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22 Bible Verses about Adoption

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Exodus 2:10

And the boy grew, and she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he became her son, and she called his name Moses, and she said, "Because I drew him out from the water."

Acts 7:21

and [when] he was abandoned, the daughter of Pharaoh took him [up] and brought him [up] {as her own son}.

Hebrews 11:24

By faith Moses, [when he] was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

1 Kings 11:20

The sister of Tahpenes bore Genubath his son for him, and Tahpenes weaned him in the middle of the house of Pharaoh. Genubath was [in] the house of Pharaoh in the midst of the children of Pharaoh.

Esther 2:7

He was raising Hadassah, that [is] Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she did not have a father or a mother; the young woman [had] a beautiful figure and [was] very attractive. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had taken her as his daughter.

Ruth 4:16

And Naomi took the child and she put him on her bosom and became his nurse.

Judges 17:11

The Levite agreed to stay with the man; and the young man became as one of his sons.

Job 31:18

(for from my childhood he {grew up with} me like a father, and from my mother's womb I guided her),

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be a father to him, and he will be a son for me, whom I will punish when he does wrong, with a rod of men and with blows of the {human beings}.

Galatians 4:5

in order that he might redeem those under the law, in order that we might receive the adoption.

Romans 8:23

Not only [this], but we ourselves also, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves [while we] await eagerly [our] adoption, the redemption of our body.

Romans 9:4

who are Israelites, [to] whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the [temple] service, and the promises,

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Adoption » Entitles to an inheritance

Adoption » Should lead to holiness

1 John 3:2-3

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever he is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is. And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as that one is pure.

Adoption » Illustrated » Joseph's sons

Genesis 48:5

And now, your two sons who were born to you in the land of Egypt before my coming to you in Egypt, are mine. Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine as Reuben and Simeon [are].

Genesis 48:14

And Israel stretched out his right hand and put [it] on the head of Ephraim (now he was the younger), and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands, for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

The angel who redeemed me from all evil, may he bless the boys. And through them let my name be perpetuated, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac. And let them multiply into many in the midst of the earth.

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to you one slope [of land] rather than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorites by my sword and with my bow."

Adoption » Adoption of children

Genesis 48:5

And now, your two sons who were born to you in the land of Egypt before my coming to you in Egypt, are mine. Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine as Reuben and Simeon [are].

Genesis 15:3

And Abram said, "Look, you have not given me a descendant, and here, {a member of my household} [is] {my heir}."

Exodus 2:10

And the boy grew, and she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he became her son, and she called his name Moses, and she said, "Because I drew him out from the water."

Esther 2:7

He was raising Hadassah, that [is] Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she did not have a father or a mother; the young woman [had] a beautiful figure and [was] very attractive. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had taken her as his daughter.

Adoption » Subjects saints to the fatherly discipline of God

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be a father to him, and he will be a son for me, whom I will punish when he does wrong, with a rod of men and with blows of the {human beings}.

Proverbs 3:11-12

Do not despise the discipline of Yahweh, my child. Do not be weary of his reproof because whomever Yahweh will love, he will rebuke, as a father delights in his son.

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

Jeremiah 31:1

"At that time," {declares} Yahweh, "I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they will be to me a people."

Jeremiah 31:9

With weeping they will come, and with pleas for mercy I will bring them; I will let them walk by streams of water in a straight path. They will not stumble in it, for I have become to Israel a father, and Ephraim, he [is] my firstborn."

Jeremiah 31:20

[Is] Ephraim my dear son, or [the] child of [my] delight? For {as often as} I have earnestly spoken against him, I still remember him. {Therefore} my bowels are turbulent for him, surely I will have compassion on him," {declares} Yahweh.

Adoption » Saints predestinated unto

Adoption » Of gentiles, predicted

Hosea 2:23

I will sow her for myself in the land; I will have pity on Lo-ruhama; I will say to Lo-ammi, "You are my people," and he himself will say, "[you are] my God."

Romans 9:24-26

us whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As he also says in Hosea, "I will call those [who were] not my people, 'My people,' and those [who were] not loved, 'Loved.' And it will be in the place where it was said to them, 'You [are] not my people,' there they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

Adoption » Should produce » An avoidance of ostentation

Matthew 6:1-4

"And take care not to practice your righteousness before people to be seen by them; {otherwise} you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Therefore whenever you practice charitable giving, do not sound a trumpet in front of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that they may be praised by people. Truly I say to you, they have received their reward in full! But you, [when you] practice charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, read more.
in order that your charitable giving may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:18

so that you will not be seen by people as fasting, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Adoption » Confers a new name

Numbers 6:27

And they will put my name on the {Israelites}, and I will bless them."

Isaiah 62:2

And [the] nations shall see your righteousness, and all [the] kings your glory, and {you will be called} a new name that the mouth of Yahweh will designate.

Acts 15:17

so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles {who are called by my name}, says the Lord, who makes these [things]

Adoption » Saints wait for final consummation of

Romans 8:23

Not only [this], but we ourselves also, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves [while we] await eagerly [our] adoption, the redemption of our body.

Adoption » Typified

Exodus 4:22

And you must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Israel [is] my son, my firstborn."

Romans 9:4

who are Israelites, [to] whom [belong] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the [temple] service, and the promises,

Adoption » Is of God's grace

Ezekiel 16:3-6

and you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth [were] from the land of the Canaanites, your father [was] an Amorite, and your mother [was] a Hittite. And [as for] your birth, {on the day you were born} your umbilical cord was not cut, and {you were not thoroughly washed clean with water}, and {you were not thoroughly rubbed with salt}, and {you were not carefully wrapped in strips of cloth}. {No eye took pity on you} to do to you one of these [things] to show compassion for you, and you were thrown {into the open field} in [their] despising of you {on the day you were born}. read more.
" 'And I passed by you, and I saw you kicking about in your blood, and I said to you in your blood, "Live!

Romans 4:16-17

Because of this, [it is] by faith, in order that [it may be] according to grace, so that the promise may be secure to all the descendants, not only to those of the law, but also to those of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (just as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") before God, in whom he believed, the one who makes the dead alive and who calls the things that are not as [though] they are,

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » of moses

Exodus 2:5-10

And the daughter of Pharaoh went down to wash at the Nile, [while] her maidservants were walking alongside the Nile, and she saw the basket in the midst of the reeds, and she sent her slave woman [for it] and took it and opened [it] and saw him--the boy--and it was a lad weeping, and she had compassion for him and said, "This [must be] from the boys of the Hebrews." And his sister said to the daughter of Pharaoh, "Shall I go and call for you a woman from the Hebrews [who is] nursing [so that] she will nurse the boy for you?" read more.
And the daughter of Pharaoh said to her, "Go." And the girl went, and she called the mother of the boy. And the daughter of Pharaoh said, "Take this boy and nurse him for me, and I myself will give you wages, and the woman took the boy, and she nursed him. And the boy grew, and she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he became her son, and she called his name Moses, and she said, "Because I drew him out from the water."

Acts 7:21

and [when] he was abandoned, the daughter of Pharaoh took him [up] and brought him [up] {as her own son}.

Hebrews 11:24

By faith Moses, [when he] was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

Adoption » Should produce » Likeness to God

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven, because he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust.

Adoption » Is by faith

Adoption » Saints become brethren of Christ by

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.'"

Hebrews 2:11-12

For both the one who sanctifies and the ones who are sanctified [are] all from one, for which reason he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, "I will proclaim your name to my brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing in praise of you."

Adoption » Saints receive the spirit of

Adoption » Is according to promise

Adoption » Is through Christ

Galatians 4:4-5

But when the fullness of time came, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that he might redeem those under the law, in order that we might receive the adoption.

Adoption » Is to be pleaded in prayer

Isaiah 63:16

For you [are] our father, although Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, Yahweh [are] our father, Our Redeemer from [of] old [is] your name.

Adoption » A privilege of saints

Adoption » Explained

Adoption » Exemplified

1 Chronicles 28:6

And he said to me, 'Solomon your son, he himself shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him as a son to myself, and I myself will be as a father to him,

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

Genesis 48:5

And now, your two sons who were born to you in the land of Egypt before my coming to you in Egypt, are mine. Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine as Reuben and Simeon [are].

Genesis 48:14

And Israel stretched out his right hand and put [it] on the head of Ephraim (now he was the younger), and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands, for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

The angel who redeemed me from all evil, may he bless the boys. And through them let my name be perpetuated, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac. And let them multiply into many in the midst of the earth.

Genesis 48:22

And I have given to you one slope [of land] rather than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorites by my sword and with my bow."

Adoption » Should produce » Child-like confidence in God

Matthew 6:25-34

"For this [reason] I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, and not for your body, what you will wear. Is your life not more than food and your body [more than] clothing? Consider the birds of the sky, that they do not sow or reap or gather [produce] into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they [are]? And who among you, [by] being anxious, is able to add one hour to his life span? read more.
And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe the lilies of the field, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. But if God dresses the grass of the field in this way, [although it] is [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not [do so] much more [for] you, you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?,' for the pagans seek after all these [things]. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these [things]. But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these [things] will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, because tomorrow will be anxious for itself. {Each day has enough trouble of its own.}

Adoption » Should produce » A spirit of prayer

Matthew 7:7-11

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is [there] among you, [if] his son will ask him [for] bread, will give him a stone? read more.
Or also [if] he will ask for a fish, will give him a snake? Therefore if you, [although you] are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask 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 expecting back nothing, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful!

Adoption » New birth connected with

John 1:12-13

But as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority to become children of God, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband, but of God.

Adoption » Should produce » A love of peace

Adoption » Illustrated » moses

Exodus 2:10

And the boy grew, and she brought him to the daughter of Pharaoh, and he became her son, and she called his name Moses, and she said, "Because I drew him out from 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

He was raising Hadassah, that [is] Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she did not have a father or a mother; the young woman [had] a beautiful figure and [was] very attractive. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had taken her as his daughter.

Adoption » Gathered together » In one » In Christ

Adoption » Typified, in israel

Exodus 4:22

And you must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Israel [is] my son, my firstborn."

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » Of esther

Esther 2:7

He was raising Hadassah, that [is] Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she did not have a father or a mother; the young woman [had] a beautiful figure and [was] very attractive. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had taken her as his 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 a father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me," says the all-powerful Lord. Therefore [since we] have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of body and spirit, accomplishing holiness in the fear of God.

Redemption » Procures for us » Adoption

Galatians 4:4-5

But when the fullness of time came, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that he might redeem those under the law, in order that we might receive the adoption.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

But they did not listen to their leaders, but lusted after other gods and bowed down to them. They turned away quickly from the way that their ancestors went, who had obeyed the commandment of Yahweh; they did not do [as their ancestors].

Judges 8:27

Gideon made an ephod [out of] it, and he put it in his town in Ophrah, and all Israel prostituted [themselves] to it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

1 Chronicles 5:25

But they transgressed against the God of their ancestors and prostituted themselves after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

And they became unclean by their works, and were unfaithful in their deeds.

Ezekiel 6:9

And your fugitives will remember me among the nations [to] which they were taken captive, that I was shattered by {their adulterous heart} which departed from me, and by {their adulterous eyes} which [went] after their idols, and they will feel loathing {for themselves}, for the evil that they did, for all of their detestable things.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adorning

Proverbs 1:9

for they [are] a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you."

Song of Songs 1:10

Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

Spiritual » Adoption » Attraction

Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me after you, let us run! May the king bring me into his chambers! Let us be joyful and let us rejoice in you; let us extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you!

Hosea 11:4

I drew them {with human ties}, with the bands of love. I was to them like one who lifted up a yoke on their jaws, [though] I bent down to them [and] let them eat.

Spiritual » Adoption » Armour

Topics on Adoption

Adoption Produces

47;6;17-18

Therefore "come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord, "and do not touch what is unclean, and I will welcome you,

Adoption Through Christ

43;1;12

But as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority to become children of God,

Adoption, Assurance Of

45;8;16

The Spirit himself confirms to our spirit that we are children of God,

Adoption, Benefits Of

19;103;13

As a father pities [his] children, [so] Yahweh pities those who fear him.

Adoption, descriptions of

42;20;36

for they are not even able to die any longer, because they are like the angels and are sons of God, [because they] are sons of the resurrection.

Adoption, Results Of

48;4;6

And because you are sons, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba! (Father!),"

Spiritual Adoption

2;4;22-23

And you must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Israel [is] my son, my firstborn."