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22 Bible Verses about Adoption

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Exodus 2:10

And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Acts 7:21

And when he was cast out, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and brought him up for herself to be for a son.

Hebrews 11:24

By faith Moses, when he had become great, refused to be called son of Pharaoh's daughter;

1 Kings 11:20

And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son; and Tahpenes brought him up in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household, among the sons of Pharaoh.

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Ruth 4:16

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.

Judges 17:11

And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man became to him like one of his sons.

Job 31:18

(For from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, and I have guided the widow from my mother's womb;)

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the sons of men;

Romans 9:4

who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the service, and the promises;

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Adoption » Entitles to an inheritance

Adoption » Should lead to holiness

1 John 3:2-3

Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Adoption » Illustrated » Joseph's sons

Genesis 48:5

And now thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt before I came to thee into Egypt, shall be mine: Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon.

Genesis 48:14

But Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head now he was the younger and his left hand on Manasseh's head; guiding his hands intelligently, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

the Angel that redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the land!

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to thee one tract of land above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Adoption » Adoption of children

Genesis 48:5

And now thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt before I came to thee into Egypt, shall be mine: Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon.

Genesis 15:3

And Abram said, Lo, to me thou hast given no seed, and behold, a son of my house will be mine heir.

Exodus 2:10

And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Adoption » Subjects saints to the fatherly discipline of God

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the sons of men;

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement; for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Adoption » God is long-suffering and merciful towards the partakers of

Jeremiah 31:1

At that time, saith Jehovah, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by water-brooks, in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; for I will be a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim a dear son unto me? is he a child of delights? For whilst I have been speaking against him, I do constantly remember him still. Therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will certainly have mercy upon him, saith Jehovah.

Adoption » Saints predestinated unto

Adoption » Of gentiles, predicted

Hosea 2:23

And I will sow her unto me in the land; and I will have mercy upon Lo-ruhamah; and I will say to Lo-ammi, Thou art my people; and they shall say, My God.

Romans 9:24-26

us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations? As he says also in Hosea, I will call not-my-people My people; and the-not-beloved Beloved. And it shall be, in the place where it was said to them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called Sons of the living God.

Adoption » Should produce » An avoidance of ostentation

Matthew 6:1-4

Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does; read more.
so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render it to thee.

Matthew 6:18

so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render it to thee.

Adoption » Confers a new name

Numbers 6:27

And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

Isaiah 62:2

And the nations shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory; and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of Jehovah will name.

Acts 15:17

so that the residue of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations on whom my name is invoked, saith the Lord, who does these things

Adoption » Saints wait for final consummation of

Adoption » Typified

Exodus 4:22

And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.

Romans 9:4

who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the service, and the promises;

Adoption » Is of God's grace

Ezekiel 16:3-6

and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto Jerusalem: Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of the Canaanite: thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother a Hittite. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou wast not rubbed with salt at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, from abhorrence of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. read more.
And I passed by thee, and saw thee weltering in thy blood, and I said unto thee, in thy blood, Live! yea, I said unto thee, in thy blood, Live!

Romans 4:16-17

Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all, (according as it is written, I have made thee father of many nations,) before the God whom he believed, who quickens the dead, and calls the things which be not as being;

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » of moses

Exodus 2:5-10

And the daughter of Pharaoh went down to bathe in the river; and her maids went along by the river's side. And she saw the ark in the midst of the sedge, and sent her handmaid and fetched it. And she opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the boy wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. And his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call thee a wet-nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? read more.
And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the damsel went and called the child's mother. And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it. And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Acts 7:21

And when he was cast out, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and brought him up for herself to be for a son.

Hebrews 11:24

By faith Moses, when he had become great, refused to be called son of Pharaoh's daughter;

Adoption » Should produce » Likeness to God

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who insult you and persecute you, that ye may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust.

Adoption » Is by faith

Adoption » Saints become brethren of Christ by

John 20:17

Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

Hebrews 2:11-12

For both he that sanctifies and those sanctified are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I will declare thy name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly will I sing thy praises.

Adoption » Saints receive the spirit of

Adoption » Is according to promise

Adoption » Is through Christ

Galatians 4:4-5

but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, come of woman, come under law, that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.

Adoption » Is to be pleaded in prayer

Isaiah 63:16

For thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, Jehovah, art our Father; our Redeemer, from everlasting, is thy name.

Adoption » A privilege of saints

Adoption » Explained

Adoption » Exemplified

1 Chronicles 28:6

And he said to me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts; for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » Of joseph's sons

Genesis 48:5

And now thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt before I came to thee into Egypt, shall be mine: Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon.

Genesis 48:14

But Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head now he was the younger and his left hand on Manasseh's head; guiding his hands intelligently, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

the Angel that redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the land!

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to thee one tract of land above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Adoption » Should produce » Child-like confidence in God

Matthew 6:25-34

For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment? Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are ye not much more excellent than they? But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one cubit? read more.
And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; but I say unto you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. But if God so clothe the herbage of the field, which is to-day, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, will he not much rather you, O ye of little faith? Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we put on? for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not careful therefore for the morrow, for the morrow shall be careful about itself. Sufficient to the day is its own evil.

Adoption » Should produce » A spirit of prayer

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; read more.
and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent? If therefore ye, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?

Adoption » Safety of those who receive

Adoption » Should produce » A desire for God's glory

Adoption » Should produce » A forgiving spirit

Adoption » Should produce » A merciful spirit

Luke 6:35-36

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for he is good to the unthankful and wicked. Be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father also is merciful.

Adoption » New birth connected with

John 1:12-13

but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name; who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh's will, nor of man's will, but of God.

Adoption » Should produce » A love of peace

Adoption » Illustrated » moses

Exodus 2:10

And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Adoption » Being led by the spirit is an evidence of

Adoption » The holy ghost is a witness of

Adoption » Illustrated » Esther

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Adoption » Gathered together » In one » In Christ

Adoption » Typified, in israel

Exodus 4:22

And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » Of esther

Esther 2:7

And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother and the maiden was fair and beautiful and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.

Faith » Through it is » Adoption

God, Love Of » Exhibited in » Adoption

The promises of God » Subjects of » Adoption

2 Corinthians 6:18-1

and I will be to you for a Father, and ye shall be to me for sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every pollution of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in God's fear.

Redemption » Procures for us » Adoption

Galatians 4:4-5

but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, come of woman, come under law, that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

And yet they did not listen to their judges; for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed down to them; they soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the LORD, and they did not do so.

Judges 8:27

And Gideon made an ephod of it and put it in his city, in Ophrah; and all Israel played the harlot after it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and to his family.

1 Chronicles 5:25

And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings.

Ezekiel 6:9

And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they have been carried captives, when I shall have broken their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols; and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed, in all their abominations.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adorning

Proverbs 1:9

for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She shall give to thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.

Song of Songs 1:10

Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains.

Spiritual » Adoption » Attraction

Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me, we will run after thee! The king hath brought me into his chambers We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly.

Hosea 11:4

I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.

Spiritual » Adoption » Armour

Topics on Adoption

Adoption Produces

47;6;17-18

Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and touch not what is unclean, and I will receive you;

Adoption Through Christ

43;1;12

but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;

Adoption, Assurance Of

45;8;16

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.

Adoption, Benefits Of

19;103;13

As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

Adoption, descriptions of

42;20;36

for neither can they die any more, for they are equal to angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Adoption, Results Of

48;4;6

But because ye are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Spiritual Adoption

2;4;22-23

And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.