Bible Verses for Parents of a New Baby

An illustration of a family accompanying the bible verse "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. (Psalm 127.3)

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The Bible says children are a gift from God. Jesus loved children for their innocence and simple, trusting hearts. He presented children as a model for the kind of faith adults ought to have.

The birth of a new baby is one of the most blessed, sacred, and life-changing moments in life. These Bible verses for your new baby are specially selected for Christian parents who are awaiting the blessing of their child's birth. They can be used in your Christian baby dedication ceremonies, christenings, or birth announcements. You may also wish to write one of these Scriptures in your baby shower invitation or new baby greeting cards.

13 Bible Verses for New Baby

Hannah, who was barren, had made a promise to the Lord that if she bore a son, she would give him back to God for service. When she gave birth to Samuel, Hannah handed her young child over to Eli for training as a priest. God blessed Hannah further for honoring her pledge to him. She bore three more sons and two daughters:

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." (1 Samuel 1:27–28, NIV)

God's praise is chanted by the angels above and even by the lowliest of babies:

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.   (Psalm 8:1-2, NIV)

A large family was considered a great blessing in ancient Israel. Children are one of the ways God rewards his faithful followers: 

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! (Psalm 127:3, ESV)

God, the divine Creator, knows his little ones intimately:

You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, when I was being skillfully woven in an underground workshop. Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus. Every day [of my life] was recorded in your book before one of them had taken place.   (Psalm 139:13–16 (GW)

The writer uses the mystery of new life to show that humans can't possibly grasp the will and ways of God. We are better off leaving all things in God's hands:

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. (Ecclesiastes 11:5, NLT)

God, our loving Redeemer, forms his children in the womb. He knows us intimately and cares for us personally:

"This is what the LORD says–your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself ..." (Isaiah 44:24, NIV)
"I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart ..." (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)

This verse urges us to recognize the value of all believers, even the smallest child whose angel has the attention of the heavenly Father:

"Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father." (Matthew 18:10, NLT)

One day people began bringing their little children to Jesus to bless and pray for them. The disciples rebuked the parents, telling them not to bother Jesus. But Jesus became angry with his followers:

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14, NIV)
Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. (Mark 10:16, NLT)

Jesus took a child in his arms, not as an example of humility, but to represent the small and insignificant ones whom followers of Jesus are to receive:

Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me." (Mark 9:36–37, NLT)

This passage summarizes twelve years of Jesus' youth:

And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. (Luke 2:40, NKJV)

Children are God's good and perfect gifts from above:

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. (James 1:17, ESV)
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