Scriptures Dealing with Children

July 6, 2008

The following listing of verses in the Bible mention children.

Ps 8:2
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Ps 37:25
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Ps 72:4
He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.

Ps 78:5-7
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers
to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Ps 127:3-5
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Matt 11:25
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

Matt 18:3-6
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter
the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matt 19:13-15
Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the
disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

Matt 21:15-16
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?”

Matt 27:25
All the people answered, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!”

Mark 9:35-37
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Mark 10:13-16
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 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. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

Luke 10:21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and
earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little
children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.

Luke 11:13
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 18:15-17
People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

John 1:12-13
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of
God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Acts 2:39
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off– for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Acts 21:5-6
But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home.

2 Cor 6:13
As a fair exchange– I speak as to my children– open wide your hearts also.

Eph 5:1-2
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Eph 6:1-4
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”– which is the first commandment with a promise–”that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Col 3:20-21
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Heb 2:13
And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given
me.”

Heb 2:13
And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given
me.”

II Jn 1:4
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

3 Jn 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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One Response to “Scriptures Dealing with Children”

  1. M kane on July 12th, 2013 8:06 pm

    This is very encouraging!

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