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22 Bible Verses about Adoption

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Exodus 2:10

The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."

Acts 7:21

When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.

Hebrews 11:24

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

1 Kings 11:20

The sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh.

Esther 2:7

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

Ruth 4:16

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

Judges 17:11

The Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was to him as one of his sons.

Job 31:18

(no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, her have I guided from my mother's womb);

2 Samuel 7:14

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

Galatians 4:5

that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of children.

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Adoption » Entitles to an inheritance

Adoption » Should lead to holiness

1 John 3:2-3

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is. Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Adoption » Illustrated » Joseph's sons

Genesis 48:5

Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.

Genesis 48:14

Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow."

Adoption » Adoption of children

Genesis 48:5

Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.

Genesis 15:3

Abram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."

Exodus 2:10

The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."

Esther 2:7

He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. 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 commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;

Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, neither be weary of his reproof: for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

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

Jeremiah 31:1

At that time, says Yahweh, 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 petitions will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Jeremiah 31:20

Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh.

Adoption » Saints predestinated unto

Adoption » Of gentiles, predicted

Hosea 2:23

I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; and I will tell those who were not my people, 'You are my people;' and they will say, 'My God!'"

Romans 9:24-26

us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? As he says also in Hosea, "I will call them 'my people,' which were not my people; and her 'beloved,' who was not beloved." "It will be that in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' There they will be called 'children of the living God.'"

Adoption » Should produce » An avoidance of ostentation

Matthew 6:1-4

"Be careful that you don't do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don't sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does, read more.
so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

Matthew 6:18

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

Adoption » Confers a new name

Numbers 6:27

"So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless them."

Isaiah 62:2

The nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of Yahweh shall name.

Acts 15:17

That the rest of men may seek after the Lord; All the Gentiles who are called by my name, Says the Lord, who does all these things.

Adoption » Saints wait for final consummation of

Adoption » Typified

Adoption » Is of God's grace

Ezekiel 16:3-6

and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem: Your birth and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite. As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to cleanse you; you weren't salted at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, for that your person was abhorred, in the day that you were born. read more.
When I passed by you, and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you, [Though you are] in your blood, live; yes, I said to you, [Though you are] in your blood, live.

Romans 4:16-17

For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » of moses

Exodus 2:5-10

Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it. She opened it, and saw the child, and behold, the baby cried. She had compassion on him, and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children." Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?" read more.
Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." The maiden went and called the child's mother. Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages." The woman took the child, and nursed it. The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water."

Acts 7:21

When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.

Hebrews 11:24

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

Adoption » Should produce » Likeness to God

Matthew 5:44-45

But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and 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, "Don't hold me, for I haven't yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers, and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

Hebrews 2:11-12

For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, "I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."

Adoption » Saints receive the spirit of

Adoption » Is according to promise

Adoption » Is through Christ

Galatians 4:4-5

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

Adoption » Is to be pleaded in prayer

Isaiah 63:16

For you are our Father, though Abraham doesn't know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us: you, Yahweh, are our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is your name.

Adoption » A privilege of saints

Adoption » Explained

Adoption » Exemplified

1 Chronicles 28:6

He said to me, 'Solomon, your son, 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

Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.

Genesis 48:14

Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Genesis 48:16

the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, 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

Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing? See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they? "Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan? read more.
Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won't he much more clothe you, you of little faith? "Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient.

Adoption » Should produce » A spirit of prayer

Matthew 7:7-11

"Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? read more.
Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? If you then, being 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 nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

Adoption » New birth connected with

John 1:12-13

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Adoption » Should produce » A love of peace

Adoption » Illustrated » moses

Exodus 2:10

The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him 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

He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. 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

Adoption » Of children. Instances of » Of esther

Esther 2:7

He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. 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

I will be to you a Father. You will be to me sons and daughters,' says the Lord Almighty." Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Redemption » Procures for us » Adoption

Galatians 4:4-5

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

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

Yet they didn't listen to their judges; for they played the prostitute after other gods, and bowed themselves down to them: they turned aside quickly out of the way in which their fathers walked, obeying the commandments of Yahweh; [but] they didn't do so.

Judges 8:27

Gideon made an ephod of it, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and all Israel played the prostitute after it there; and it became a snare to Gideon, and to his house.

1 Chronicles 5:25

They trespassed against the God of their fathers, and played the prostitute after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

Ezekiel 6:9

Those of you that escape shall remember me among the nations where they shall be carried captive, how that I have been broken with their lewd heart, which has departed from me, and with their eyes, which play the prostitute after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adorning

Proverbs 1:9

for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.

Proverbs 4:9

She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you."

Song of Songs 1:10

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

Spiritual » Adoption » Attraction

Song of Songs 1:4

Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.

Hosea 11:4

I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.

Spiritual » Adoption » Armour

Topics on Adoption

Adoption Produces

47;6;17-18

Therefore, "'Come out from among them, and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you.

Adoption Through Christ

43;1;12

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:

Adoption, Assurance Of

45;8;16

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;

Adoption, Benefits Of

19;103;13

Like a father has compassion on his children, so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.

Adoption, descriptions of

42;20;36

For they can't die any more, for they are like the angels, and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.

Adoption, Results Of

48;4;6

And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"

Spiritual Adoption

2;4;22-23

You shall tell Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, Israel is my son, my firstborn,