7 Hebrew-Bible Verses for Gentile Children to Learn
Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet has recommended these 7 verses from the Hebrew Bible for Gentile children to learn and recite. We urge all Gentile children to memorize them, and say them every night before bedtime. Note: they are easier to learn when sung with tunes.
1. Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth.
2. Genesis 5:1 – On the day that G-d created Adam, He made him in the image of G-d.
3. Psalms 34:15 – Turn away from bad and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
4. Psalms 145:9 – The L-rd is good to all, and His mercies extend over all His works.
5. Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the L-rd are everywhere, seeing the bad and the good.
6. Job 28:28 – Behold, the fear of the L-rd is wisdom, and turning away from bad is understanding.
7. Isaiah 48:17 – Thus said the L-rd, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the L-rd, your G-d, Who teaches you for your benefit, Who guides you in the way you should go.
Parents and teachers may add other verses from the Hebrew Bible as they feel are appropriate.