'Child' in the Bible
Adam was intimate with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. She said, “I have had a male child with the Lord’s help.”
Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”
Adam was 130 years old when he fathered a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
Sarai was unable to conceive; she did not have a child.
Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a hundred-year-old man? Can Sarah, a ninety-year-old woman, give birth?”
The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast on the day Isaac was weaned.
and we answered my lord, ‘We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy’s brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’
“When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it’s a daughter, she may live.”
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.
When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.” So the woman took the boy and nursed him.
When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
“Tell the Israelites: When a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a male child, she will be unclean seven days, as she is during the days of her menstrual impurity.
But if she gives birth to a female child, she will be unclean for two weeks as she is during her menstrual impurity. She will continue in purification from her bleeding for 66 days.
Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.
‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
When Jephthah went to his home in Mizpah, there was his daughter, coming out to meet him with tambourines and dancing! She was his only child; he had no other son or daughter besides her.
Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and took care of him.
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.”
And Saul’s daughter Michal had no child to the day of her death.
The child grew and one day went out to his father and the harvesters.
So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.
Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child,like infants who never see daylight?
No doubt you would cast lots for a fatherless childand negotiate a price to sell your friend.
The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast;the nursing child of the poor is seized as collateral.
For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help,and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.
if I ever cast my vote against a fatherless childwhen I saw that I had support in the city gate,
Like a slug that moves along in slime,like a woman’s miscarried child,they will not see the sun.
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myselflike a little weaned child with its mother;I am like a little child.
A man may father a hundred children and live many years. No matter how long he lives, if he is not satisfied by good things and does not even have a proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.
Though a stillborn child does not see the sun and is not conscious, it has more rest than he.
For a child will be born for us,a son will be given to us,and the government will be on His shoulders.He will be namedWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
The remaining trees of its forestwill be so few in numberthat a child could count them.
The wolf will live with the lamb,and the leopard will lie down with the goat.The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,and a child will lead them.
“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.
I hear a cry like a woman in labor,a cry of anguish like one bearing her first child.The cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath,stretching out her hands:Woe is me, for my life is wearybecause of the murderers!
May the man be cursedwho brought the news to my father, saying,“A male child is born to you,”bringing him great joy.
Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me,a delightful child?Whenever I speak against him,I certainly still think about him.Therefore, My inner being yearns for him;I will truly have compassion on him.This is the Lord’s declaration.
“So now, this is what the Lord, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Why are you doing such great harm to yourselves? You are cutting off man and woman, child and infant from Judah, leaving yourselves without a remnant.
When Israel was a child, I loved him,and out of Egypt I called My son.
Would the Lord be pleased with thousands of ramsor with ten thousand streams of oil?Should I give my firstborn for my transgression,the child of my body for my own sin?
“Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and weep bitterly for Him as one weeps for a firstborn.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship Him.”
After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was—the star they had seen in the east! It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was.
Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”
So he got up, took the child and His mother during the night, and escaped to Egypt.
saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother and go to the land of Israel, because those who sought the child’s life are dead.”
So he got up, took the child and His mother, and entered the land of Israel.
“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will even rise up against their parents and have them put to death.
Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.
He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”
They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child’s father, mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was.
Then He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
When she went back to her home, she found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone.
Then He took a child, had him stand among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
“Whoever welcomes one little child such as this in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent Me.”
I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaves his wife behind, and leaves no child, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother.
Then brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and put them to death.
Then she exclaimed with a loud cry:“You are the most blessed of women,and your child will be blessed!
When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.
All who heard about him took it to heart, saying, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the Lord’s hand was with him.
And child, you will be calleda prophet of the Most High,for you will go before the Lordto prepare His ways,
The child grew up and became spiritually strong, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child,
Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law,
Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: “Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed—
So He took her by the hand and called out, “Child, get up!”
Just then a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, because he’s my only child.
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him.
He told them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. For whoever is least among you—this one is great.”
I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering because of the joy that a person has been born into the world.
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.
When I was a child,I spoke like a child,I thought like a child,I reasoned like a child.When I became a man,I put aside childish things.
Now I say that as long as the heir is a child, he differs in no way from a slave, though he is the owner of everything.
But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so also now.
To Timothy, my true son in the faith.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle,
To Timothy, my dearly loved son.Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
To Titus, my true son in our common faith.Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
appeal to you for my son, Onesimus. I fathered him while I was in chains.
By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him.
His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child.
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