100 Bible Verses about Mothers Love

Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 530 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 452 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 22:6 ESV / 429 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 415 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 397 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 1:8-9 ESV / 390 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.

Proverbs 31:25-30 ESV / 353 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.” ...

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:51 ESV / 309 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.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 304 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 298 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.

Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 275 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;

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 272 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Titus 2:4 ESV / 258 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:4 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 245 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 Peter 3:4 ESV / 241 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 239 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 238 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 236 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.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 235 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.”

John 19:26-27 ESV / 235 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.

1 Timothy 5:2 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 216 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:20 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 204 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

Proverbs 31:26-27 ESV / 204 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.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 204 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—

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 200 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 23:25 ESV / 198 helpful votes

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

John 19:25-27 ESV / 196 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.

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 196 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 193 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 31:26 ESV / 192 helpful votes

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 23:22-25 ESV / 191 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.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 187 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 21:1-3 ESV / 186 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.

Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV / 185 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 31:31 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 180 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV / 180 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.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 176 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 172 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:25-31 ESV / 164 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 6:20 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 1:26-28 ESV / 154 helpful votes

And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. 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.

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 152 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 14:1 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 150 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ezekiel 16:44 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:4-6 ESV / 143 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 31:10 ESV / 141 helpful votes

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ESV / 134 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.’

Proverbs 19:26-27 ESV / 133 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 18:22 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20-21 ESV / 127 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.

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 126 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.

Song of Solomon 8:2 ESV / 126 helpful votes

I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother— she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate.

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 125 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 124 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Proverbs 31:28-29 ESV / 124 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.”

Philippians 1:2-3 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

John 3:16 ESV / 121 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.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 119 helpful votes

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

John 16:21 ESV / 114 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.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 113 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 110 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 31:29 ESV / 107 helpful votes

“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 107 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:12 ESV / 106 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 104 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.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 102 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,

Luke 1:5-6 ESV / 99 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.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 97 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:9-10 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 90 helpful votes

House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 89 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. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Ruth 3:5-6 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And she replied, “All that you say I will do.” So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had commanded her.

Colossians 3:24 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 81 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.

Ruth 1:16-17 ESV / 80 helpful votes

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

2 Kings 4:30 ESV / 76 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.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 74 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,

1 John 3:18 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Luke 18:20 ESV / 69 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.’”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 65 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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