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40 Bible Verses about Children, attitudes towards

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Genesis 33:5

When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, “Who are these with you?”He answered, “The children God has graciously given your servant.”

Genesis 48:9

And Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons God has given me here.”So Jacob said, “Bring them to me and I will bless them.”

Joshua 24:3

But I took your father Abraham from the region beyond the Euphrates River, led him throughout the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants. I gave him Isaac,

Matthew 19:13-14

Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them. Then Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.”

Mark 10:13-16

Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcomethe kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”read more.
After taking them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.

Luke 18:15-17

Some people were even bringing infants to Him so He might touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world—what is viewed as nothing—to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, read more.
so that no one can boast in His presence.

Matthew 18:2-5

Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.read more.
And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

Mark 9:36-37

Then He took a child, had him stand among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, “Whoever welcomes one little child such as this in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Luke 9:47-48

But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him. He told them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. For whoever is least among you—this one is great.”

Matthew 10:40-42

“The one who welcomes you welcomes Me, and the one who welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. And anyone who welcomes a righteous person because he’s righteous will receive a righteous person’s reward. And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

1 Peter 2:2-3

Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation, since you have tastedthat the Lord is good.

Hebrews 5:13

Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness, because he is an infant.

Ephesians 6:2-3

Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

Isaiah 30:1

Woe to the rebellious children!
This is the Lord’s declaration.
They carry out a plan, but not Mine;
they make an alliance,
but against My will,
piling sin on top of sin.

Isaiah 30:9

They are a rebellious people,
deceptive children,
children who do not want to obey the Lord’s instruction.

Deuteronomy 30:2

and you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and all your soul by doing everything I am giving you today,

Ezekiel 20:18

“Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don’t follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.

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