Bible Verses About Children

Bible Verses About Children
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This collection of Bible verses about children is for Christian parents who have decided to make a fresh commitment to teaching their kids about God, the Bible, and family. Scripture memorization as a family is a great place to start. The Bible teaches us plainly that learning God's Word and his ways at an early age will have lifelong benefits.

26 Bible Verses About Children

Proverbs 22:6 says to "train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." This truth is reinforced by Psalm 119:11, reminding us that if we hide God's Word in our hearts, it will keep us from sinning against God. So make a wise choice for you and your kids: Start planting the Word of God in your hearts today with these selected Bible verses about children.

Honor, Respect, and Obey Father and Mother

Parents play a critical role in the family representing God to their children. When we teach children to honor and respect their parents, we are teaching them to honor and respect their heavenly Father as well:

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Leviticus 19:3
Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's instruction.

Proverbs 1:8-9
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don't neglect your mother's instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

Proverbs 10:1
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. "Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth."

Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Godly Examples of the Young

Children can be godly role models at a very young age. Josiah, Jesus, and Timothy were all young examples to other believers:

2 Chronicles 34:1-2
Josiah was 8 years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem 31 years. He did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.

Luke 2:52
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.

1 Timothy 4:12
Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity.

Psalms 8:2
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

The Value of Family Life

God had something special in mind when he placed us in families. The family unit is God's design and family life is important to Him. When living according to God's ways, children are not a nuisance or a burden, but a gift and a reward.

Psalms 127:3
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.

Proverbs 1:10
My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!

Psalm 119:11
Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. 

Proverbs 15:5
Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise. 

Proverbs 20:11
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 25:18
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Matthew 18:2-4
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 18:10
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven."

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."

Mark 10:13-16
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it." Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.