BIBLE VERSES

29 Lovely Bible Verses About Children

by Ryan Hart

Updated on May 2, 2020

In this post you’ll learn my favorite bible verses about children.

Being a father myself, I often turn to scripture for guidance on parenting. But, the bible is also filled with many great verses for children as well.

I’m going to share with you one of the most popular quotes from the bible that says children are a blessing and a gift from God (Psalm 127:3). Plus, I’ve included verses about children’s love and obedience that I think you’ll enjoy.

Ready to learn what the bible says about children?

Let’s get started!

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What Does the Bible Say About Children?

Isaiah 54:13 KJV

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Proverbs 1:8-9 KJV

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 13:24 KJV

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverbs 17:6 KJV

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Proverbs 20:11 KJV

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:15 KJV

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 29:17 KJV

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Psalm 8:2 KJV

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 113:9 KJV

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

John 1:12-13 KJV

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 16:21 KJV

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Colossians 3:20 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Colossians 3:21 KJV

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 KJV

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 KJV

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:14 KJV

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 Peter 2:2-3 KJV

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Galatians 3:26 KJV

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

What Did Jesus Say About Children?

Luke 18:16-17 KJV

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Mark 9:37 KJV

Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

Mark 10:13-16 KJV

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Matthew 18:2-6 KJV

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 18:10 KJV

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 19:14 KJV

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 21:15-16 KJV

And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

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Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

Which bible verse about children was your favorite?

Are there any verses I should add to this list?

Either way let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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