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127 Bible Verses about Raising a Child

Here are 127 Bible verses about raising a child from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Psalm 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Proverbs 29:15 KJV

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

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Colossians 3:21 KJV

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

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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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Isaiah 54:13 KJV

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

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Psalm 113:9 KJV

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

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Proverbs 13:24 KJV

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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Deuteronomy 11:19 KJV

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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Proverbs 1:8-9 KJV

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

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Luke 18:15-17 KJV

And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

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Titus 2:4 KJV

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

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Hebrews 12:11 KJV

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

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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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Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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Matthew 19:14 KJV

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

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Proverbs 17:6 KJV

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

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Psalm 78:6 KJV

That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

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3 John 4 KJV

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

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Romans 9:8 KJV

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

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Proverbs 29:17 KJV

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

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Deuteronomy 5:29 KJV

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

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2 Timothy 3:15-16 KJV

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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1 Timothy 5:10 KJV

Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

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Proverbs 22:15 KJV

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

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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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Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

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Psalm 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Matthew 18:1-3 KJV

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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Deuteronomy 4:9-10 KJV

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

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Matthew 6:33-34 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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Jeremiah 1:5 KJV

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

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Proverbs 12:1 KJV

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

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John 16:21 KJV

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

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Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Proverbs 15:5 KJV

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

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1 Timothy 4:12 KJV

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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Proverbs 3:12 KJV

For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

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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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Proverbs 19:18 KJV

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

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Psalm 139:15-16 KJV

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

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Titus 2:6-7 KJV

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

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Hosea 9:12 KJV

Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!

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1 Peter 2:16 KJV

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

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Matthew 3:9 KJV

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

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1 Peter 2:12 KJV

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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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 Timothy 5:8 KJV

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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John 13:14-15 KJV

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

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Malachi 2:15 KJV

And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

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Philippians 3:17 KJV

Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

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Psalm 112:2 KJV

His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

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Mark 10:15-16 KJV

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

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Philippians 4:19 KJV

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Proverbs 31:28 KJV

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

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1 Samuel 1:27-28 KJV

For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.

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Proverbs 20:11 KJV

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

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Philippians 1:6 KJV

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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1 Timothy 2:15 KJV

Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

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Deuteronomy 25:5 KJV

If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Genesis 18:19 KJV

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

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Psalm 103:13 KJV

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

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Galatians 6:10 KJV

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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Isaiah 49:22 KJV

Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.

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Judges 13:8 KJV

Then Manoah intreated the Lord, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born.

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Leviticus 19:29 KJV

Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

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Hebrews 11:19 KJV

Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

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Acts 13:33 KJV

God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

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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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Amos 2:11 KJV

And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the Lord.

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Isaiah 1:2 KJV

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

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Genesis 38:8 KJV

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

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Hebrews 2:10 KJV

For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

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Isaiah 3:12 KJV

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

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John 8:39 KJV

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

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Matthew 24:19 KJV

And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

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Isaiah 60:4 KJV

Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

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Isaiah 65:23 KJV

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

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1 Samuel 2:26 KJV

And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.

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Genesis 19:36 KJV

Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

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Ecclesiastes 6:3 KJV

If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

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John 1:13 KJV

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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Luke 8:54 KJV

And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

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Proverbs 29:21 KJV

He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

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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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Matthew 18:10 KJV

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

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Ephesians 5:1 KJV

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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2 Timothy 3:17 KJV

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Deuteronomy 21:18-21 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: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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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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Psalm 23 KJV

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Hebrews 12:6 KJV

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

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

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Matthew 12:33 KJV

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

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Psalm 34:11 KJV

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Romans 6:23 KJV

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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1 Peter 2:20 KJV

For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

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James 1:27 KJV

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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Colossians 3:23 KJV

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

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Lamentations 2:19 KJV

Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

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2 Timothy 1:5 KJV

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

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Galatians 6:7 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Luke 2:52 KJV

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Psalm 78:4 KJV

We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

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John 1:12 KJV

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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Hebrews 11:6 KJV

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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Isaiah 38:19 KJV

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

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Mark 10:14 KJV

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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Ephesians 2:10 KJV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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Psalm 145:4 KJV

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

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Deuteronomy 28:32 KJV

Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.

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Romans 8:15 KJV

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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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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Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-13 KJV

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us…

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1 Timothy 3:4-5 KJV

One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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Proverbs 4:1 KJV

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

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James 1:17 KJV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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