Family & Children

All verses are in the New King James Version (NKJV).


"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." -  Exodus 20:12


"Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you." - Deuteronomy 5:16


"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of [a]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.” - Joshua 24:15


"But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children." - Psalm 103:17


    "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate." - Psalm 127:3-5 


"My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother." - Proverbs 1:8


"My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother." - Proverbs 6:20 


"He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind,
And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart." - Proverbs 11:29


"A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish man despises his mother." - Proverbs 15:20


"He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live." - Proverbs 15:27


"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." -  Proverbs 22:6


"She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
She considers a field and buys it;
From [a]her profits she plants a vineyard.
She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms." - Proverbs 31:15-17


"For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’" - Matthew 15:4


"He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly." - Acts 10:2 


"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 


"Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord." - Colossians 3:20


"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother,' which is the first commandment with promise: " - Ephesians 6:1-2


   " And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4


"...earing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do." - Colossians 3:13 


"We love Him because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19