VERSES TO OUR CHILDREN
20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may livelong and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
18:19-20 Yet you ask, “why does the son not share the guilt of his father?” Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son.
139:13-16 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, they days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
144:12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
1: 8,9 Listen my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
1:15 My son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths.
2:1-5 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart.
3:11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
3:21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight, they will be life for you.
4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
4:10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
4:20 My son, pay attention to what I say, listen closely to my words.
5:1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
5:7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
6:20-22 My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk they will guide you.
7:1,2 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
7:24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
8:32 Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen, to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
10:1 A wise son brings joy to his father but a foolish son grief to his mother.
10:5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
13:1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
15:5 A fool spurns his father’s discipline but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
15:20 A wise son brings joy to his father but a foolish man despises his mother.
17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
17:21 To have a fool for a son brings grief; there is no joy for the father of a fool.
17:25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
19:13 A foolish son is his father’s ruin.
19:26,27 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. Stop listening to instruction my son and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
20:11 Even a child is known by his action by whether his conduct is pure and right.
20:30 Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.
23:15,16 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on
the right path.
23:22-26 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; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. The father of a righteous man has a great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways.
24:13,14 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul.
24:21,22 Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious for those who will send sudden destruction upon them and who knows what calamities they can bring?
27:11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with comtempt.
28:7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
28:24 He who robs his father or mother and says, “it’s not wrong”…he is partner to him who destroys.
30:17 The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
30:28 Her children arise and call her blessed.
11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
18:2-6 He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
19:14 Jesus said, “let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
21:16 Do you hear what these children are saying? they asked him? Yes replied Jesus, Have you never read, From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?/ Psalm 8:2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
9:37 Jesus said, ” Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
10:13-16 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuke them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them,“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth; anyone who will not receive the kingdom of Godlike a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
13:12“brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
15: 18-24 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men. So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the Father said to his servants, Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. So, they began to celebrate.
18:20“you know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.”
1:30 slanderers, God-haters, indolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents.
13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put childish ways behind me.
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise…that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.
3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
4:12 Don’t let any one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.
5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion, into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
3:2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy
12:5-11 And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son. Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our Father’s disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you and submit to their authority.
1:14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.