But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey—I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.
Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water,
She made a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head.”
But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “I will not go up until the child is weaned; then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord and stay there forever.”
For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
May the Lord give you increase, You and your children.
A Song of Ascents, of David. O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
“They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the Lord, And their descendants with them.
and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
But Jesus said, “ Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘ And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.