17 Bible Verses About Children – Extracted from 4 Different Translations

“Children are an inheritance.” That’s what the Bible says. Do you view your children as a gift from the Creator? You should. They are precious. The Bible has many things to say about these precious gems. Here are a few Bible verses about children.


If you love your children, you’re not alone. God does too. He has so much affection for children that he inspired men, some thousands of years ago, to write about them in such expressive and beautiful words.

Want to know what the Bible says about children along with the scriptural verses? Below you’ll find a few Bible verses about children taken from 4 different translations of the Bible. Four different translations are used because people differ in their choice of Bible translations. The translation from which the verses are taken will be noted and specified.

 

Bible Verses About Children

Children are an Inheritance (Psalm 127:3)

Look! Sons are an inheritance from Jehovah; The fruit of the womb is a reward. – New World Translation

 

Lo, children are a heritage of Jehovah; And the fruit of the womb is his reward. – American Standard Version Translation

 

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. – King James Version Translation

 

Sons, now, are Jehovah’s allotting; the fruit of a wife’s body is a reward. – Byington 

 Children Need Time and Attention (Mark 10:13,14)

 

People now began bringing him young children for him to touch them, but the disciples reprimanded them. At seeing this, Jesus was indignant and said to them: “Let the young children come to me; do not try to stop them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such ones. (New World Translation)

And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. (American Standard Version Translation)

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. (King James Version Translation)

And they brought children to him to have him touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus was offended at seeing it, and said to them “Let the children come to me, do not interfere with them; for to such belongs the Reign of God. (Byington)

Children Should Obey Their Parents ( Colossians 3:20)

You children, be obedient to your parents in everything, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. (New World Translation)

 

Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. (King James Version Translation)

 

Children, obey your parents in every respect, for this is a winsome way in the Lord. (Byington)

Children Should be Taught by Their Parents (Deuteronomy 6:6,7)

 

These words that I am commanding you today must be on your heart, and you must inculcate them in your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up. (New World Translation)

 

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;  and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (American Standard Version Translation)

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (King James Version Translation)

And you are to take to heart these words which I am enjoining upon you today and inculcate them on your children, and talk of them when you are sitting in your house and when you as walking on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. (Byington)

Children Can be Irritated or Exasperated (Ephesians 6:4)

And fathers, do not be irritating your children,c but go on bringing them up in the discipline and admonition of Jehovah. (New World Translation)

 

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but nurture them in the chastening and admonition of the Lord. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (King James Version Translation)

 

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Byington)

Children Should Remember Their Creator While They are Young (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

Remember, then, your Grand Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of distress come and the years arrive when you will say: “I have no pleasure in them.” (New World Translation)

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (American Standard Version Translation)

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (King James Version Translation)

And remember your Creator in your time of youth ere the bad times come and years that you will say you do not like draw on; (Byington)

Children Will be Blessed if They Listen and Obey ( Proverbs 1: 8)

Listen, my son, to the discipline of your father, And do not forsake the instruction of your mother. (New World Translation)

 

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: (American Standard Version Translation)

 

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: (King James Version Translation)

 

Listen, son, to your father’s instruction, and never abandon your mother’s teachings, (Byington)

 

Children Should Be Shown Affection and Compassion (Mark 10:16)

And he took the children into his arms and began blessing them, laying his hands on them. (New World Translation)

And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. (American Standard Version Translation)

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. (King James Version Translation)

And he took them in his arms and covered them with blessings, putting his hands on them. (Byington)

Children Used as Object Lessons. ( Mark 9:35-37)

So he sat down and called the Twelve and said to them: “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and minister of all.” Then he took a young child and stood him in their midst; and putting his arms around him, he said to them: “Whoever receives one of such young children on the basis of my name receives me also; and whoever receives me receives not me only but also Him who sent me.” (New World Translation)

 

And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all. And he took a little child, and set him in the midst of them: and taking him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. (King James Version Translation)

 

And he sat down and called the Twelve and said to them “If one means to be first, he shall be last of all and serving-man to all.” And he took a child and set it in the middle among them, and, putting his arms around it, said to them, “Anybody who receives one of the children in my name is receiving me, and anybody who receives me is receiving not me but him who sent me.” (Byington)

 

 

Children Should be Disciplined ( Proverbs 13:24)

Whoever holds back his rod hates his son, But the one who loves him disciplines him diligently. (New World Translation)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (American Standard Version Translation)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (King James Version Translation)

He who holds back his stick hates his son, but he who loves him goes in quest of it as a discipline. (Byington)

Orphans Should be Cared For (James 1:27)

The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world. (New World Translation)

 

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (King James Version Translation)

 

Pure and undefiled devotions in the eyes of God the Father are these: to look after orphans and widows in their distress; to keep one’s self unspotted from the world. (Byington)

Children are a Joy to Their Parents ( John 16:21)

When a woman is giving birth, she has grief because her hour has come, but when she has given birth to the child, she remembers the tribulation no more because of the joy that a man has been born into the world. (New World Translation)

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the world. (American Standard Version Translation)

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. (King James Version Translation)

When a woman is giving birth she feels grief because her time has come; but when she brings forth the child she no longer remembers the distress because of her gladness that a man has been born into the world. (Byington)

 

Children Should be Taught About the Bible from Infancy. (2 Timothy 3: 14-15)

You, however, continue in the things that you learned and were persuaded to believe, knowing from whom you learned them and that from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (New World Translation)

 

But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (King James Version Translation)

 

But as for you, remain in what you learned and were given assurance of, knowing from whom you learned it and that ever since you were a baby you have known sacred literature such as could give you the wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (Byington)

Children are Encouraged to Hold on to Wise Counsel. (Proverbs 22:6)

 

Train a boy in the way he should go; Even when he grows old he will not depart from it. (New World Translation)

Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. (American Standard Version Translation)

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (King James Version Translation)

Give a boy the start his course requires; even when he grows old he will not deviate from it. (Byington)

 

Children are Prone to Act Stupidly; They Need Guidance (Proverbs 22:15)

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a boy, But the rod of discipline will remove it far from him. (New World Translation)

 

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; But the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (American Standard Version Translation)

 

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (King James Version Translation)

 

Foolishness is tied into a boy’s heart; the cudgel of discipline will drive it away. (Byington)

Children Should be Disciplined by Their Parents (Proverbs 19:18)

Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not become responsible for his death. (New World Translation)

Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction. (American Standard Version Translation)

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (King James Version Translation)

Chastise your son, because there is a hope, and do not expect to kill him. (Byington)

 

Children Should Honor Their Parents (Exodus 20:12)

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land that Jehovah your God is giving you.” (New World Translation)

 

“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.”(American Standard Version Translation)

 

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (King James Version Translation)

 

“Honor your father and your mother, so that your time may be long on the soil your God Jehovah is giving you. (Byington)

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