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What Does the Bible Say About Parenting?

We all know that there are an endless amount of Bible verses that talk about children, and how precious they are in the eyes of the Lord. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me” and he is always surrounded by kids in the Bible.

So we get it. Jesus loves children, and that means we need to love them too, even if we are not big fans of children in general. But does the Bible talk about parenting specifically? Does God give us any verses of advice in his word about dealing with kids when they turn into little monsters?

Yes, he does.

We have provided verses to encourage, but also teach, parents about raising children in a solid environment with solid principles. Take these words of wisdom from our heavenly Father as words of strength and words of encouragement, because the Lord protects parents, teaches parents, and loves parents for what they do.

Bible Verses About Parenting

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”


Proverbs 22:6

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.”


Ephesians 6:4

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”


 Proverbs 13:24

“Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”


Proverbs 29:17

“Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.”


Colossians 3:21

“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.”


Proverbs 1:8-9

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”


2 Corinthians 12:14

“Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.”


Proverbs 29:15

“A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.”


Bibles Verses About Strength

While it is encouraging to hear verses abut kids and how parents can raise them, sometimes parents need strength when it comes to dealing with the terrible twos, toddling toddlers, pre-teens, and the oh-so-wonderful high school teenagers.

And they need lots of it.

These verses are not specifically about strength with children, but we like to think that they can aide parents who are struggling with their kids and need some reminders that God is sovereign. So keep some of these verses written on your mirror, on post notes on the refrigerator, whatever you need to do to have these constant reminders.


Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”


Ephesians 3:16

“I pray that out of his glorious riches hey may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being.”


Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”


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Exodus 15:2

“The Lord is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”


Habakkuk 3:19

“The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights.”

Psalm 28:7-8

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.”


2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


Nehemiah 8:10

“Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”





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