10 AI Image Prompts for Stunning Biblical Illustrations

Do you want some unique illustrations for biblical scenes? You can use AI image generators to reimagine some classical bible stories. In this article, you will find 10 AI image prompts for biblical illustrations.

You can use these prompts in any AI image generator like Stable Diffusion, DALLE, and Midjourney.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is an iconic scene in the New Testament, depicting the last meal of Jesus with his disciples. A prompt can focus on the complex emotional state of Jesus with solemnity, peace, and resolve.

Here’s the AI image prompt:

A dramatic and emotionally charged Jesus, Last Supper, solemnity, his face expressing a deep sense of peace and resolve. Disciples sitting next to Jesus. Jesus’s hands are prominently displayed, one offering bread and the other a cup, symbolizing his sacrifice and the new covenant.

The Last Supper
Midjourney v6

Tower of Babel

According to Genesis 11:1-9, a united people speaking a single language came to the land of Shinar. They built a tower reaching heaven. God confounded their language so that they could no longer understand each other.

The prompt should depict the marvelous structure of the tower. A look-up view from the bottom is a good way to do it. You can use a gloomy, spiraling sky to convey the gravity of the situation.

Viewing from the bottom, looking up, image of the Tower of Babel under construction as it reaches towards heaven. Ancient Mesopotamian architecture with spiraling design, defy the laws of physics. The scene is bustling with activity, showing a diverse array of people working together. The sky is a dramatic backdrop, with ominous clouds beginning to gather around the top of the tower, cinematic lighting

Tower of Babel
Stable Diffusion juggernautXL

Jesus walking on water

According to Matthew 14:22-33, after the disciples feared the stormy Sea of Galilee at night, they encountered Jesus walking on water. They were terrified until his reassurance calmed them.

The prompt for this scene should depict Jesus confidently walking on stormy water. The scene should be dark and convey the danger of the situation.

front view of Jesus Christ walking toward viewer on water, storm, windy, wave. The water is stormy, dim, creating a path of light leading towards him. dark theme, dimly lit

Jesus walking on water
Stable Diffusion juggernautXL

Crossing the Red Sea

In the book of Exodus, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Pursued by the Egyptians, Moses held out his staff, and God parted the water.

Since the scene is dramatic, simply describing it would do the job.

A dramatic painting of Moses standing at the edge of the Red Sea, extending his hand, waters part miraculously before him. Many people behind him. Light illuminates a path through the sea, towering walls of water on both side and a dry seabed beneath.

Crossing the Red Sea
DALLE 3

Daniel in the Lions’ den

The prophet Daniel was thrown in the Lions’ den because he insisted on being righteous in Babylon. The scene tells how God saved Daniel from the lions.

It is essential to depict the dark and gloomy lions’ den and contrast it with a surprising clam that no harm is done to Daniel.

A realistic cinematic movie photo, Daniel standing in the lion’s dim den in the Bible. calm, surrounded by lions, dimly lit, ancient stone den. peace, divine protection. dark, god ray

Daniel in the Lions' den
Stable Diffusion DreamShaper XL

Miraculous Catch of Fish

In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus instructed Peter to fish in deep waters, leading to a miraculous catch so large it nearly sank their boats. This prompted Peter, James, and John to leave everything and follow his way.

The scene is best described as happening late in the evening, with a group of exhausted fishermen getting a surprising net of catch.

Jesus and ancient Mediterranean fishermen on fishing boating pulling up overflowing net of fish, cinematic, dramatic lighting, clam sea, sunset, a lot of big fish in net

Miraculous Catch of Fish
Midjourney v6

Prophet Elisha and an army of Angels

Prophet Elisha was known for his miracles. When an enemy army surrounded the city of Dothan, Elisha prayed and God revealed an army of angels to protect them.

Photo of a ancient powerless prophet on back overlooking a lot of angels army with swords covering a mountain, dawn, dramatic lighting, high contrast, cgi

Prophet Elisha and an army of Angels
Stable Diffusion ProtovisionXL HighFidelity 3D

David & Goliath

Young David, armed only with a sling and faith in God, faced the Philistine giant Goliath and struck him down with a single stone. This victory marked David as a hero, illustrating the power of trust in God against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Highlighting the physical contrast between David and Goliath is a good strategy. We can depict a giant Goliath in full armor, contrasting with an underequiped David. Add cinematic keywords to make the battle epic.

photorealistic painting of David with sling shot and a giant Goliath with helmet and sword , epic battle, cinematic, dramatic lighting

David & Goliath
Midjourney v6

Noah’s ark

In the Book of Genesis, God instructs Noah to build an ark to save his family and pairs of every species of animals from a global flood. The ark is the grace of God, ensuring the survival of Noah’s family and the animal kingdom for future generations.

Noah’s ark, animals, dangerous journey, waves, sunset, highly detailed, epic view

Noah's ark
Stable Diffusion ProtovisionXL HighFidelity 3D

Solomon and the wise judgment

The wise King Solomon demonstrated his profound discernment through the judgment of the two women claiming to be the mother of the same baby.

In this iconic case, Solomon proposed to divide the living child in two, revealing the true mother by her willingness to give up her claim to save the child’s life.

Illustrate the biblical scene of King Solomon’s wise judgment, where two women claim to be the mother of a baby. King Solomon is seated on his throne in a grand, ancient courtroom, displaying calm authority and wisdom. He is about to suggest dividing the baby in two, as a test to reveal the true mother’s compassion. The two women stand before him, one desperate and protective, the other cold and calculating. The courtroom is filled with advisors, guards, and citizens, all intently watching the scene unfold. The architecture should reflect the opulence of ancient Israel, with stone columns, intricate carvings, and rich textiles. The atmosphere is tense, with everyone awaiting Solomon’s decision.

Solomon and the wise judgment
DALLE 3

By Andy Wong

Avatar photoAndy Wong is a member of Southern CT Church of Christ.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *