25 Bible Verses About Adoption (NIV)

Bible Verses About

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Adoption (NIV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Adoption

122

Ephesians 1:5

5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--

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86

Matthew 18:5

5 "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

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79

Galatians 4:5-7

5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

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Romans 9:8

8 In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.

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67

John 1:12

12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--

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52

1 John 3:1

1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

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51

Psalm 27:10

10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

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46

Romans 8:14-19

14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.

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45

Galatians 3:26

26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

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45

John 14:18

18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

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39

James 1:27

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

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36

John 1:13

13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

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34

Acts 7:21

21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.

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32

Romans 8:15

15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

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29

1 John 3:2

2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

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29

Romans 8:23

23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

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26

Esther 2:7

7 Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl, who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.

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24

John 1:12-13

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

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21

Galatians 4:5

5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

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20

Ephesians 2:19

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,

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19

Isaiah 49:15

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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18

Galatians 3:29

29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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17

Jeremiah 3:19

19 "I myself said, "'How gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.' I thought you would call me 'Father' and not turn away from following me.

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17

Deuteronomy 10:18

18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.

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16

Hebrews 2:13

13 And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me."

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