25 Bible Verses About Adoption (ESV)
This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Adoption (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.
Bible Verses About Adoption
5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,
5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
1 John 3:1
3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the LORD will take me in.
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
21 and when he was exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son.
15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
1 John 3:2
2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
7 He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
19 “‘I said,
How I would set you among my sons,
and give you a pleasant land,
a heritage most beautiful of all nations.
And I thought you would call me, My Father,
and would not turn from following me.
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
13 And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
“Behold, I and the children God has given me.”