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Bible Verses About Children: 25 Important Scriptures

The mundane world states: “It takes a village to raise a child,” but the truth is, it only takes the guidance and wisdom from Scripture and its beautiful advice. In verses such as Psalms 37:25-26 and Proverbs 20:7, we can even find that the Bible instructs what kind of individuals we should be in order so that our children will be blessed by God. Matthew 10:37 beautifully relays what you should teach your children that their main priority should be, which is Christ.

From raising, educating, guiding and being an example for children; the Bible gives beautiful advice for both parents and children, and gives specific action that parents should take in order to see his or her children become teenagers and adults that glorify God.

At the same time, because of the inherent attributes of children such as candor, innocence, purity and sincerity, Scripture uses children as an example for adults, of the qualities that God never wants us to be missing in our lives.

Bible verses about children

Here Are 25 Important Bible Verses About Children:

1. Psalm 8:2:

2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.”

2. Psalm 37:25-26:

25I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.”

3. Psalm 127:3-5:

3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

Bible verses about children

4. Psalm 128:3:

3 “Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.”

5. Psalm 148:12-13:

12 “Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven.”

6. Proverbs 3:11-12:

11 “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; 12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.”

7. Proverbs 13:22:

22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”

8. Proverbs 13:24:

24 “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.”

Bible verses about children

9. Proverbs: 19:13:

13A foolish son is the ruin of his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.”

10. Proverbs 19:18:

18 “Chasten your son while there is hope, and do not set your heart on his destruction.”

11. Proverbs 20:7:

7 “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.”

12. Proverbs 22:6:

6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Bible verses about children

13. Proverbs 29:15:

15 “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”

14. Proverbs 29:17:

17 “Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your soul.”

15. Jeremiah 1:7:

7 “But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.”

16. Matthew 7:11-12:

11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

17. Matthew 10:37:

37 “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”

Bible verses about children

18. Matthew 11:25-26:

25 “At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.”

19. Matthew 18:1-5:

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”

20. Matthew 19:13-14:

13 “Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

21. Mark 9:36-37:

36 Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

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22. 1 Corinthians 14:20:

20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.”

23. Ephesians 6:1-4:

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

24. Colossians 3:20:

20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”

Bible verses about children

25. 1 Peter 2:1-3:

1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”

I hope you enjoyed these Bible verses about children!

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