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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{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

Oluwatoyin Adeyemi December 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

The Lord is worthy.


Kevin May 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

This cannot be said enough.


james delinois December 20, 2011 at 7:33 am

Parents PLEASE, teach your children the words of God so when you died they wont be lost.This is the only gift you can give them. thank you. God bless you.


Josh December 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

Thanks for your comment James and what an important reminder that is.


Amy Friend September 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

This was very helpfull to me.I am a teacher at Faith Academey and I do so many lessons with the children on the Bible.I love the verse’s of the children.Thanks so much!!!God Bless


NAYNAY July 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm



james delinois December 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I love the entire law of God the ten commandment.They help me a lot as sinner.But i know they can not save me. only the blood of Jesus shed for me on calvary can save me.When i make a mistake i feel very bad and can not sleep at all.I Know i broke the law and i regret because of the ten commandment.This is the word of God IN 2 timothy 3 :16-17 and in john 3:16 I SAW HOW God love us.Brother Billy Graham is someone that i love a lot because of his love for God ‘He put his entire life to serve the Lord with his family.What he said in Christian quote about children is true it’s in the Bible in the book of proverbs.


lombe January 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

Hi, i love the verses and i request that you pray with me so that God grants me the wisdom to raise my children in the Lord. In this age so many things have gone wrong and i dont want my children to land themselves into situations in which they will be unable to come out from. May the Lord be praised.


Mary January 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm

To Lombe,
Amen, Amen to what you wrote. It is the God’s truth that so many kids have gone /are down the wrong path. we must keep telling our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews about our Father.


Mark February 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Should mention at least a woman or two under “Famous Children in the Bible.”


Pam February 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Hi Mark, I just saw your comment. Do you have some female famous children of the Bible that you can share with us? Just curious. Thanks for stopping by!


Sopheap Mao September 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Miriam, Moses’ big sister!


Marina Gaytan Melendez July 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

In reply to Mark on Feb.13,[email protected]:55pm, about the mention of a woman or two in the “Famous children in the Bible” WHICH BETTER MENTION OF A WOMAN IN THE BIBLE THAN “Our Blessed Virgen Mary, the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all mankind, which by her obidience to our Creator, our Father, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary gave Birth to our Savior, Jesus Christ by whom ALL CHRISTIANS who turn their lives over to Jesus Christ will have eternal life. “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me, even though he dies, shall live forever” John 11:25
Our Blessed Mother Mary should be Venerated and
Loved by all followers of Jesus Christ. Amen.


Leslie February 24, 2012 at 7:32 am

My 9 year old daughter is stressed about her tests at school today. Help pray she feels the calm of the Lord wash over her and she recalls all she was learned and knows give her strength in today knowing she can do all things in Christ. He will take her through it.


Dany March 2, 2012 at 12:55 am

Thank you Josh for reminding me these precious verses which uplifted me, to keep pressing forward and teaching God’s value to my daughters. Regarding the outcome of the brain surgery that I should undergo very soon, I affirm that my daughters would be in good hands – those of our GOD:)Praise, honour and glory to our Almighty LORD JESUS!!!!


Pam March 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hi Dany, I saw your comment here and just had to say AMEN!

Josh is a great writer and a Daddy too, so I know this particular topic is near and dear to his heart. Don’t forget to listen to that Sanctus Real song in the upper right of this page. It will bless you as it is a testimony of the man who sings it. The Lord laid upon his heart the importance being the Spiritual leader in his family and so he composed the song to bless others and honour the Lord.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words of encouragement here for us. I must echo “Praise, honour and glory to the Almighty LORD JESUS!!!


Mr Olowojesiku Omotayo M. July 16, 2012 at 3:47 am

I thank God almight for give you wisdom and understand to gather this scriptures together; Train your child in the way he should go; it help me alot during my coaching children for anniverstry, may the Lord continue give you wisdom.


Jennifer March 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I have given a gift of knowledge from God and He use that gift for me to know it’s true so I have said to a family friend Becky and she did get married to a man named Daniel they are happy to be together. Now God did have a plan for them to have a child to born so I’ve said to Becky that she’s going to have twins. And she did have twins in her womb right now it was a mircale that I have said to her so she’s happy to hear it from me.


yemi April 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

Miriam was also a famous child in the scripture.
As a young girl Miriam saved her brother Moses, Exodus 2:1-10. She was a very wise girl who cannot be forgoten in the biography of Isreal, no wonder she grew to become a prophetess, The song of Miriam, Exodus 15:20-21. This fragment of the Song of Miriam is one of the oldest poetic couplets in the Old Testament. It is an example of a literary genre devoted to celebrating military victories with triumphal poems. Number 12 The story acknowledged that Miriam and Aaron were both popular leaders, but they were bound by the Law, represented by Moses. She died a hero of faith. Numbers 20:1-2. Miriam died in a waterless place in the wilderness, but God subsequently caused water to appear. there


nakato ruth April 30, 2012 at 2:50 am

hi, josh thanks for these verses they really convict me of my work towards teaching children every time may God bless you


soski May 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

i lv dis.our kids are our future i tink articles like dis will help us 4cus more on a great generation.cos deyll b arond afta we are gone


mssuses June 5, 2012 at 2:02 am

I read the bible and I read at one point it was important not to hold anger in the actions of siblings that occur when you are children example actions of hurtful nature , as children don’t fully understand there actions, but only when sibling become an adult can they perpetuate sins against one another. I want to revisit this scripture and am unable to find it ,can you help me? I am not talking about reference to forgiveness sin of the father , I know it’s important to forgive all.


rani reddy June 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I read the Your points
In new testament there is lots of verses are available forgiveness SIN.
matthew 6:14-15
matthew 26:28
1john 1:9
acts 3:19
2corinthians 5:17
daniel 9:9
mark 11:25… There is your answers please read all verses
care fully all mighty lord with you AMEN.


rani reddy June 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

please read the bible with your children,and share your testamony what jesus done your life,there is only one way
to encourge your children.if we try every
thing is possible.AMEN.


Mary January 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

My granddaughter tells me that she likes to hear me call on Jesus. Bless her heart for listening


Will July 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Grace and peace to you all from GOD the father and our lord Jesus ChriEph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. st


Janna July 8, 2012 at 1:04 am

Hi I have a queston? Well my daughter is 9 year old and her father has her and I can only talk to her for 15 minutes every other day and when I speak to her I tell her and read about the bible the good and the sins. Her dad gets on the phone and yells at me for talking to her about the bible. What can I do?


Susan July 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Do you have a custody arrangement? If so, check your paperwork. Most friend of the court orders specify no interference of either parent in the instruction of the other parent’s religion. Also double-check the communication and visitation guidelines; 15 minutes every other day sounds a little off. If you’re not the primary physical custody holder, usually you’ll get every other weekend, one evening during the week, every other holiday, and six weeks during the summer.

If you do not have a custody arrangement through the courts, check into it. It does not sound like the arrangement that you have is working well.


Mary January 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Pray for him. God will take care of you for during this time with your daughter. Your husband will change it takes time. Remember pray for him everyday that God renews his mind.


Olumuyiwa Meshach July 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I love your articles,they are inspiring,educating and interesting.keep it up.


Prune Picker July 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I once read a scripture that said that the Holy Spirit would be passed on to your children & your children’s children.

I can’t find it anymore. I did read it in King James & I now use the paraphrased edition, but I would like to find that one again.

Thank you:


Prune Picker July 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Once I read a scripture, in King James, that said that the gifts of the Holy Spirit would be passed on to your children & your children’s children.

I can’t find it anymore. I hope that you can locate it for me.


Prune Picker July 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I don’t understand what you want.


Dominique Paige July 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This is an Amazing article I looove it!!! Continue to do God’s will.


Dalyopvincent July 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

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RandomNoun August 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

There’s nothing quite like using ancient scripture to justify beating children with sticks.


Robin Mason August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

First off i want to say these are some of the scriptures i have been needing so thank you for them and Thank God for giving them to you to share with us.

@RandomNoun so many people misinterpret the spare the rod verse did you know that discipline comes in many forms not just physical and the ancient text is far different from the english text as a Human we often think the worst when in fact the literal translation means to spank a child that needs it not necessarily with a stick but physical discipline is very important to a childs growth and strength sorry i said so much and im not judging just trying to help educate.


Nana September 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

May GOD bless u all


JYOTHI October 16, 2012 at 7:51 am

thank you for making all these referneces so easily available.Christianity is not a religion, it is a way of life. I hope we can speak and be the people God meant us to be so our children too will learnto live that way .these resources will surely help us all.


Jegede Godwin Olusegun October 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

Jesus is Lord


David October 19, 2012 at 6:22 am

Where is it said in the bible that children or people never age in
Heaven ?


Abel Nand October 24, 2012 at 5:21 am

A child is a gift from God, therefore a hug a day will keep the bug away.


Douglas Frempong December 23, 2012 at 1:57 am

Thanks a million for sharing this important message that is a must read, not only for all parents but also for all who want to see meaningful Christian growth in their own children as well as those in our world. Bravo!


trenton titsworth December 31, 2012 at 3:34 am

Idk what to say but wow and praise my god i am 28 yo single dad of four ages 7 twins 6 youngest 5 past 5 years ive been in deep depression. After there mothers death ive been so shaky wish wasshy fast to snap wanting to be righteous but devils grip i was so tight i could not bee righteius these childre worship the ground i walk on beleive i am superman always wanted me and i always wanted to give them more not material but more of me but how could i being lost ive found god or am finding him and i am so happy as i can remember beeing even tho thingd are not like i want them i have joy i have purpose now and hope for my kids and i this god is so incredible i want to shout lol rhere is so much more to this srory im telling but in short thaank you thank you god where have you been? I know in my heart this entire time i am convinced and waant will do my damndest to teach and bring my kids up in the lords word thank u for this article godblless u


Hannah January 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I believe that your Billy Graham quote above is actually a misquote. Your website gives credit to Polly Berrien Berends here-


Josh January 31, 2013 at 7:55 pm


Thank you so much for pointing this out. I have corrected this in the article.

God Bless!


Morgan January 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

@ Trenton Titsworth: thank you for sharing with us — it sounds like you are a man after God’s own heart. May He bless you and those four beautiful children of yours with a peace only God can give. Keep the faith — your reward will be great!

This article was awesome. My children are ages four and two… Both attend a private, Christian preschool and the oldest is now beginning to ask bible-related questions. This website has really helped me lead her in the right direction. Thank you..


Wendy February 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

Praise God. Great Website.


Prof. M.K. Koshilning Maring February 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

I believe that a child is a great gift of God. All mankind has begun from a childhood life. As a man and woman came up along with childhood experience, if we don’t know about the nature and attitudes of a child, he/she has lacking.


Prof. M.K. Koshilning Maring February 14, 2013 at 7:45 am

I believe that a child is a great gift of God. All mankind has begun from a childhood life. As a man and woman came up along with childhood experience, if we don’t know about the nature and attitudes of a child, he/she has lacking.

Thanks for reading.


Patty O'Leary February 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

I am living proof of my parents teaching their children in the way of the Lord, and as they grow older they will not stray from it. Well, I strayed, but thankfully God never lets His children go. I am struggling in a divorce from an abusive man who is trying to take away my 3 year old baby girl. Now that I am out of his control and with my family, I have her in church and Sunday school. She gathers my family together each night for prayer time before bed….God Bless her she amazes me. Every night I hear her sweet sweet prayer and I cry. Her favorite song is “Jesus Loves Me”. I know I’m on the right path in my life now…best for her and I. I just have this hurdle to get through with her fathers control and threats. Please keep us in prayer.I have very much enjoyed reading these posts…God Bless…


M.K. Koshilning Maring March 6, 2013 at 2:26 am

I like it the books of Deuteronomy, Proverb, and Pauline epistles for children lesson. Being a father and mother should give more priority to children life. They are the fruits of parents for tomorrow. The life of children shows a great example in our adult life. They give us to realize our past life – attitudes, nature, characteristics etc. Giving our best training to our children before commit evil is the great role and task of parents. Thanks for reading!

Prof. M.K. Koshilning Maring, M.Th, Ph. D (Rel. & Phil)
Agape College, Dimapur, India; International Institute of Arts & Theology, Calcutta, India


Cynthia Mays March 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I love the bible verses about our children that I have read on your website. I have a daughter who might be using drugs and has evil spirits in her including an angry demon. If you have any other scriptures that I can use to declare over her daily can you send them to me in an email? I pray daily for her protection and I want to bind satan and what he has planned for her. Please stand in agreement with me according to St Matthew 18:19.


Brent April 16, 2013 at 6:56 am

I am getting a spiritual tattoo on my back.
It is an eagle with its wings spread.
Under each wing is my kids names. I want
to put a bible verse at the bottom that
talks about Gods protection of
children. Any ideas???


Natalia April 18, 2013 at 2:11 am

Hi Brent! Its good to always be reminded of the Word of the Lord, and so we must read it everyday. However, I don’t think putting on a tattoo will make a nice idea. I mean, our body is the temple of the Holy One, so we must be taking good care of it. 🙂 What do you think?

God bless you, bro! And may the Lord honor the desire of your heart!


loraine brady May 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

God Bless all little children of the world and keep them safe.Amen


loraine brady May 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

Correction on website


Ucha Agwu May 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

God is good and Faithful. HE IS TRUE TO HIS WORDS


DENNIS May 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm



Linda Moreno May 29, 2013 at 1:07 am

The Lord Jesus gave us 12 children and our belief has always been to invest in them, because unlike material things, the only thing that belongs to us
that we can take with us to Heaven is our children.
God has been Good!


maame ama stevens June 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

parents pls do not encourage ur children on worldly pleasures too much. nut rather to be children of God.

Reply July 1, 2013 at 4:24 am

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Martinez July 3, 2013 at 1:23 am

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Omara Nelly Nelson December 4, 2013 at 3:48 am

This has been a great job well done!!!
Blessed is you who writes to open the eyes of the Human beings. More Blessings should be poured on you through Jesus’ name I pray.


Vikki January 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

Thank you very much. I am writing an article about preparing children for kindergarten and wanted to know how God said we should prepare them into the world. I am a Christian and i always want to find out things from God first.


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