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90+ Bible Verses About Children to Build a Strong Foundation

Written By John Noonan
Last updated: May 23, 2023

As a parent, spouse, or simply an individual with a heart for the younger generation, it's important to understand what the Bible has to say about children. I have compiled a list of more than 90 Bible verses about children to reflect upon and cherish. These Scriptures inspire, guide, and provide comfort to those seeking wisdom and support in the responsibility and joy of raising children.

From the earliest chapters of Genesis to the words of Jesus in the Gospels, the Bible repeatedly emphasizes the importance of children and the role they play in God's Kingdom. These Bible verses about children will not only serve as a reminder of the blessings that children bring to our lives but also provide guidance on how to encourage their spiritual growth.

I invite you to join me in navigating through these Bible passages, whether you're a parent, an educator, or just someone who appreciates the beauty and innocence of a child. May these verses inspire you, bring you comfort, and help guide your journey in raising and nurturing the children God has entrusted to you.

Psalms 127:3 Bible - Verses About Children

Inspiring Verses About Children's Blessings

1. Psalms 127:3

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

2. Psalms 127:4-5

"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!"

3. Genesis 33:5

"Behold, I have given birth to children. They are indeed a reward and a blessing from God."

4. Proverbs 17:6

"Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children."

5. Psalms 113:9

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

6. Psalms 139:13-14

"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."

7. Mark 10:14

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

8. Matthew 18:5

"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."

9. Proverbs 22:6

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

10. Ephesians 6:4

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

Colossians 3:21 - Bible Verses About Children

11. Colossians 3:21

"Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged."

12. Proverbs 29:17

"Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul."

13. Job 42:15

"In all the land no women were found so beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers."

14. 1 Samuel 1:27

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him."

Psalm 8:2

"Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger."

15. Jeremiah 1:5

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

16. Psalm 139:13

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

17. Matthew 18:10

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

18. Isaiah 54:13

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

19. Matthew 19:14

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

20. Proverbs 4:1

"Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding."

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Proverbs 1:8-9 - Bible Verses About Children

Guidance on Raising Godly Children

21. Proverbs 1:8-9

"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck."

22. Ephesians 6:1

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

23. Colossians 3:20

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

24. Proverbs 23:13-14

"Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death."

25. Hebrews 12:7

"Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?"

26. Proverbs 22:15

"Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away."

27. Philippians 2:14-15

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation."

28. Proverbs 20:11

"Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right."

29. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

30. Proverbs 13:24

"Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them."

2 Timothy 1:5 - Bible Verses About Children

31. 2 Timothy 1:5

"I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."

32. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

"Teach your children diligently."

33. Galatians 6:9

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

34. 2 Timothy 3:14-15

"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures…"

35. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

"For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory."

Verses Celebrating Childlike Faith

36. Matthew 18:3

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

37. Mark 9:36-37

"He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.'"

38. Luke 18:17

"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

39. 1 Corinthians 14:20

"Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults."

40. Matthew 21:15-16

"But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, 'Hosanna to the Son of David,' they were indignant. 'Do you hear what these children are saying?' they asked him. 'Yes,' replied Jesus, 'have you never read: 'From the lips of children and infants, you have ordained praise'?'

Mark 10:15 - Bible Verses About Children

41. Mark 10:15

"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

42. Matthew 18:4

"Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

43. Psalm 131:2

"I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content."

44. Isaiah 11:6

"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them."

45. Matthew 11:25

"At that time Jesus said, 'I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.'"

46. Luke 9:48

"Then he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.'"

47. 1 Peter 2:2

"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation."

48. Romans 12:10

"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."

49. Matthew 19:13

"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them."

50. Romans 8:16

"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children."

Genesis 21:1-2  - Bible Verses About Children

Comforting Scriptures for Barren Couples

51. Genesis 21:1-2

"Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him."

52. Genesis 17:17

"Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, 'Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?'"

53. Isaiah 66:9

"Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?" says the Lord. 'Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?' says your God."

54. Genesis 25:21

"Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant."

55. Ruth 4:13

"So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son."

56. 1 Samuel 1:5-6

"But to Hannah, he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb. Because the Lord had closed Hannah's womb, her rival would keep provoking her to irritate her."

57. 1 Samuel 1:11

"And she made a vow, saying, 'Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.'"

58. 1 Samuel 1:20

"So in the course of time, Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, 'Because I asked the Lord for him.'"

59. 1 Samuel 2:21

"And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord."

60. Luke 1:7

"But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old."

61. Luke 1:13

"But the angel said to him: 'Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.'"

Hebrews 11:11 - Bible Verses About Children

62. Hebrews 11:11

"And by faith, even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise."

63 .Genesis 30:22

"Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive."

64. Genesis 29:31

"When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless."

65. Psalm 113:9

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord."

66. Exodus 23:26

"And none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span."

67. Deuteronomy 7:14

"You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock."

68. Ecclesiastes 11:5

"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things."

69. Galatians 4:27

"For it is written: 'Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.'"

70. Psalm 128:3

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

Proverbs 31:26 - Bible Verses About Children

Parenthood Wisdom from Biblical Heroes

71. Proverbs 31:26

"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue."

72. Proverbs 31:28

"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."

73. Psalm 34:11

"Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord."

74. Proverbs 14:26

"Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge."

75. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."

76. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

77. Titus 2:7

"In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness."

78. Acts 16:1

"Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer, but whose father was a Greek."

79. Proverbs 10:1

"A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother."

80. Proverbs 15:20

"A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother."

Proverbs 6:20 - Bible Verses About Children

81. Proverbs 6:20

"My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching."

82. Proverbs 23:22-23

"Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it—wisdom, instruction, and insight as well."

83 .Proverbs 13:1

"A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes."

84. Proverbs 3:11-12

"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in."

85. Judges 13:8

"Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: 'Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.'"

86. Proverbs 23:24

"The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him."

87. Proverbs 20:7

"The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them."

88. Ephesians 5:1

"Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children."

89. Proverbs 29:15

"A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother."

90. Proverbs 4:10

"Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many."

Proverbs 15:5 - Bible Verses About Children

91. Proverbs 15:5

"A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence."

92. Proverbs 4:20

"My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words."

The Bible is a rich source of wisdom, guidance, and comfort for parents, future parents, and anyone who cherishes the younger generation. These Bible verses about children remind us of the immense blessings they bring into our lives and offer guidance for raising them in a godly manner. They also celebrate the beauty of childlike faith and provide comfort to barren couples, while showcasing the wisdom of biblical heroes who embraced parenthood wholeheartedly.

As we face the daily joys and challenges of nurturing the children in our lives, let us turn to these Scriptures for inspiration and guidance. May we always remember the importance of fostering their spiritual growth and sharing the love of God with them. In doing so, we not only help create a brighter future for them but also for the world around us as we bring up children dedicated to His purposes. No matter what stage of life you are in, these Bible verses about children serve as a reminder that we are all God's children, and our ultimate goal is to nurture and lead the next generation into His loving arms.

Charles Eames

John Noonan is a passionate writer who delves into religious topics with great depth and insight. His articles and essays are thought-provoking and inspiring, offering a unique perspective on the intersection of faith, morality, and contemporary issues. John's extensive research and knowledge of religious history and theology make him a highly respected voice in the field.

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