From International Children's Bible translation
Highlights for very young children to learn
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.
Through his power all things were made—things in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords, and rulers. All things were made through Christ and for Christ.
I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I have defeated the world!
When I am afraid, I will trust you.
I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength.
Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows.
The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overpowered the Light.
God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble.
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him, and he helps me.
I am very happy. And I praise him with my song.
1 John 4:4
My dear children, you belong to God.
So you have defeated them because God’s Spirit, who is in you, is greater than the devil, who is in the world.
So if the Son makes you free, then you will be truly free.
But he was wounded for the wrong things we did.
He was crushed for the evil things we did.
The punishment, which made us well, was given to him.
And we are healed because of his wounds.
We all have wandered away like sheep. Each of us has gone his own way.
But the Lord has put on him the punishment for all the evil we have done.
God defeated the spiritual rulers and powers. With the cross God won the victory and defeated them.
He showed the world that they were powerless.
...You will have many kinds of troubles. But when these things happen, you should be very happy.
You know that these things are testing your faith. And this will give you patience. Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete. You will have everything you need.
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him.They are the people God called, because that was his plan.
2 Corinthians 3:18
...We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings more and more glory. And it comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
"I say this because I know what I have planned for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you.
I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future."
Trust the Lord with all your heart.
Don’t depend on your own understanding.
Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks. And God’s peace will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. The peace that God gives is so great that we cannot understand it.
In Christ we can come before God with freedom and without fear. We can do this through faith in Christ.
You, Lord, give true peace.
You give peace to those who depend on you.
You give peace to those who trust you.
2 Corinthians 4:17
We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory.
That glory is much greater than the troubles.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are chosen people. You are the King’s priests. You are a holy nation. You are a nation that belongs to God alone. God chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from the love God has for us.
Not death, not life, not angels, not ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, or anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. So don’t be afraid.
The Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go.
1 John 3:1a
The Father has loved us so much!
He loved us so much that we are called children of God.
And we really are his children.
So don’t worry, because I am with you.
Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.
I will make you strong and will help you.
I will support you with my right hand that saves you.
1 John 5:4
Everyone who is a child of God has the power to win against the world.
It is our faith that wins the victory against the world.