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Theasaurus: Nurture

41 Bible Verses about Nurture

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Deuteronomy 4:9-10

“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren. The day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Assemble the people before Me, and I will let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and may instruct their children.’

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.read more.
Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

“Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,read more.
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers.

Proverbs 1:8-10

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. My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded.

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight
and lift your voice to understanding,read more.
if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and discover the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands; for they will bring you
many days, a full life, and well-being.

Proverbs 4:1-4

Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,
and pay attention so that you may gain understanding, for I am giving you good instruction.
Don’t abandon my teaching. When I was a son with my father,
tender and precious to my mother,read more.
he taught me and said:
“Your heart must hold on to my words.
Keep my commands and live.

Proverbs 5:1-2

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge.

Proverbs 6:1-3

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor
or entered into an agreement with a stranger, you have been trapped by the words of your lips—
ensnared by the words of your mouth. Do this, then, my son, and free yourself,
for you have put yourself in your neighbor’s power:
Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-12

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. We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us. For you remember our labor and hardship, brothers. Working night and day so that we would not burden any of you, we preached God’s gospel to you. read more.
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers. As you know, like a father with his own children, we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

John 21:15-17

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him. A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him. He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

Acts 20:18-20

And when they came to him, he said to them: “You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time— serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews— and that I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house.

1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I’m not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children. For you can have 10,000 instructors in Christ, but you can’t have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

1 Peter 5:1-3

Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you: Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

Titus 2:6-7

In the same way, encourage the young men to be self-controlled in everything. Make yourself an example of good works with integrity and dignity in your teaching.

Acts 20:33-35

I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me. In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

1 Corinthians 4:16-17

Therefore I urge you to imitate me. This is why I have sent Timothy to you. He is my dearly loved and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you about my ways in Christ Jesus, just as I teach everywhere in every church.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-6

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we were among you for your benefit, and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone sees you, the one who has this knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, won’t his weak conscience be encouraged to eat food offered to idols? Then the weak person, the brother for whom Christ died, is ruined by your knowledge.read more.
Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won’t cause my brother to fall.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted. Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Titus 2:3-5

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good, so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered.

Hebrews 5:11-14

We have a great deal to say about this, and it’s difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand. Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food. Now everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced with the message about righteousness, because he is an infant. read more.
But solid food is for the mature—for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.

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