Children are a blessing from God, and should be treated as one of God’s greatest gifts and treasures to the world. They show us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, and they teach us about faith, honesty, trust, and creativity. Of course, they must also be trained and corrected, for even the smallest of children knows how to do wrong.
The Scriptures teach us many things about children, and below are some of the more well known verses about them.
Scriptures on Children
If you want to know what Scripture says about children, here are some good Bible verses to get you started. Do you know of others? Leave them in the comment section below.
Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”
“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,`Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise ‘?”
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
Scriptural Books on Children
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