100 Bible Verses about Mothers And Sons

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 27 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.”

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 27 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 25 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 10:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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 31:28 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 14 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 23:22-25 ESV / 13 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.

Matthew 15:4-6 ESV / 12 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 31:25-31 ESV / 12 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 23:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 12 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.

John 19:26-27 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

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.

Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV / 10 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 30:17 ESV / 10 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.

1 John 2:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Galatians 4:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

John 19:25-27 ESV / 9 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.

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 9 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 20:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ESV / 8 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.’

Acts 23:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.”

Luke 1:5-6 ESV / 7 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 23:13-14 ESV / 7 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 18:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 7 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.”

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:5-11 ESV / 6 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? ...

Colossians 3:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 6 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;

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 6 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.

Isaiah 54:1-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. ...

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:26-27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach. Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice?

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV / 6 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.

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 5 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.

2 Corinthians 11:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

John 16:21 ESV / 5 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.

John 2:3-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”

Luke 18:20 ESV / 5 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.’”

Luke 14:26 ESV / 5 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 12:53 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Luke 2:22-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

Luke 1:43 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Mark 10:29-30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

Mark 10:19 ESV / 5 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.’”

Mark 3:31-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:46-50 ESV / 5 helpful votes

While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 10:35 ESV / 5 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 31:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Proverbs 30:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

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 6:20-21 ESV / 5 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.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 5 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.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 5 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.

Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 4 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 ...

Titus 2:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.

Philippians 2:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 4 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Matthew 12:48-50 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Matthew 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,

Proverbs 31:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?

Proverbs 29:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Proverbs 28:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Leviticus 18:7 ESV / 4 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.

Genesis 21:1-3 ESV / 4 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 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

1 John 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

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