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scriptures about mothers

The Role of Mothers

  • Proverbs 31:25-28: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
  • Exodus 20:12: “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:5: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”
  • Proverbs 6:20-21: “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.”
  • Isaiah 66:13: “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
  • Proverbs 31:26: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
  • Luke 1:46-48: “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.'”
  • Proverbs 22:6: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
  • 1 Samuel 1:27-28: “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.”
  • Proverbs 29:15: “A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.”

Mothers in Biblical Narratives

  • Genesis 3:20: “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.”
  • Ruth 1:16-17: “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.'”
  • Luke 2:51: “But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.”
  • 1 Kings 3:26-27: “The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’ But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’ Then the king gave his ruling.”
  • John 19:26-27: “When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son,’ and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
  • Genesis 21:1-3: “Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.”
  • Exodus 2:3-4: “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.”
  • Luke 1:56: “Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.”
  • Matthew 15:21-28: “The Canaanite woman’s faith.”
  • 2 Kings 4:30: “But the child’s mother said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So he got up and followed her.”

Motherly Wisdom and Instruction

  • Proverbs 1:8-9: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”
  • Proverbs 23:22-25: “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it—wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!”
  • Leviticus 19:3: “Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.”
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
  • Ephesians 6:1-3: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—’so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'”
  • Proverbs 31:1: “The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him.”
  • Proverbs 15:20: “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”
  • Proverbs 10:1: “The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.”
  • Luke 2:48: “When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, ‘Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.'”
  • Proverbs 4:3-4: “For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, ‘Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.'”

Mothers and Their Challenges

  • 1 Samuel 2:19: “Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.”
  • Genesis 27:46: “Then Rebekah said to Isaac, ‘I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.'”
  • 1 Kings 17:17-24: “The widow of Zarephath’s son restored to life.”
  • 2 Samuel 21:10: “Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of harvest till rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds of the air touch them by day or the wild animals by night.”
  • Matthew 2:18: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
  • Luke 7:12-15: “As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’ Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!'”
  • John 16:21: “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”
  • Genesis 30:1: “When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or I’ll die!'”
  • Exodus 1:22-2:10: “The story of Moses’ mother placing him in a basket in the Nile to save his life.”
  • 1 Kings 3:16-28: “The story of the two mothers who came to King Solomon, each claiming the same baby as her own.”

Mothers and Their Faith

  • Luke 1:38: “‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.”
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-15: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
  • Acts 16:1: “Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.”
  • Luke 2:19: “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
  • Luke 1:41-45: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!’”
  • Luke 11:27-28: “As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.’ He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’”
  • Matthew 1:18-20: “This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.”
  • Genesis 17:15-16: “God also said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.’”
  • Luke 1:30-31: “But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.’”
  • Luke 1:56-57: “Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son.”

Expressions of Maternal Love and Sacrifice

  • John 2:1-5: “On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’ ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’”
  • Ruth 4:14-15: “The women said to Naomi: ‘Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.’”
  • 1 Samuel 1:11: “And she made a vow, saying, ‘LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.’”
  • Genesis 3:16: “To the woman he said, ‘I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.’”
  • Matthew 2:13-14: “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’ So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt.”
  • Luke 8:19-21: “Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.’ He replied, ‘My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.’”
  • Mark 7:24-30: “The story of a Syrophoenician woman’s faith and her plea for Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.”
  • Genesis 21:16: “Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, ‘I cannot watch the boy die.’ And as she sat there, she began to sob.”
  • Exodus 2:3: “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.”
  • 1 Kings 3:26: “The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’ But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’”

Mothers as Examples of Strength and Dignity

  • Proverbs 31:17: “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
  • 1 Samuel 2:1-2: “Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.'”
  • Acts 12:12-14: “When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.”
  • Luke 1:35-38: “The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.’ ‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.”
  • Luke 4:26-27: “Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
  • Ruth 3:1-5: “One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, ‘My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for.'”
  • Proverbs 31:29-30: “‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
  • Judges 5:7: “Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.”
  • 2 Kings 4:8-10: “One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. She said to her husband, ‘I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.’”
  • Proverbs 14:1: “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

Mothers and the Gift of Life

  • Genesis 4:1: “Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, ‘With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.’”
  • Psalm 127:3: “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.”
  • Genesis 29:31: “When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.”
  • 1 Samuel 1:20: “So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, ‘Because I asked the LORD for him.’”
  • Luke 1:24-25: “After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.’”
  • Genesis 30:22-24: “Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, ‘God has taken away my disgrace.’ She named him Joseph, and said, ‘May the LORD add to me another son.’”
  • Psalm 113:9: “He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.”
  • Genesis 25:21: “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.”
  • Job 42:15: “Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.”
  • Isaiah 54:1: “‘Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,’ says the LORD.”

Mothers’ Influence and Legacy

  • 2 Timothy 1:5: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.”
  • Proverbs 31:28: “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
  • Psalm 131:2: “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”
  • Titus 2:4-5: “Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
  • Ezekiel 16:44: “‘Everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb about you: “Like mother, like daughter.”'”
  • Deuteronomy 4:9-10: “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
  • Proverbs 20:20: “If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.”
  • Proverbs 17:6: “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
  • Proverbs 31:31: “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
  • Psalm 146:9: “The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

Mothers and Compassion

  • Isaiah 49:15: “‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!’”
  • Psalm 103:13: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.”
  • Luke 7:13: “When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’”
  • 1 Kings 3:26-27: “The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’ But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’ Then the king gave his ruling.”
  • Hosea 11:3-4: “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.”
  • Matthew 15:22-28: “A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.’ Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, ‘Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.’”
  • 2 Samuel 21:10: “Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of harvest until rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds touch them by day nor the wild animals by night.”
  • Luke 1:58: “Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.”
  • Proverbs 31:20: “She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”
  • Genesis 24:28: “The girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.”

Mothers and Their Prayers

  • 1 Samuel 1:10-11: “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, ‘LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.’”
  • Luke 2:37: “And then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.”
  • Luke 1:13: “But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.’”
  • Acts 1:14: “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”
  • James 5:16: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Colossians 4:2: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Luke 18:1-3: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: ‘In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’’”
  • Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Mothers and Wisdom

  • Proverbs 31:26: “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
  • Proverbs 6:20: “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Proverbs 9:1: “Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.”
  • Proverbs 14:1: “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
  • Proverbs 19:26: “He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.”
  • Proverbs 23:25: “May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!”
  • Proverbs 29:15: “The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”
  • Proverbs 15:20: “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”
  • Proverbs 10:1: “The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.”
  • Proverbs 30:17: “The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.”

Mothers as Bearers of Faith and Hope

  • Luke 2:33-35: “The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: ‘This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.’”
  • Hebrews 11:11: “And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.”
  • Luke 1:68-69: “‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.’”
  • Romans 4:18-21: “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

Mothers and the Nurturing of Leaders

  • Exodus 2:7-9: “Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’ ‘Yes, go,’ she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.’ So the woman took the baby and nursed him.”
  • Judges 13:3-5: “The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, ‘You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.’”
  • 1 Kings 2:19-20: “Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. The king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand. ‘I have one small request to make of you,’ she said. ‘Do not refuse me.’ The king replied, ‘Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you.’”
  • Proverbs 4:1-2: “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”

Divine Comfort and Motherly Metaphors

  • Isaiah 66:13: “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.” This verse directly compares God’s comfort to that of a mother’s, emphasizing the depth and tenderness of divine consolation.
  • Hosea 13:8: “Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them— a wild animal will tear them apart.” Here, the ferocity and protective nature often associated with motherhood are used to describe God’s intense response to Israel’s disobedience.
  • Matthew 23:37: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” Jesus expresses a maternal desire to protect and nurture Jerusalem’s inhabitants, likening Himself to a mother hen.

Virtuous Qualities of Biblical Women

  • Ruth 3:11: “And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character.” Ruth is celebrated for her loyalty, kindness, and noble character, embodying virtues that are often praised in mothers.
  • Proverbs 11:16: “A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.” This proverb highlights the honor and respect accorded to women who exhibit kindness, a quality deeply valued in motherhood.
  • Proverbs 12:4: “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” The verse speaks to the value and impact of a woman’s character within her family and marriage, reflecting qualities that are admirable in mothers.
  • Luke 8:15: “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, understand it, and produce a crop—a hundred times what was sown.” This parable, while not directly about motherhood, celebrates the virtues of receptiveness, understanding, and productivity, traits often associated with maternal figures.
  • 1 Peter 3:4: “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” This instruction encourages women to cultivate inner beauty and a gentle spirit, qualities that resonate with the nurturing aspect of motherhood.