to the Good Book to see if what Paul was talkin’ about was honest and true. Acts 17:11

#65 – If you’ve done somethin’ wrong, tell your partner about it and pray for each other so that you can overcome what ails ya. The prayer of a man that rides for God is powerful and effective. James 5:16

#64 – Since there are so many cowboys and cowgirls around, let’s cut the hobbles of sin that are keepin’ us tied down and let us ride with strength and power in the gatherin’ that we’ve been called to. Hebrews 12:1

#63 – Since you’ve been chosen by God to ride for Him, outfit yourselves with love for one another, nice words and deeds, not thinking to mightily of yourself, easy going and patience. Col. 3:12

#62 – So the Boss built man to resemble him and his nature; cowboy and cowgirl he created them. Genesis 1:27

#61 – My saddle won’t pinch and my burden is light as a feed sack. Matthew 11:30

#60 – There ain’t nothin’ that God can’t do no matter what we think we can ask for or imagine. His spirit is workin’ inside of us non-stop for his glory. Ephesians 3:20

#59 – Peter said, “Turn around and quit followin’ the wrong trail. Be baptized, all of y’all, in the name of Jesus Christ and he will forgive your sorry ways. And you’ll get the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38

#58 – We’ve all throwed our heads up like wild cattle and run off to the brush so we could do what we wanted; and God has laid all of our punishment on His shoulders. Isaiah 53:6

#57 – Put a smile on your face cowboys when you are faced with the tests and challenges of life. James 1:2

#56 – “Only those that hear what I have to say and believe in the one who sent me will enter the forever green pastures and escape the killer truck. A cowboy who does this has rode from the jaws of death into the arms of life.” John 5:24

#55 – You can’t please the Boss without havin’ faith, because in order to knock on his door you must believe that he’s there and he surely gives favors to those who look for the door to knock upon. Hebrews 11:6

#54 – Jesus told her, “I am life after death. Any cowboy or cowgirl that believes this will live even though they will die.” John 11:25

#53 – May the God of hope fill your tanks with water and your pastures with green grass as you trust in him, so that all you have will overflow with hope by the sheer might of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

#52 – God made him who had never wronged take our place in the firing squad, so that because of him we could be judged worthy in the God’s eye. 2 Cor. 5:21

#51 – He took the worst we had and willingly carried it for us, and we shunned him as if they were his problems instead of our own. Isaiah 53:4

#50 – For God didn’t give us the spirit of a sissy, but a spirit of strength, of love, and of self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

#49 – You’re gonna get a double shot of power when the Holy Ghost saddles up with you; and you’re gonna tell my tale around campfires all over the world. Acts 1:8

#48 – “I ain’t said these things just to hear myself talk! I’ve said ‘em so that you can have a better life with me. In this world you will have rank broncs and more trouble than you can shake a stick at, but don’t get discouraged. I have whipped this old world.” John 16:33

#47 – Ride with me and I’ll teach you what you need, for I am gentle and humble, and it’s here that you will find rest for your soul. Matthew 11:29

#46 – Then the Boss said, “Let’s Us make some folks in Our image, to be like Us. They’ll be in charge of the fish, the birds, the livestock, all the wild critters on the earth, and the small critters that scamper along the ground.” Gen. 1:26

#45 – So don’t be scared, I’m right here; don’t dismayed, for I am your God. I will give you the strength you need and a helpin’ hand when you need it; I’m gonna hold you up with my right hand. Isa 41:10

#44 – If you’ll go ahead and say it out loud that Jesus is Lord, and believe with all you got that his Daddy brought him back to life, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

#43 – But he told me, “My grace is enough for you; I am strongest when you’ve been bucked off.” Because of this, I will brag more about my weakness, so his strength will rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

#42 – Don’t take a hard hankerin’ for money and just be glad with what ya got, because the Big Boss has said, “I ain’t never gonna leave ya; nor forsake ya.” Hebrews 13:5

#41 – So if anyone is now ridin’ for Christ, he is a brand spankin’ new cowboy. The old fellow has been wadded up and thrown away like an old feed sack. He is like a blind man seein’ his first sunrise. 2 Corinthians 5:17

#40 – Now faith is being sure of what we’d hoped for and plum certain of what lies over the hill that we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1

#39 – “Come to me, all you cowboys who are tuckered out and tired of holdin’ a heavy heart, and I’ll give you rest. Matthew 11:28

#38 – That temptation that’s got you hemmed up in the corner of the pen isn’t anything that someone else hasn’t fought before. And God is faithful; he won’t let anything hook you that you cannot bear. But when you do face an ornery temptation that’s on the hook for you, he will open the gate so you can escape. 1 Cor. 10:13

#37 – Like a heavenly leather worker, we were tooled by God himself, created in Christ Jesus to do good things that God prepared for us before we even got here. Eph. 2:10

#36 – Load up all your frettin’ and worryin’ on him because he cares for you. 1 Pet. 5:7

#35 – Never take yer eyes off of Jesus, the farmer and rancher of our faith, who threw down his joy and took himself to the cross, sneered at its shame, and then hunkered down at God’s right hand. Heb. 12:2

#34 – But seek first his outfit and his way, and when you find these, you’ll find the rest of what you need. Matt. 6:33

#33 – The Good Book was written by God guidin’ a man’s hand and it is the perfect tool for attitude adjustin’, training, learnin’, and discoverin’ the truth. 2 Tim 3:16

#32- Make Christ the boss of your outfit. Always be cinched up tight and ready to give someone the hope that you have found, but do so with kind words and a gentle spirit. 1 Pet 3:15

#31 – But he was mauled for our mistakes, he was run-through for our wrongs; he took our place on the gallows so that we might have peace, and by his torment we are healed. Isa 53:5

#30 – bein’ as gentle as a mother holdin’ her child for the first time and usin’ the same bit on yourself as you use on others. God never said we couldn’t do those things. Galations 5:23

#29 – Death is the box canyon we’ll all end up in, but God provided a trail into eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

#28 – We can’t save our own hides, it’s this way so there won’t be any show-offs. Ephesians 2:9

#27 – but those who hope in the Lord will be able to get back on. They will ride to the top of mountains; they will thunder across the plains, they will walk boldly and stand proud. Isaiah 40:31

#26 – Did I not tell you what I wanted? Be brave and strong. Don’t be a scared sissy; do not lose heart, for the Lord your God will always ride right beside you. Joshua 1:9

#25 – And the peace of God, which will pull your melon muscle if you try to understand it, will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus like a momma badger. Phil 4:7

#24 – Finally, cowboys, whatever is sure ‘nough truth, whatever is just, whatever is no-nonsense, whatever is unpolluted, whatever is pretty as a newborn calf, whatever is worth admiring—if anything is worth its weight or deservin’ of a smile—ponder on these things. Phil 4:8

#23 – God proves that he loves us because of this: Even though we were still loping out in the pasture and only living for ourselves, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

#22 – and showin’ them how to ride like I told you to. And I guarantee I’ll always be ridin’ with ya, all the way to the end.” Matthew 28:20

#21 – Jesus replied, “I am the trail that leads to forever. The only way to my Dad and heaven is to follow me.” John 14:6

#20 – for all have been bucked off and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

#19 – If we spill the beans about our sins to him, he will do what he says and forgive us and make us new. 1 John 1:9

#18 – I have been placed in a pine box and I no longer live, but Christ is living in me. The life you see is one of faith in which I have placed the reins in his hands because he loves me and gave himself for me. Galations 2:20

#17 – So Paul hung around for two calf crops and taught the cowboys how to ride for the brand. Acts 18:11.

#16 – One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a dream: “Don’t be scared; keep on talkin’ to them cowboys, don’t be quiet.” Acts 18:9

#15 – I’m ridin’ right here with you and no one is gonna lay a finger on you, because I’ve got cowboys everywhere. Acts 18:10

#14 – The rustler comes only to steal, murder, and change your brand; I have come to give life, and make everything worth it. John 10:10

#13 – I’m standin’ in full view of God’s mercy when I urge each of you to offer up your lives into His service—this is how you really worship God. Romans 12:1

#12 – The offspring of the Spirit is love, real happiness, a content heart, easy goin’, nicer than all get out, gooder’n gold, and bein’ faithful. Galations 5:22

#11 – It’s our faith in God’s love for us that does the saving—and this is not from our rope, or our hand, or our horse, it is the gift of the Almighty. Ephesians 2:8

#10 – Ride out and gather cowboys and teach them to ride for me, dunk them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19

#9 – Don’t worry about squat, but just be thankful and ask God for all you need. Philippians 4:6

#8 – Quit tryin’ to fit into the sorry ways of the world, but be made new by starting with the way you think. Only then will you find the trail that the Boss wants you to ride. Romans 12:2

#7 – Always let him lead you and he will blaze a trail straight through the brush. Proverbs 3:6

#6 – Quit tryin’ to figure everything out on your own and just trust the Lord with the lead rope of life. Proverbs 3:5

#5 – Before any gate was hung or any wire was stretched, God made the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

#4 – Jesus is my strength, courage, and ability by which I can ride and cover any horse and any situation. Philippians 4:13

#3 – We have no doubt that on every trail we ride, God will take the reins and lead to green pastures, those cowboys and cowgirls who have answered his call. Romans 8:28

#2 – “I know the trail that I want you to ride,” says the Lord, “this trail doesn’t lead to a desert, but to green grass, it’s the future that you prayed for.” Jeremiah 29:11

#1 – ‘Cause God loved us so much, he let his boy be killed so that those that believe in him won’t perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

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Gary Taylor July 5, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Outstanding and priceless. Thanks, Kevin. Is this an original source, and can I use it?

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Kevin July 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

It’s all mine and all original. Well, it’s actually God’s, but we both knew that already. I’d love for you to use it. I would appreciate some links or credit, but I’m not demanding it. Just no money makin’ without an email first.

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John November 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Hey Kevin can you email me – I’m actually writing something similar and want some help from somebody like you.

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Sarah Falck January 18, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I love it – its absolutely inspiring. And, your whole website is wonderful.

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Kevin January 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Thank you Sarah!!

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Sarah Falck January 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I just have one question for you. Do you know of any Bible translations that are similar to yours? I have looked many places, but unfortunetly cannot seem to find any. A Bible like that would be amazing.

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Gary Taylor January 27, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Havnen’t wandered off, Kevin. Just buried in activities to help Matt launch his Deep Rivers Famiily Ranch. I’m a wee sad that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of response to this wonderful major work. Am printing, keeping, sending it on. Soon, we’ll contact you with some personal thoughts on making DRFR a resource for your ministry.

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STEVE MART March 4, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Please run 2 Corinthians 2: 1-5 thur the (SCV). THIS WORK IS AWESOME.
GOD BLESS.
Steve Mart

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Kevin March 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Here you go:

So I figured I wouldn’t let my next visit to y’alls place be so awful. If I have to get on to y’all, who’s gonna cheer me up if you don’t? I’d like for things to go smooth for all of us. I didn’t want my next visit to be uncomfortable. When I had to write to you and get on to ya, it grieved my heart somethin’ fierce. My purpose wasn’t to make you feel like crap, I only wanted to show you that I cared that much. I dang sure don’t like to point out the cancer-eyed cow in the herd, but the fella that was causin’ the problems caused y’all more hurt than he did me.

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STEVE MART March 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Thanks Kevin. Keep up the great work that He has started in you. God bless

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Susan Karschnia January 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Kevin with Valentines coming up, do you have 1 Cor 13 (Love Chapter)in the Cowboy Bible? Figured there was no more important verse then this one, for me to understand and to put in practice, since our God is the GOD of LOVE. Thank you SO MUCH! God’s blessing to you, and your loved ones.
Susan
P.S. These words will be shared on the island of Kwajalein (Marshall Islands). Yes, there are a few cowgirls at heart here…HA! Just missing the horses and cows, but we sure could wrangle up some mosquitoes with a nasty bite.

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River March 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Would love to use these scriptures on posters for my page. Will definitely put your link on.

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Joe February 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Thanks for this. Ministering to the Cowboy culture is a true blessing!

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