100 Bible Verses about Mother

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Proverbs 31:28-29 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 23 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.

Proverbs 23:22-25 ESV / 21 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. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

John 19:26-27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.

Luke 1:43 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

Proverbs 30:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.

Mark 7:10-12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother,

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 15 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.

Proverbs 19:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 13 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.”

Mark 10:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”

Isaiah 66:12-13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Galatians 4:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Titus 2:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 11 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.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 11 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.

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 10 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 23:13-14 ESV / 10 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.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 10 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.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Leviticus 18:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

Matthew 15:4-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

1 Timothy 2:11-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Matthew 10:35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 28:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “That is no transgression,” is a companion to a man who destroys.

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 8 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 139:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 19:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”

Exodus 21:22-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Exodus 21:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Mark 3:35 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Proverbs 31:25-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” ...

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 19:25-27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Luke 1:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

Psalm 51:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Genesis 3:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Hebrews 12:5-11 ESV / 5 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? ...

Luke 2:51 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 5 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.”

Proverbs 31:26-27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 23:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

2 Kings 8:12 ESV / 5 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.”

2 Kings 4:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the mother of the child said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 4 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 1:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Luke 11:27-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Luke 2:1-52 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. ...

Matthew 1:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ...

Ezekiel 16:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.’

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Job 3:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’

1 Peter 3:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

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.

Luke 14:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 1:5-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

Proverbs 31:25-30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” ...

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ESV / 3 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— how on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’

Genesis 21:1-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 2 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:4-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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