Friday May 13, 2022

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Children

 

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 4,966 helpful votes

 

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 3,884 helpful votes

 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 3,021 helpful votes

 

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 2,969 helpful votes

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 2,704 helpful votes

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 2,599 helpful votes

 

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 2,545 helpful votes

 

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 1,980 helpful votes

 

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Mark 10:13-16 ESV / 1,720 helpful votes

 

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Matthew 19:14 ESV / 1,588 helpful votes

 

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 1,565 helpful votes

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 1,541 helpful votes

 

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

John 16:21 ESV / 1,530 helpful votes

 

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 1,508 helpful votes

 

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 1,508 helpful votes

 

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 1,471 helpful votes

 

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 1,405 helpful votes

 

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 1,400 helpful votes

 

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 1,399 helpful votes

 

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 1,368 helpful votes

 

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Mark 10:14 ESV / 1,366 helpful votes

 

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 1,347 helpful votes

 

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 1,315 helpful votes

 

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 1,306 helpful votes

 

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Psalm 8:2 ESV / 1,266 helpful votes

 

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 1,176 helpful votes

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 1,151 helpful votes

 

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Matthew 21:15-16 ESV / 1,106 helpful votes

 

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

Matthew 18:2-6 ESV / 1,059 helpful votes

 

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 1,042 helpful votes

 

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

John 1:12 ESV / 1,035 helpful votes

 

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Genesis 33:5 ESV / 1,032 helpful votes

 

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

3 John 1:4 ESV / 1,031 helpful votes

 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Romans 8:14 ESV / 1,018 helpful votes

 

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 1,012 helpful votes

 

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 972 helpful votes

 

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

James 1:17 ESV / 949 helpful votes

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 947 helpful votes

 

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 873 helpful votes

 

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 863 helpful votes

 

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Luke 18:15-17 ESV / 852 helpful votes

 

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

John 3:16 ESV / 838 helpful votes

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 19:13-15 ESV / 837 helpful votes

 

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.

Hebrews 12:9-11 ESV / 836 helpful votes

 

Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Mark 9:37 ESV / 836 helpful votes

 

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Matthew 18:1-3 ESV / 827 helpful votes

 

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 826 helpful votes

 

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Mark 9:36-37 ESV / 811 helpful votes

 

And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 779 helpful votes

 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 774 helpful votes

 

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 735 helpful votes

 

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 717 helpful votes

 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 702 helpful votes

 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 693 helpful votes

 

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 681 helpful votes

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 679 helpful votes

 

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Matthew 19:13-14 ESV / 678 helpful votes

 

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Luke 18:16 ESV / 673 helpful votes

 

But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 ESV / 666 helpful votes

 

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 643 helpful votes

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 636 helpful votes

 

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 633 helpful votes

 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 632 helpful votes

 

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Psalm 127:1-5 ESV / 621 helpful votes

 

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 605 helpful votes

 

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 597 helpful votes

 

For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV / 588 helpful votes

 

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Exodus 20:5-6 ESV / 574 helpful votes

 

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

1 John 5:21 ESV / 571 helpful votes

 

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Romans 8:16 ESV / 571 helpful votes

 

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Luke 17:2 ESV / 564 helpful votes

 

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Matthew 18:12-14 ESV / 535 helpful votes

 

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Acts 16:31 ESV / 512 helpful votes

 

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 8:19 ESV / 505 helpful votes

 

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 503 helpful votes

 

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 503 helpful votes

 

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 497 helpful votes

 

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

2 Chronicles 34:1-3 ESV / 491 helpful votes

 

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 477 helpful votes

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Galatians 3:26-27 ESV / 467 helpful votes

 

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 467 helpful votes

 

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Galatians 3:26 ESV / 453 helpful votes

 

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

1 John 3:2-3 ESV / 449 helpful votes

 

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV / 448 helpful votes

 

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 437 helpful votes

 

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Isaiah 38:19 ESV / 424 helpful votes

 

The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 423 helpful votes

 

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 417 helpful votes

 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Luke 2:52 ESV / 413 helpful votes

 

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

James 1:27 ESV / 406 helpful votes

 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 393 helpful votes

 

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Psalm 115:14 ESV / 387 helpful votes

 

May the Lord give you increase, you and your children!

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 ESV / 386 helpful votes

 

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 379 helpful votes

 

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;

2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 362 helpful votes

 

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 20:7 ESV / 362 helpful votes

 

The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 346 helpful votes

 

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 330 helpful votes

 

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 300 helpful votes

 

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 282 helpful votes

 

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

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