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Theasaurus: Mothers

46 Bible Verses about Mothers

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Proverbs 30:12-14

There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes,
yet is not washed from its filth. There is a generation—how haughty its eyes
and pretentious its looks. There is a generation whose teeth are swords,
whose fangs are knives,
devouring the oppressed from the land
and the needy from among mankind.

Proverbs 30:11-14

There is a generation that curses its father
and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes,
yet is not washed from its filth. There is a generation—how haughty its eyes
and pretentious its looks.read more.
There is a generation whose teeth are swords,
whose fangs are knives,
devouring the oppressed from the land
and the needy from among mankind.

Matthew 12:48

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

Ezekiel 16:45

You are the daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and children. You are the sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.

Isaiah 49:23

Kings will be your foster fathers,
and their queens your nursing mothers.
They will bow down to you
with their faces to the ground,
and lick the dust at your feet.
Then you will know that I am Yahweh;
those who put their hope in Me
will not be put to shame.

Matthew 20:20

Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons approached Him with her sons. She knelt down to ask Him for something.

Isaiah 50:1

This is what the Lord says:Where is your mother’s divorce certificate
that I used to send her away?
Or who were My creditors that I sold you to?
Look, you were sold for your iniquities,
and your mother was put away
because of your transgressions.

Hosea 2:2

Rebuke your mother; rebuke her.
For she is not My wife and I am not her husband.
Let her remove the promiscuous look from her face
and her adultery from between her breasts.

Proverbs 1:8-9

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction,
and don’t reject your mother’s teaching, for they will be a garland of grace on your head
and a gold chain around your neck.

Luke 21:23

Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for there will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.

Matthew 12:47

Someone told Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to You.”

From Thematic Bible


Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Jesus

John 19:25-26

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved standing there, He said to His mother, "Woman, here is your son."

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

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest. Rizpah, Aiah's daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

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

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.

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

Matthew 15:22

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

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

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Sons of jonadab

Jeremiah 35:8

We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, in all he commanded us. So we haven’t drunk wine our whole life—we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

Elisha left the oxen, ran to follow Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you.”“Go on back,” he replied, “for what have I done to you?”

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Joseph

Genesis 41:12

Now a young Hebrew, a slave of the captain of the guards, was with us there. We told him our dreams, he interpreted our dreams for us, and each had its own interpretation.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » David

1 Samuel 22:3

From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me.”

Mothers » Devout » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:22

Hannah did not go and explained to her husband, “After the child is weaned, I’ll take him to appear in the Lord’s presence and to stay there permanently.”

Mothers » Devout » Eunice

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

The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. “My lord, give her the living baby,” she said, “but please don’t have him killed!”But the other one said, “He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!”

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

2 Kings 4:20

So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

Mothers » Examples of filial honour » Solomon

1 Kings 2:19

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him about Adonijah. The king stood up to greet her, bowed to her, sat down on his throne, and had a throne placed for the king’s mother. So she sat down at his right hand.

Mothers » Devout » Sarah

Genesis 21:6

Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and everyone who hears will laugh with me.”

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

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

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

John 19:25

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Mothers » Devout » Elizabeth

Mothers » Devout » Mary

Topics on Mothers

Animal Mothers

2;22;30

Do the same with your cattle and your flock. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but on the eighth day you are to give them to Me.

Breasts, Nursing Mothers

9;1;23

Her husband Elkanah replied, “Do what you think is best, and stay here until you’ve weaned him. May the Lord confirm your word.” So Hannah stayed there and nursed her son until she weaned him.

Devout mothers

42;2;25

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Examples Of Mothers' Love

23;49;15

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or lack compassion for the child of her womb?
Even if these forget,
yet I will not forget you.

Mothers And Daughters

26;16;44-46

“Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you:Like mother, like daughter.

Mothers And Sons

42;12;53

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

Mothers Death

40;5;4

Those who mourn are blessed,
for they will be comforted.

Mothers Love For Children

52;2;7

Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.

Mothers Love For Her Children

23;66;13

As a mother comforts her son,
so I will comfort you,
and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.

Mothers Of Kings

1;17;16

I will bless her; indeed, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will produce nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”

Mothers, As A Symbol

5;32;11

He watches over His nest like an eagle
and hovers over His young;
He spreads His wings, catches him,
and lifts him up on His pinions.

Mothers, Examples Of

1;3;20

Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living.

Mothers, Responsibilities Of

19;113;9

He gives the childless woman a household,
making her the joyful mother of children.
Hallelujah!

Spiritual Mothers

60;3;6

just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You have become her children when you do what is good and are not frightened by anything alarming.

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