100 Bible Verses about Babies

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 53 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.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 47 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.”

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 46 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.

Luke 1:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,

Isaiah 13:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.

Hosea 13:16 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.

2 Kings 6:29 ESV / 27 helpful votes

So we boiled my son and ate him. And on the next day I said to her, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him.’ But she has hidden her son.”

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Galatians 1:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

Deuteronomy 28:53 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And you shall eat the fruit of your womb, the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies shall distress you.

Ezekiel 9:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one on whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house.

2 Kings 15:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

At that time Menahem sacked Tiphsah and all who were in it and its territory from Tirzah on, because they did not open it to him. Therefore he sacked it, and he ripped open all the women in it who were pregnant.

Hebrews 11:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.

Psalm 137:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.

Deuteronomy 2:34 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And we captured all his cities at that time and devoted to destruction every city, men, women, and children. We left no survivors.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 13:18 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.

1 Samuel 15:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Ecclesiastes 10:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility, and your princes feast at the proper time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Psalm 8:2 ESV / 12 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.

2 Kings 8:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.”

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 11 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.

Lamentations 2:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Look, O Lord, and see! With whom have you dealt thus? Should women eat the fruit of their womb, the children of their tender care? Should priest and prophet be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Jeremiah 31:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here.

Isaiah 44:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

Numbers 31:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 16:21 ESV / 10 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.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 9 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.

Matthew 19:14 ESV / 8 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.”

Genesis 3:14-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 18:15-17 ESV / 6 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.”

Mark 10:13-16 ESV / 6 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.

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 6 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.

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 1:27-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Luke 1:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

Mark 10:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Mark 10:14 ESV / 5 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.

Mark 9:36-37 ESV / 5 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.”

Matthew 18:12-14 ESV / 5 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 44:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,

1 Samuel 1:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 5 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—

Hebrews 12:9-11 ESV / 4 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.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 4 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.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 4 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.”

Luke 2:51-52 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 4 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. ...

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 4 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.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 4 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. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 3 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.”

2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 3 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.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 3 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 3 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.

John 1:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)

Matthew 11:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Isaiah 49:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.

Isaiah 7:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 3 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”;

Proverbs 23:22-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Psalm 115:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Job 31:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

2 Chronicles 34:1-3 ESV / 3 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.

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 3 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 3 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.

Exodus 2:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews' children.”

Genesis 33:5 ESV / 3 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.”

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 3 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.”

3 John 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 2 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.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 2 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.

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