37 Bible Verses about How To Train Your Children

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 55 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 49 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 / 47 helpful votes

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

Psalm 78:5-7 ESV / 44 helpful votes

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 23 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.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Acts 5:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 16 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 34:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Hebrews 12:5-11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 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? ...

Titus 2:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

Ephesians 6:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Luke 1:44 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Proverbs 18:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

1 Timothy 5:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

John 4:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Luke 2:51 ESV / 10 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.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 10 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—

Acts 9:1-43 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. ...

Job 4:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Hebrews 10:19-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

Deuteronomy 8:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.

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