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32 Bible Verses about parenting
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Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.
Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.]
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.
Now for the third time I am ready to come to [visit] you. And I will not burden you [financially], for it is not your [money] that I want but you; for children are not duty bound to lay up store for their parents, but parents for their children.
And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.
And he will [himself] go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God] -- "in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state].
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, see to it that these are first made to understand that it is their religious duty [to defray their natural obligation to those] at home, and make return to their parents or grandparents [for all their care by contributing to their maintenance], for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Each of you shall give due respect to his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths holy. I the Lord am your God.
Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension, and interpretation [of spiritual matters].
As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
For [our earthly fathers] disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness.
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted my petition made to Him.
I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living their lives in the Truth.
Withhold not discipline from the child; for if you strike and punish him with the [reedlike] rod, he will not die.
[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
After all, though you should have ten thousand teachers (guides to direct you) in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the glad tidings (the Gospel).
But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children.
He who spares his rod [of discipline] hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines diligently and punishes him early.
And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.
Everyone who curses his father or mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or mother; his bloodguilt is upon him.
Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility], not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits [belonging to the office], but eagerly and cheerfully;
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
Topics on Parenting
- Admonition, Of Parents
- Bad Children
- Bad Parents
- Becoming A Parent
- Being A Good Father
- Being A Kid
- Caring For Children
- Child Abuse
- Child Of God
- Children, needs of
- Discipline Child
- Fathers And Sons
- Fathers Responsibilities
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- God's Word Gives Wisdom
- Good Children
- Instruction Of Children
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love, And The World
- Loving Children
- Loving Your Parents
- Mothers Love For Her Children
- Parenting Responsibilities
- Parents Being Wrong
- Parents Duty To Children
- Parents Love