Bible Verses about Parents

Bible Verses about Parents

Bible Verses about Parents and Parenting

Browse a collection of Bible verses about parents and parenting in a Godly way! Discover the biblical teachings about parenting and training our children in the ways and faith of the Lord.

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

May these Bible verses about parents inspire you to be a righteous parent or prepare for parenting as a Christian! God bless all parents!

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Ephesians 6:1-4 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." 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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Colossians 3:21 NIV

21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Read Colossians 3

1 Timothy 3:4-5 NIV

4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)

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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV

8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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Exodus 20:12 NIV

12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Read Exodus 20

2 Corinthians 12:14 NIV

14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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Psalm 103:13 NIV

13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

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Psalm 127:3 NIV

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.

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Proverbs 1:8-9 NIV

8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

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Proverbs 13:24 NIV

24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

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Proverbs 17:6 NIV

6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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Proverbs 22:6 NIV

6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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Proverbs 23:13 NIV

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.

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Proverbs 23:22 NIV

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

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Proverbs 29:15-17 NIV

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother. 16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. 17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.

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Proverbs 30:17 NIV

17 "The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.

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Titus 2:4 NIV

4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,

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Matthew 10:37 NIV

37 "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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Colossians 3:20 NIV

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

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Isaiah 49:15 NIV

15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

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