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bible verses on parenting

Parenting and God’s Guidance:

  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  • Psalm 127:3 – “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
  • Proverbs 1:8 – “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

Love and Discipline in your Parenting:

  • Proverbs 13:24 – “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”
  • Proverbs 29:17 – “Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.”
  • Proverbs 3:11-12 – “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”
  • Proverbs 20:7 – “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”

Teaching and Instruction in your Parenting:

  • Proverbs 1:8 – “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”
  • Proverbs 6:20 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Deuteronomy 11:19 – “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”

Responsibility and Modeling:

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
  • Colossians 3:20 – “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 23:13 – “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.”
  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Train the child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
  • Proverbs 10:9 – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

God’s Blessings on Families:

  • Numbers 6:24-26 – “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
  • Psalm 128:3 – “Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”
  • Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
  • Psalm 127:5 – “Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
  • 3 John 1:4 – “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

Trust in God’s Provision:

  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Prayer and Seeking Wisdom:

  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Proverbs 14:26 – “In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.”
  • Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”
  • Proverbs 23:24 – “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.”
  • Proverbs 14:26 – “Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children, it will be a refuge.”