Bible Verses About Children- 25 Inspirational Scripture Quotes

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The word of God contains so many great Bible verses about children. Anyone raising children knows how difficult things can get but also what a blessing the children are. I have put together a  list of Bible verses to help understand what the Bible says about children,  the importance of raising and teaching children and some famous children from the Bible. I pray that God speaks to you and touches your heart with these Scriptures. Remember the Bible tells us not to merely listen to the word of God but to do what it says (James 1:22).  Take what your read here, write it down and put it into action!

If you enjoy Christian music, you will love the video and song to the right of this article about leading a family. The song is called “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real.

Raising Godly Children Bible Scripture Quotes

Genesis 18:19   For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

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

Isaiah 54:13  All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of Godmay be competent, equipped for every good work.

Teaching Children Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 4:9  “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  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.

Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.

Matthew 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

2 Timothy 1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Bible Verses About the Discipline of Children

Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Proverbs 29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother

Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

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

Children are A Blessing From God Bible Scriptures

Psalm 113:9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the LORD!

Psalm 127:3-5  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 139:13-16  For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

John 16:21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Famous Children In the Bible

  • Moses

Exodus 2:10 When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”

  • David

1 Samuel 17:33-37 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go,and the LORD be with you!”

  • Josiah

2 Chronicles 34:1-3 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images.

  • Jesus

Luke 2:42-50 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.

Christian Quote About Children

Polly Berrien Berends

“A child needs both to be hugged and unhugged. The hug lets her know she is valuable. The unhug lets her know that she is viable. If you’re always shoving your child away, they will cling to you for love. If you’re always holding them closer, they will cling to you for fear.”

Responding To God’s Word

Has reading what God’s word says about the importance of Children called you to action today? God calls us to be doers of His word and not hearers only. (James 1:22)

Please consider supporting a child that is less fortunate than many. The Compassion program is wonderful in that it teaches kids in difficult situations about Jesus.

Sponsor a Child in Jesus Name with Compassion

Other Good Bible Verse by Topic Readings

25 Bible Verses For Strength

20 Bible Verses About Friendship

15 Quotes from Jesus in the Bible

Source: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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norma headley August 13, 2014 at 3:37 am

HI thank you for all the scripture references about children, I am the children’s coordinator for Hosanna Assembly of God church on culebra road off 1604 san antonio tx and sometimes between work and other things that come up don’t seem to have enough time to gather all the information want needs. God’s blessings on you continue to inspire others with the help you provide them with.


lsline rostick August 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

thanks for the scriptures, what to do when our children go astray. I raised them up in the Lord.


katto samuel December 6, 2015 at 3:01 am

wow this is so amaving,can i get a bible lesson for my children every day.


Maxine Klan December 11, 2015 at 4:35 am

Thank you for this information. One of my ESL students from Turkey asked about how to pray for children. This article will be a good springboard for her. Helpful and appreciated. Maxine


Una Riley July 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm

I have been trying to find the scripture that said children will be having I have read the bible through and through but never saw that scripture, pls tell me if you ever saw that bible verse in the bible

thank you


Mary Lou September 16, 2016 at 5:39 pm

I’m looking for a bible verse to comfort a friend who lost her baby. Can you help?


Joseph Jayaraj October 8, 2016 at 8:25 am

This is very useful … this is great too ….


Holly M October 27, 2016 at 8:59 am

Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
I lost 2 babies and this scripture really has carried me through some dark days!! It shows me that God knows our children & each of us before we are even formed in the womb! Therefore, we are special to Him and loved by Him in the way He loves us after we are born! This shows me that my babies will be with Jesus in Heaven when my day of judgement arrives! I love my babies so much and I know He loves them even more and one day we will all be together again!


Lee November 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

Matthew 21:16 “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, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”


Lorenzo Covarrubias December 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Using these verses for prayers over my future children!!!


Marvelous Sigauke March 28, 2017 at 8:33 am

Children belong to families. Why do we say so??? please help


Harvey Ehi Okharedia April 24, 2017 at 4:19 am

were in the bible that say cause be that woman who can bear a child


Jack Wellman April 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

Perhaps it is in 1st Samuel about Hannah?


Tibebu Solomon August 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

Thanks for your support. God bless your ministry


Issa Issa September 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm

amaving and marvelous comments love love love the bible love my five children


Issa Issa September 3, 2017 at 9:59 pm

… HELLO, Josh.
… thank U for your BEAUTIFUL verses… reminds me of my 33 grandchildren and CHILDREN!


Owor Emmanuel September 12, 2017 at 11:25 am

i been encouraged so much by these Bible verses about children.


PATRICIA RODGERS October 1, 2017 at 9:45 am

Hello Me and my husband been trying to have a baby of my own children sometimes I feel like God didn’t love me because he didn’t bless me With his precious gift A child I people say to me That I’m no good because God didn’t bless me with my own children my husband went outside I’ll marriage and had 3 outside baby on me and now we are living apart sometime I feel like I’m all alone I’m going thru hard time I just lost my car I have no on to help me with my sick mother the same people I help when they was down and need my help turn their back on me they didn’t help me like I always help them


Jack Wellman October 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Praying for you right now Mrs. Rodgers. I am sure others who read this will join me. I am sorry for your pain. And what those people said to you, ” people say to me That I’m no good because God didn’t bless” is shameful and not true. How uncaring and insensitive. I would ignore what they think What God thinks matters. You are not alone. God can do all things. Let’s pray for a miracle baby….and, do you have finances to handle an adoption? I used to work for an adoption agency and so many thousands and thousands of precious little children are waiting for mommy and daddy.


Nana November 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

Patricia it sound like you have lost your husband, friends and Finances. I want to encourage you right now that God has never forgotten about you and is closer than a whispered prayer. Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Your breakthrough & victory is closer than you think. Don’t be discouraged, keep pushing forward until the finish mark. Read Ps.23:1-6. God bless you.


Philip Fazal Masih March 22, 2019 at 5:57 am

My Dear Sister, Warm Greetings from Agra, India.
Please assure my prayers for you. Just have faith on God for your miracle. I believe God has a wonderful plans for your life. He is going to bless in a mighty way. I am praying for you. I am also gone through same pain loosing my job I was working with Compassion International releasing children from Poverty. God has its own way of working. Praying for you and for your miracle. God bless you
Thanks & Regards
Your brother
Philip Masih
[email protected]


Sheri January 22, 2018 at 1:15 am

Hi! I love the cartoon picture of the kids holding hands around the globe! Is that copyrighted or would I be able to use it? Thank you so much for your time!


Jack Wellman January 22, 2018 at 8:31 am

It is not ours to share I am afraid. We purchase these and are not able to share them since they are copyright material. I am sorry but thank you for being honest enough to ask.


Frances Rodriguez February 24, 2018 at 11:09 am

the picture of the little children and the world where can I get a copy of it. I think it’s awesome.


Chinga Govhati March 10, 2020 at 4:05 am

To Patricia Rodgers and Philip Masih, may the Lord come through for both of you. Praying for you right now. He is faithful


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