Children, attitudes towards

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Genesis 33:5

Then Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, "Who [are] these with you?" And he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 48:9

Then Joseph said to his father, "They [are] my sons whom God has given me here." And he said, "Please bring them to me that I may bless them."

Joshua 24:3

I took your ancestor Abraham from beyond the river and led him through all the land of Canaan, and I increased his offspring; I gave him Isaac,

Matthew 19:13-14

Then children were brought to him so that he could lay his hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, "Allow the children, and do not forbid them to come to me, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of heaven."

Mark 10:13-16

And they were bringing young children to him so that he could touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. But [when] Jesus saw [it], he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the young children come to me. Do not forbid them, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into it."read more.
And [after] taking [them] into his arms, he blessed them, placing his hands on them.

Luke 18:15-17

Now they were bringing even [their] babies to him so that he could touch them. But [when] the disciples saw [it], they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to himself, saying, "Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid them, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into it."

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

For consider your calling, brothers, that not many [were] wise according to human standards, not many [were] powerful, not many [were] well born. But the foolish [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the wise, and the weak [things] of the world God chose in order that he might put to shame the strong, and the insignificant of the world, and the despised, God chose, the things that are not, in order that he might abolish the things that are,read more.
so that all flesh may not boast before God.

Matthew 18:2-5

And calling a child [to himself], he had him stand in their midst and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven! Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child, this person is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,read more.
and whoever welcomes one child such as this in my name welcomes me.

Mark 9:36-37

And he took a young child [and] had him stand {among them}. And taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of the young children such as these in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me."

Luke 9:47-48

But Jesus, [because he] knew the thoughts of their hearts, took hold of a child and had him stand beside him and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For the one who is least among you all--this one is great."

Matthew 10:40-42

"The one who receives you receives me, and the one who receives me receives the one who sent me. The one who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will never lose his reward."

1 Peter 2:2-3

like newborn infants long for the unadulterated spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation, if you have tasted that the Lord [is] kind,

Hebrews 5:13

For everyone who partakes of milk [is] unacquainted with the message of righteousness, because he is an infant.

Ephesians 6:2-3

"Honor your father and mother" (which is the first commandment with a promise), "in order that it may be well with you, and you may {live a long time} on the earth."

Isaiah 30:9

For it [is] a people of rebellion, deceitful children, children [who are] not willing to hear the instruction of Yahweh,

Deuteronomy 30:2

and you return to Yahweh and you listen to his voice according to all that I am commanding you {today}, [both] you and your children, with all your heart and with all your inner self,

Ezekiel 20:18

"And I said to their children in the desert, 'You must not go in the statutes of your parents; you must not keep their regulations, and you must not make yourself unclean with their idols.

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