What Does the Bible Say About Parenting? (30 Verses)

Learn what the Bible says about Parenting. These are the 30 most relevant Bible verses and passages about Parenting.
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It is important to interpret Bible verses in their Scriptural context. Many people rip Scripture passages out of their context and misinterpret them.

This list of Bible verses about Parenting is meant to be a starting place for learning more about this topic. Make sure you do not use these Bible verses inappropriately—check to make sure the verses actually mean what you think they mean.

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  1. Colossians 3:21 - "Fathers, do not provoke your children,..."
  2. Colossians 3:20 - "Children, obey your parents in everything,..."
  3. Ephesians 6:4 - "Fathers, do not provoke your children..."
  4. Ephesians 6:1 - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  5. 2 Corinthians 12:14 - "Here for the third time I..."
  6. Deuteronomy 11:19 - "You shall teach them to your..."
  7. Jeremiah 31:29 - "In those days they shall no..."
  8. Luke 1:17 - "and he will go before him..."
  9. Galatians 4:2 - "but he is under guardians and..."
  10. 1 Timothy 5:4 - "But if a widow has children..."
  11. Leviticus 19:3 - "Every one of you shall revere..."
  12. Proverbs 4:1 - "Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,..."
  13. Hebrews 12:10 - "For they disciplined us for a..."
  14. Psalm 127:4 - "Like arrows in the hand of..."
  15. Matthew 7:11 - "If you then, who are evil,..."
  16. 1 Samuel 1:27 - "For this child I prayed, and..."
  17. Proverbs 17:25 - "A foolish son is a grief..."
  18. 3 John 1:4 - "I have no greater joy than..."
  19. Proverbs 23:13 - "Do not withhold discipline from a..."
  20. 2 Timothy 3:3 - "heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal,..."
  21. Proverbs 22:15 - "Folly is bound up in the..."
  22. 1 Corinthians 4:15 - "For though you have countless guides..."
  23. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 - "But we were gentle among you,..."
  24. Proverbs 13:24 - "Whoever spares the rod hates his..."
  25. Deuteronomy 6:9 - "You shall write them on the..."
  26. Isaiah 54:13 - "All your children shall be taught..."
  27. Genesis 25:27 - "When the boys grew up, Esau..."
  28. Genesis 25:19 - "These are the generations of Isaac,..."
  29. Leviticus 20:9 - "For anyone who curses his father..."
  30. 1 Peter 5:2 - "shepherd the flock of God that..."

1. Colossians 3:21

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

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2. Colossians 3:20

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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3. Ephesians 6:4

4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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4. Ephesians 6:1

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

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5. 2 Corinthians 12:14

14 Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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6. Deuteronomy 11:19

19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

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7. Jeremiah 31:29

29 In those days they shall no longer say: "'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.'

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8. Luke 1:17

17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared."

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9. Galatians 4:2

2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

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10. 1 Timothy 5:4

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

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11. Leviticus 19:3

3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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12. Proverbs 4:1

1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

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13. Hebrews 12:10

10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

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14. Psalm 127:4

4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

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15. Matthew 7:11

11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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16. 1 Samuel 1:27

27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.

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17. Proverbs 17:25

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

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18. 3 John 1:4

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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19. Proverbs 23:13

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

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20. 2 Timothy 3:3

3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,

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21. Proverbs 22:15

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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22. 1 Corinthians 4:15

15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

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23. 1 Thessalonians 2:7

7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

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24. Proverbs 13:24

24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

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25. Deuteronomy 6:9

9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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26. Isaiah 54:13

13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

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27. Genesis 25:27

27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

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28. Genesis 25:19

19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham fathered Isaac,

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29. Leviticus 20:9

9 For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.

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30. 1 Peter 5:2

2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 127:4
  2. Genesis 25:19
  3. Genesis 25:27
  4. Leviticus 19:3
  5. Leviticus 20:9
  6. Deuteronomy 6:9
  7. Deuteronomy 11:19
  8. 1 Samuel 1:27
  9. Proverbs 4:1
  10. Proverbs 13:24
  11. Proverbs 17:25
  12. Proverbs 22:15
  13. Proverbs 23:13
  14. Isaiah 54:13
  15. Jeremiah 31:29
  16. Matthew 7:11
  17. Luke 1:17
  18. 3 John 1:4
  19. 1 Corinthians 4:15
  20. 2 Corinthians 12:14
  21. Galatians 4:2
  22. Ephesians 6:1
  23. Ephesians 6:4
  24. Colossians 3:20
  25. Colossians 3:21
  26. 1 Thessalonians 2:7
  27. 1 Timothy 5:4
  28. 2 Timothy 3:3
  29. Hebrews 12:10
  30. 1 Peter 5:2

Psalm 127:4

4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

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Genesis 25:19

19 These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham fathered Isaac,

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Genesis 25:27

27 When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

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Leviticus 19:3

3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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Leviticus 20:9

9 For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.

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Deuteronomy 6:9

9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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Deuteronomy 11:19

19 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

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1 Samuel 1:27

27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.

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Proverbs 4:1

1 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

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Proverbs 13:24

24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

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Proverbs 17:25

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.

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Proverbs 22:15

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

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Proverbs 23:13

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.

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Isaiah 54:13

13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

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Jeremiah 31:29

29 In those days they shall no longer say: "'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.'

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Matthew 7:11

11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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Luke 1:17

17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared."

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3 John 1:4

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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1 Corinthians 4:15

15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

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2 Corinthians 12:14

14 Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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Galatians 4:2

2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

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Ephesians 6:1

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

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Ephesians 6:4

4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Colossians 3:20

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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Colossians 3:21

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

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1 Thessalonians 2:7

7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

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1 Timothy 5:4

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

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2 Timothy 3:3

3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,

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Hebrews 12:10

10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

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1 Peter 5:2

2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

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