53 Bible Verses about How To Raise A Child

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 95 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 / 43 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 34 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.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 21 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.

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 20 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 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-2 ESV / 15 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),

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

John 3:16 ESV / 14 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.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 12 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 14:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 9 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. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Philippians 3:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

Philippians 2:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Matthew 9:1-38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 John 4:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 5:6-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 14:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Matthew 7:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged.

Psalm 1:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”

Genesis 3:14-15 ESV / 6 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.”

2 John 1:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.

1 John 3:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Hebrews 12:1-29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

1 Timothy 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

2 Peter 1:3-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

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