Bible Verses about Children

Bible Verses about Children

Discover Bible verses about children and great scriptures for kids to learn more about God and Jesus.

Children are often referred to in the Bible as a blessing from God. Psalm 127:3 states “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Scripture also mentions the importance of raising children in a righteous manner. Proverbs 22:6 states “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Learn more about children in the Bible from these related scripture quotes. May these Bible verses about children provide wisdom for you and your family.

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Proverbs 20:11 NIV

11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

Read Proverbs 20

Matthew 19:14-15 NIV

14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

Read Matthew 19

Proverbs 29:17-18 NIV

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire. 18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.

Read Proverbs 29

Proverbs 22:6-7 NIV

6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Read Proverbs 22

Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother"-which is the first commandment with a promise- 3 "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."

Read Ephesians 6

Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Read Psalm 127

Matthew 18:10 NIV

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

Read Matthew 18

Proverbs 17:6-8 NIV

6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool- how much worse lying lips to a ruler! 8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.

Read Proverbs 17

Isaiah 54:13-14 NIV

13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. 14 In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.

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Ephesians 6:4-5 NIV

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Read Ephesians 6

Mark 10:13-16 NIV

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

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John 16:21-22 NIV

21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

Read John 16

Colossians 3:18-21 NIV

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Read Colossians 3

Proverbs 29:15 NIV

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Read Proverbs 29

Psalm 113:9 NIV

9 He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.

Read Psalm 113

Proverbs 22:15 NIV

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

Read Proverbs 22

Matthew 18:2-6 NIV

2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. 6 "If anyone causes one of these little ones-those who believe in me-to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

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John 1:12 NIV

12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-

Read John 1

3 John 1:4 NIV

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

Read 3 John 1

Romans 8:14 NIV

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Read Romans 8