46 Scriptures on Mothers and Daughters (ESV)

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  1. Proverbs 31:10-12 - "An excellent wife who can find?..."
  2. 1 Peter 3:4 - "but let your adorning be the..."
  3. Isaiah 49:15 - ""Can a woman forget her nursing..."
  4. Joshua 24:15 - "And if it is evil in..."
  5. Isaiah 66:13 - "As one whom his mother comforts,..."
  6. Psalm 113:9 - "He gives the barren woman a..."
  7. Proverbs 6:20-22 - "My son, keep your father's commandment,..."
  8. Colossians 3:24 - "knowing that from the Lord you..."
  9. Proverbs 23:22-25 - "Listen to your father who gave..."
  10. Romans 8:38-39 - "For I am sure that neither..."
  11. John 19:25-27 - "but standing by the cross of..."
  12. Psalm 127:3 - "Behold, children are a heritage from..."
  13. Philippians 1:2-3 - "Grace to you and peace from..."
  14. Hebrews 13:5-6 - "Keep your life free from love..."
  15. 1 Timothy 5:2 - "older women like mothers, younger women..."
  16. Proverbs 11:16 - "A gracious woman gets honor, and..."
  17. 1 Samuel 1:26-28 - "And she said, "Oh, my lord!..."
  18. Psalm 139:13 - "For you formed my inward parts;..."
  19. Proverbs 5:18 - "Let your fountain be blessed, and..."
  20. Deuteronomy 5:16 - ""'Honor your father and your mother,..."
  21. Titus 2:3-5 - "Older women likewise are to be..."
  22. Proverbs 1:8-9 - "Hear, my son, your father's instruction,..."
  23. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6  - "Blessed is everyone who fears the..."
  24. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6  - "The LORD bless you from Zion!..."
  25. Romans 8:28 - "And we know that for those..."
  26. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  27. Philippians 2:14-15 - "Do all things without grumbling or..."
  28. Proverbs 18:22 - "He who finds a wife finds..."
  29. Ephesians 6:1-3  - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  30. Isaiah 40:31 - "but they who wait for the..."
  31. Luke 1:5-6 - "In the days of Herod, king..."
  32. Philippians 4:8 - "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever..."
  33. Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the..."
  34. Ruth 1:16-17 - "But Ruth said, "Do not urge..."
  35. Proverbs 17:6 - "Grandchildren are the crown of the..."
  36. Exodus 20:12 - ""Honor your father and your mother,..."
  37. Luke 1:46-48 - "And Mary said, "My soul magnifies..."
  38. Leviticus 19:3 - "Every one of you shall revere..."
  39. 2 Timothy 1:5 - "I am reminded of your sincere..."
  40. Galatians 6:9 - "And let us not grow weary..."
  41. Isaiah 41:13 - "For I, the LORD your God,..."
  42. Philippians 4:12-13 - "I know how to be brought..."
  43. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I..."
  44. Matthew 15:4-6 - "For God commanded, 'Honor your father..."
  45. Psalm 23:6 - "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow..."
  46. Proverbs 19:14 - "House and wealth are inherited from..."

1. Proverbs 31:10-12

10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

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2. 1 Peter 3:4

4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

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3. Isaiah 49:15

15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

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4. Joshua 24:15

15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

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5. Isaiah 66:13

13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

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6. Psalm 113:9

9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

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7. Proverbs 6:20-22

20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. 21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

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8. Colossians 3:24

24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

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9. Proverbs 23:22-25

22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 25 Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

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10. Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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11. John 19:25-27

25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

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12. Psalm 127:3

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

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13. Philippians 1:2-3

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

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14. Hebrews 13:5-6

5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 6 So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"

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15. 1 Timothy 5:2

2 older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity.

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16. Proverbs 11:16

16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

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17. 1 Samuel 1:26-28

26 And she said, "Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD. 27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD."And he worshiped the LORD there.

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18. Psalm 139:13

13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

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19. Proverbs 5:18

18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

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20. Deuteronomy 5:16

16 "'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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21. Titus 2:3-5

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

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22. Proverbs 1:8-9

8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

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23. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 

1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! 2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

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24. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 

5 The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! 6 May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

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25. Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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26. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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27. Philippians 2:14-15

14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

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28. Proverbs 18:22

22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

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29. Ephesians 6:1-3 

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."

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30. Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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31. Luke 1:5-6

5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

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32. Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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33. Proverbs 22:6

6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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34. Ruth 1:16-17

16 But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you."

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35. Proverbs 17:6

6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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36. Exodus 20:12

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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37. Luke 1:46-48

46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

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38. 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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39. 2 Timothy 1:5

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.

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40. Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

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41. Isaiah 41:13

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

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42. Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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43. Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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44. Matthew 15:4-6

4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' 5 But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, 6 he need not honor his father.' So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

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45. Psalm 23:6

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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46. Proverbs 19:14

14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 113:9
  2. Psalm 127:3
  3. Psalm 139:13
  4. Psalm 23:6
  5. Exodus 20:12
  6. Leviticus 19:3
  7. Deuteronomy 5:16
  8. Joshua 24:15
  9. Ruth 1:16-17
  10. 1 Samuel 1:26-28
  11. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 
  12. Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 
  13. Proverbs 1:8-9
  14. Proverbs 5:18
  15. Proverbs 6:20-22
  16. Proverbs 11:16
  17. Proverbs 17:6
  18. Proverbs 18:22
  19. Proverbs 19:14
  20. Proverbs 22:6
  21. Proverbs 23:22-25
  22. Proverbs 31:10-12
  23. Isaiah 40:31
  24. Isaiah 41:13
  25. Isaiah 49:15
  26. Isaiah 66:13
  27. Jeremiah 29:11
  28. Matthew 15:4-6
  29. Luke 1:5-6
  30. Luke 1:46-48
  31. John 19:25-27
  32. Romans 8:38-39
  33. Romans 8:28
  34. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
  35. Galatians 6:9
  36. Ephesians 6:1-3 
  37. Philippians 1:2-3
  38. Philippians 2:14-15
  39. Philippians 4:8
  40. Philippians 4:12-13
  41. Colossians 3:24
  42. 1 Timothy 5:2
  43. 2 Timothy 1:5
  44. Titus 2:3-5
  45. Hebrews 13:5-6
  46. 1 Peter 3:4

Psalm 113:9

9 He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 127:3

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

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Psalm 139:13

13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

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Psalm 23:6

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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Exodus 20:12

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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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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Deuteronomy 5:16

16 "'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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Joshua 24:15

15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

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Ruth 1:16-17

16 But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you."

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1 Samuel 1:26-28

26 And she said, "Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD. 27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28 Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD."And he worshiped the LORD there.

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Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 

1 Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! 2 You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

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Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6 

5 The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! 6 May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

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Proverbs 1:8-9

8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

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Proverbs 5:18

18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

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Proverbs 6:20-22

20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. 21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

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Proverbs 11:16

16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

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Proverbs 17:6

6 Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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Proverbs 18:22

22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.

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Proverbs 19:14

14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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Proverbs 22:6

6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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Proverbs 23:22-25

22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 25 Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.

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Proverbs 31:10-12

10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

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Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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Isaiah 41:13

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

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Isaiah 49:15

15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

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Isaiah 66:13

13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

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Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Matthew 15:4-6

4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' 5 But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, 6 he need not honor his father.' So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

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Luke 1:5-6

5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.

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Luke 1:46-48

46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

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John 19:25-27

25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" 27 Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

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Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

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Ephesians 6:1-3 

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."

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Philippians 1:2-3

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

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Philippians 2:14-15

14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

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Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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Colossians 3:24

24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

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1 Timothy 5:2

2 older women like mothers, younger women like sisters, in all purity.

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2 Timothy 1:5

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.

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Titus 2:3-5

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

View on BibleGateway

Hebrews 13:5-6

5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 6 So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"

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1 Peter 3:4

4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

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