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Theasaurus: Mothers

46 Bible Verses about Mothers

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Proverbs 30:12-14

There is a class of people who are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their own filth. There is a class of people -- "oh, how lofty are their eyes and their raised eyelids! There is a class of people whose teeth are as swords and whose fangs as knives, to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among men.

Proverbs 30:11-14

There is a class of people who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. There is a class of people who are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their own filth. There is a class of people -- "oh, how lofty are their eyes and their raised eyelids!read more.
There is a class of people whose teeth are as swords and whose fangs as knives, to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among men.

Matthew 12:48

But He replied to the man who told Him, Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?

Ezekiel 16:45

You are your [spiritual] mother's daughter who loathed her husband and her children, and you are the sister of your sisters who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me.

Matthew 20:20

Then the mother of Zebedee's children came up to Him with her sons and, kneeling, worshiped Him and asked a favor of Him.

Romans 16:13

Remember me to Rufus, eminent in the Lord, also to his mother [who has been] a mother to me as well.

Isaiah 50:1

Thus says the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce with which I put her away, O Israel? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.

Hosea 2:2

Plead with your mother [your nation]; plead, for she is not My wife and I am not her Husband; [plead] that she put away her [marks of] harlotry from her face and her adulteries from between her breasts,

Proverbs 1:8-9

My son, hear the instruction of your father; reject not nor forsake the teaching of your mother. For they are a [victor's] chaplet (garland) of grace upon your head and chains and pendants [of gold worn by kings] for your neck.

Luke 21:23

Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery and anguish and distress shall be upon the land and indignation and punishment and retribution upon this people.

Matthew 12:47

Someone said to Him, Listen! Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak to You.

From Thematic Bible


Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Jesus

Luke 2:51

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was [habitually] obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart.

John 19:25-26

But by the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother's sister, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. So Jesus, seeing His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, [ Dear] woman, See, [here is] your son!

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

He delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hung them up on the hill before the Lord, and all seven perished together. They were put to death in the first days of barley harvest. Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until rain fell on them, and she did not allow either the birds of the air to come upon them by day or the beasts of the field by night.

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about a bowshot, for she said, Let me not see the death of the lad. And as she sat down opposite him, he lifted up his voice and wept and she raised her voice and wept.

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

And behold, a woman who was a Canaanite from that district came out and, with a [loud, troublesomely urgent] cry, begged, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon!

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover, his mother made him a little robe and brought it to him from year to year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Sons of jonadab

Jeremiah 35:8

And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days -- "we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters -- "

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, Let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you. And he [testing Elisha] said, Go on back. What have I done to you? [Settle it for yourself.]

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Joseph

Genesis 41:12

And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard and chief executioner; and we told him our dreams, and he interpreted them to us, to each man according to the significance of his dream.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » David

1 Samuel 22:3

And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, Let my father [of Moabite descent] and my mother, I pray you, come out [of Judah] and be with you till I know what God will do for me.

Mothers » Devout » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:22

But Hannah did not go, for she said to her husband, I will not go until the child is weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord and remain there as long as he lives.

Mothers » Devout » Eunice

2 Timothy 1:5

I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The mother's unforgettable love

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

Then the mother of the living child said to the king, for she yearned over her son, O my lord, give her the living baby, and by no means slay him. But the other said, Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him.

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The shunammite mother

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Solomon

1 Kings 2:19

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king rose to meet her, bowed to her, sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set at his right hand for her, the king's mother.

Mothers » Devout » Sarah

Genesis 21:6

And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh; all who hear will laugh with me.

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile].

Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

But by the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother's sister, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Mothers » Devout » Elizabeth

Luke 1:41

And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit.

Mothers » Devout » Mary

Topics on Mothers

Animal Mothers

2;22;30

Likewise shall you do with your oxen and your sheep. Seven days the firstborn [beast] shall be with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

Breasts, Nursing Mothers

9;1;23

Elkanah her husband said to her, Do what seems best to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may the Lord establish His word. So Hannah remained and nursed her son until she weaned him.

Devout mothers

42;2;25

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout [cautiously and carefully observing the divine Law], and looking for the Consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Examples Of Mothers' Love

23;49;15

[And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Mothers And Daughters

26;16;44-46

Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb against you: As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Mothers And Sons

42;12;53

They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Mothers Death

40;5;4

Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!

Mothers Love For Children

52;2;7

But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children.

Mothers Love For Her Children

23;66;13

As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Mothers Of Kings

1;17;16

And I will bless her and give you a son also by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.

Mothers, As A Symbol

5;32;11

As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, He spread abroad His wings and He took them, He bore them on His pinions.

Mothers, Examples Of

1;3;20

The man called his wife's name Eve [life spring], because she was the mother of all the living.

Mothers, Responsibilities Of

19;113;9

He makes the barren woman to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of [spiritual] children. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Spiritual Mothers

60;3;6

It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].