100 Bible Verses about Gods Children

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:14 ESV / 125 helpful votes

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 120 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.

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Mark 10:13-16 ESV / 85 helpful votes

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

John 1:12 ESV / 84 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 77 helpful votes

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 72 helpful votes

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 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.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 69 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.

Romans 8:14 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 64 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.

Psalm 8:2 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 63 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.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 62 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.

Matthew 21:15-16 ESV / 62 helpful votes

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

Galatians 3:26 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 58 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.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 56 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.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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.

John 16:21 ESV / 52 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.

Matthew 18:2-6 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 47 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,

1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Genesis 33:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 45 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.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

Luke 18:15-17 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 42 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 5:1 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Exodus 20:5-6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

1 John 3:10 ESV / 38 helpful votes

By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

Hebrews 12:9-11 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 37 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 9:37 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 36 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.

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

2 Chronicles 34:1-3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images.

Galatians 4:1-5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

John 1:12-13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 31 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 23:13-14 ESV / 31 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 15:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 31 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.

Romans 8:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Psalm 115:14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

May the Lord give you increase, you and your children!

James 1:27 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

1 Timothy 5:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

Matthew 18:12-14 ESV / 29 helpful votes

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 27 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.

John 11:52 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 27 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.

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Mark 9:36-37 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

1 John 3:1-2 ESV / 25 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. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

Romans 8:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Luke 2:51-52 ESV / 24 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. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Ezekiel 20:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“And I said to their children in the wilderness, Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor keep their rules, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Proverbs 24:21-22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

2 Kings 2:22-24 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word that Elisha spoke. He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.

Deuteronomy 31:11-13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

When all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

James 1:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Luke 17:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.

Matthew 19:13-14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 18:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

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