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37 Bible Verses About Parenthood

Here are 37 Bible verses about parenthood from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 23:24 KJV

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

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Proverbs 17:21 KJV

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

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

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Luke 11:11 KJV

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

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Matthew 7:9 KJV

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

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John 9:3 KJV

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

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Matthew 15:5 KJV

But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

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Exodus 21:15 KJV

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

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John 9:23 KJV

Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

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Matthew 7:11 KJV

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

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Matthew 10:37 KJV

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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Ephesians 6:4 KJV

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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Proverbs 23:18 KJV

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

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Mark 7:11 KJV

But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.

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Ezekiel 18:2 KJV

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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Proverbs 23:14 KJV

Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

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Luke 2:41 KJV

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

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Proverbs 13:1 KJV

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

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Proverbs 23:22 KJV

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

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Matthew 15:4 KJV

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

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Ezekiel 18:4 KJV

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

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Mark 13:12 KJV

Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

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James 1:15 KJV

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

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2 Corinthians 12:14 KJV

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

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Isaiah 45:10 KJV

Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

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Matthew 10:21 KJV

And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

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1 John 5:1 KJV

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

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Proverbs 23:25 KJV

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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Ephesians 3:15 KJV

Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

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Proverbs 23:23 KJV

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

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Deuteronomy 21:18 KJV

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

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Luke 2:43 KJV

And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

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Luke 21:16 KJV

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

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Ephesians 6:2 KJV

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

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Proverbs 23:13 KJV

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

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