46 Bible Verses about Mothers
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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.
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.
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children.
Hearken to your father, who begot you, and despise not your mother when she is old.
My son, hear the instruction of your father; reject not nor forsake the teaching of your mother.
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
I have become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children.
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.
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.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish and self-confident son is the grief of his mother.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame.
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.
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,
My son, keep your father's [God-given] commandment and forsake not the law of [God] your mother [taught you].
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.
For I have come to part asunder a man from his father, and a daughter from her mother, and a newly married wife from her mother-in-law -- "
And He said to them, I say to you truly, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God
[Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.
Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother -- "this is the first commandment with a promise -- "
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.
Each of you shall give due respect to his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths holy. I the Lord am your God.
From Thematic Bible
Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Jesus
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Elisha
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
Mothers » Examples of filial honour » David
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.
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.
[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.
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 » Examples of filial honour » Solomon
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].
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.
Topics on Mothers
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].
- Attitude Towards Your Mother
- Bad Parents
- Being A Good Father
- Fathers And Daughters
- Fathers And Sons
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Loving Your Parents
- Mothers And Sons
- Mothers Love For Her Children
- Mothers, Responsibilities Of
- Parents Being Wrong
- Parents Love