Reference: Child, Children
1. Value set on the possession of children.
Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD."
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."
He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "Who are these with you?" So he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."
Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.
and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved."
"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
"He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
"He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
'Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; I am the LORD your God.
"You shall also say to the sons of Israel: 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. 'I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. read more. 'If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.
"Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, 'You shall never again return that way.'
"If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them, then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown. read more. "They shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.' "Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.
'Cursed is he who dishonors his father or mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did to her according to the vow which he had made; and she had no relations with a man. Thus it became a custom in Israel,
Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David fasted and went and lay all night on the ground.
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!" When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.
When the child was grown, the day came that he went out to his father to the reapers.
He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table.
Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
for before the boy knows how to cry out 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria."
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox. read more. The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.
For He said, "Surely, they are My people, Sons who will not deal falsely " So He became their Savior. In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old. read more. But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.
"They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
'And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.'
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
"For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. read more. "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men."
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."'
"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.