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Bible verses for: Parenting

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  • Proverbs 22:6
    Train up a child in the way he should go,
    And when he is old he will not depart from it.

     
  • Ephesians 6:1-5
    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;
     
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9
    "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 'And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
     
  • Proverbs 22:15
    Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
    The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

     
  • Isaiah 3:1-7
    For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts,
    Takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah
    The stock and the store,
    The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;
    The mighty man and the man of war,
    The judge and the prophet,
    And the diviner and the elder;
    The captain of fifty and the honorable man,
    The counselor and the skillful artisan,
    And the expert enchanter.
    " I will give children to be their princes,
    And babes shall rule over them.
    The people will be oppressed,
    Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;
    The child will be insolent toward the elder,
    And the base toward the honorable."
    When a man takes hold of his brother
    In the house of his father, saying,
    “ You have clothing;
    You be our ruler,
    And let these ruins be under your power,”
    In that day he will protest, saying,
    “ I cannot cure your ills,
    For in my house is neither food nor clothing;
    Do not make me a ruler of the people.”

     
  • Proverbs 29:15
    The rod and rebuke give wisdom,
    But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

     
  • Malachi 2:13-16
    And this is the second thing you do:
    You cover the altar of the LORD with tears,
    With weeping and crying;
    So He does not regard the offering anymore,
    Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.
    Yet you say, "For what reason?"
    Because the LORD has been witness
    Between you and the wife of your youth,
    With whom you have dealt treacherously;
    Yet she is your companion
    And your wife by covenant.
    But did He not make them one,
    Having a remnant of the Spirit?
    And why one?
    He seeks godly offspring.
    Therefore take heed to your spirit,
    And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.
    " For the LORD God of Israel says
    That He hates divorce,
    For it covers one"s garment with violence,"
    Says the LORD of hosts.
    " Therefore take heed to your spirit,
    That you do not deal treacherously."

     
  • Romans 9:22
    What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
     
  • 2 Timothy 3:1-5
    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
     
  • Genesis 2:24
    Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
     
  • Exodus 20:12
    "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

     
  • Exodus 21:12-17
    “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. However, if he did not lie in wait, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee. “But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from My altar, that he may die. "And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. "He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death. "And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
     
  • Leviticus 19:2-3
    "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: "You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. "Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.
     
  • Proverbs 29:18
    Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
    But happy is he who keeps the law.

     
  • John 15:4-5
    Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
     
  • Genesis 3:16-19
    To the woman He said:
    "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
    In pain you shall bring forth children;
    Your desire shall be for your husband,
    And he shall rule over you." Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, "You shall not eat of it":
    "Cursed is the ground for your sake;
    In toil you shall eat of it
    All the days of your life.

    Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
    And you shall eat the herb of the field.

    In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
    Till you return to the ground,
    For out of it you were taken;
    For dust you are,
    And to dust you shall return."
     
  • 1 Kings 1:5-6
    Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king”; and he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. (And his father had not rebuked him at any time by saying, “Why have you done so?” He was also very good-looking. His mother had borne him after Absalom.)
     
  • Psalm 127:3
    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
    The fruit of the womb is a reward.

     
  • Ecclesiastes 11:9-10
    Rejoice, O young man, in your youth,
    And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth;
    Walk in the ways of your heart,
    And in the sight of your eyes;
    But know that for all these
    God will bring you into judgment.
    Therefore remove sorrow from your heart,
    And put away evil from your flesh,
    For childhood and youth are vanity.
     
  • Isaiah 3:12
    As for My people, children are their oppressors,
    And women rule over them.
    O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,
    And destroy the way of your paths."
     
  • Malachi 4:5-6
    Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
    Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
    And he will turn
    The hearts of the fathers to the children,
    And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
    Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.'
     
  • John 8:44
    You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
    For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 13:11
    When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
     
  • Galatians 5:16-17
    I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
     
  • Ephesians 2:1-3
    And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
     
  • Ephesians 4:12-16
    for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
     
  • Ephesians 5:22
    Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
     
  • Colossians 3:21
    Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
     
  • 1 John 3:1-2
    Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
     
  • Genesis 6:5
    Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
     
  • Deuteronomy 11:19
    You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
     
  • Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    '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 who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. And they shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.' Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.
     
  • Deuteronomy 30:19
    I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
     
  • Psalm 128:1-6
    Blessed is every one who fears the LORD,
    Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands,
    You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
    Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
    In the very heart of your house,
    Your children like olive plants
    All around your table.
    Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
    Who fears the LORD. The LORD bless you out of Zion,
    And may you see the good of Jerusalem
    All the days of your life.
    Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!

     
  • Proverbs 4:1
    Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
    And give attention to know understanding;

     
  • Proverbs 20:11
    Even a child is known by his deeds,
    Whether what he does is pure and right.

     
  • Proverbs 20:20
    Whoever curses his father or his mother,
    His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

     
  • Ecclesiastes 12:13
    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
    Fear God and keep His commandments,
    For this is man's all.

     
  • Isaiah 1:4-6
    Alas, sinful nation,
    A people laden with iniquity,
    A brood of evildoers,
    Children who are corrupters!
    They have forsaken the LORD,
    They have provoked to anger
    The Holy One of Israel,
    They have turned away backward.
    Why should you be stricken again?
    You will revolt more and more.
    The whole head is sick,
    And the whole heart faints.
    From the sole of the foot even to the head,
    There is no soundness in it,
    But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
    They have not been closed or bound up,
    Or soothed with ointment.

     
  • Ezekiel 18:20
    The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
     
  • Malachi 2:11
    Judah has dealt treacherously,
    And an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem,
    For Judah has profaned
    The LORD"s holy institution which He loves:
    He has married the daughter of a foreign god.

     
  • Matthew 6:24
    “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
     
  • Matthew 15:19
    For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
     
  • John 17:3
    And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
     
  • Romans 1:18-19
    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
     
  • Romans 1:22
    Professing to be wise, they became fools,
     
  • Romans 7:18
    For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
     
  • Romans 7:23-24
    But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
     
  • Romans 8:16-17
    The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
     
  • Romans 8:29
    For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
     
  • Romans 11:28-29
    Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 12:7
    But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
     
  • 1 Corinthians 12:17-19
    If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
     
  • 1 Corinthians 12:26
    And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
     
  • Ephesians 5:25-30
    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
     
  • Philippians 2:3
    Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
     
  • Philippians 2:5
    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
     
  • Philippians 2:8
    And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
     
  • 1 Timothy 5:8
    But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
     
  • 2 Timothy 1:7
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
     
  • Hebrews 4:1
    Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
     
  • 2 Peter 3:3-4
    knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."
     
  • Revelation 3:10-11
    Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
     


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