100 Bible Verses about Mothers Love

Titus 2:4 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:25-30 ESV / 117 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.” ...

Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 49 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.

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 45 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.

John 19:25-27 ESV / 43 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.

Proverbs 31:25-31 ESV / 41 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 31:30 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 38 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.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

John 19:26-27 ESV / 30 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.

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 29 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 6:1-3 ESV / 29 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 31:10-12 ESV / 29 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 23:25 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 27 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 31:26-27 ESV / 27 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 5:16 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 26 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.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 23 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.

Proverbs 31:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 20 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.

1 Timothy 5:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 20 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.

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 20 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 10:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV / 19 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.

Genesis 21:1-3 ESV / 19 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.

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:4 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 23:22-25 ESV / 17 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 23:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:2-3 ESV / 15 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,

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 14 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.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 14 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.

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.

John 15:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 13 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 1:5-6 ESV / 13 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 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 12 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.

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Samuel 1:26-28 ESV / 12 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.

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ESV / 12 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 3:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 2:51 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20-21 ESV / 11 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.

Colossians 3:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 16:21-22 ESV / 10 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. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Ezekiel 16:44 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 128:5-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

1 John 3:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Colossians 1:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 9 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.

Mark 10:29-30 ESV / 9 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.

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 19:26-27 ESV / 9 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 19:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 5:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 9 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—

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 3:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Psalm 128:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 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,

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