25 Bible Verses About Parenting (ESV)

Bible Verses About

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

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Bible Verses About Parenting

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Proverbs 22:6

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

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229

Ephesians 6:4

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

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Colossians 3:21

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

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132

Proverbs 13:24

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

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125

Psalm 127:3

  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.

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118

Proverbs 29:15

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

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106

Joshua 4:20-24

20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. 21 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, 24 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

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104

Titus 2:7

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

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101

Proverbs 29:17

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

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90

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.

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78

Proverbs 1:8-9

  Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
    and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
  for they are a graceful garland for your head
    and pendants for your neck.

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76

Exodus 20:12

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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73

Proverbs 23:13

13   Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

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Proverbs 19:18

18   Discipline your son, for there is hope;
    do not set your heart on putting him to death.

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56

Hebrews 12:7-11

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

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56

Psalm 103:13

13   As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

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53

1 Peter 5:3

not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

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52

1 Timothy 5:8

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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51

Ephesians 6:1-4

6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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46

Ephesians 6:1

6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

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46

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.

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44

Proverbs 22:15

15   Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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43

Proverbs 23:13-14

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

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42

2 Corinthians 12:14

14 Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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40

Titus 2:4

and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,

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