100 Bible Verses about Mothers

Proverbs 31:25-30 ESV / 1,649 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 22:6 ESV / 1,061 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:26-27 ESV / 1,031 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.

Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 1,006 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 999 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.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 934 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 919 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 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 703 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.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 667 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 1:8-9 ESV / 641 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 6:20 ESV / 636 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:22-25 ESV / 609 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.

Psalm 139:13 ESV / 586 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 538 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.”

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 520 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 517 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.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 501 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 31:28 ESV / 480 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:51 ESV / 478 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.

2 Kings 4:30 ESV / 427 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.

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 423 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 419 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;

John 19:26-27 ESV / 417 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 17:6 ESV / 416 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 413 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 406 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 403 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:25 ESV / 396 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 389 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 / 376 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.

Genesis 3:20 ESV / 375 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 355 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.

Proverbs 31:10-12 ESV / 347 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.

Matthew 15:4-6 ESV / 342 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 1:8 ESV / 340 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 333 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20-22 ESV / 315 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.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 307 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:25-31 ESV / 303 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.” ...

3 John 1:4 ESV / 300 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 299 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 18:22 ESV / 287 helpful votes

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

John 19:25-27 ESV / 282 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 14:1 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 271 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

Genesis 21:1-3 ESV / 270 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.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 268 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 20:20 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 257 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.

Proverbs 31:26 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 252 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:37 ESV / 248 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.

1 Timothy 5:2 ESV / 243 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:31 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 242 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 241 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.

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 238 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 10:19 ESV / 234 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.’”

Proverbs 11:16 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 1:26-28 ESV / 230 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 217 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:20 ESV / 216 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.’”

Proverbs 6:20-21 ESV / 216 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.

Ezekiel 16:44 ESV / 215 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 211 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 31:28-29 ESV / 207 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 19:26-27 ESV / 206 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 30:11 ESV / 204 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:43 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 200 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.

Proverbs 19:26 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:24 ESV / 191 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:2-3 ESV / 185 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,

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 185 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 184 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.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 183 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.

Galatians 4:26 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 182 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 / 179 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.’

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 168 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 / 167 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 31:10-31 ESV / 166 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. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. ...

Mark 10:29-30 ESV / 165 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 160 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.

John 16:21 ESV / 156 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.

Titus 2:4 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:4-5 ESV / 152 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.

Mark 7:10-12 ESV / 152 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,

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 146 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.”

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 137 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,

Exodus 21:17 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 131 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.”

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 126 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.

Proverbs 31:1 ESV / 124 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

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