53+ Bible Verses About Parenting and For Parents

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
April 3, 2024
Bible Verses About Parenting and For Parents

Parenting is a journey filled with challenges and rewards, a path that often leads us to seek guidance and strength beyond our own. Within the pages of the Bible, parents can find profound wisdom and encouragement tailored to the highs and lows of raising children. This article compiles 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, meticulously selected to offer a wellspring of spiritual nourishment for parents. By weaving together timeless scripture from the New King James Version (NKJV) and insights from Christian thought leaders, we aim to provide a comprehensive resource that speaks to the heart of parental guidance and love.

Whether you are navigating the early stages of parenthood or guiding your children into adulthood, this collection's biblical principles and Christian wisdom serve as a beacon of light. Each verse and quote has been chosen to resonate with the joys and trials of parenting, encouraging resilience, patience, and love. As we explore these scriptural treasures, let us be inspired to strengthen our families with faith, hope, and love. We invite you to continue reading to gain a deeper understanding of parenting through the lens of Christian faith.

Love and Compassion in Parenting

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."

- 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NKJV)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness."

- Galatians 5:22 (NKJV)

"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."

- Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NKJV)

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."

- Colossians 3:12 (NKJV)

"Let all that you do be done with love."

- 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NKJV)

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

- John 13:34 (NKJV)

Discipline and Guidance

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

- Proverbs 13:24 (NKJV)

"Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death."

- Proverbs 19:18 (NKJV)

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."

- Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV)


"Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die."

- Proverbs 23:13 (NKJV)

"The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."

- Proverbs 29:15 (NKJV)

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

"Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?"

- Hebrews 12:7 (NKJV)

Faith and Spirituality in the Family

"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children."

- Deuteronomy 6:6 (NKJV)

"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

- Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

"You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."

- Deuteronomy 11:19 (NKJV)

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

- Luke 18:16 (NKJV)

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

- Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV)

"And all your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children."

- Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)

"Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it."

- Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."

- Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

Prayer and Intercession for Children

"Pray without ceasing."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)

"The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."

- James 5:16b (NKJV)

"And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him."

- 1 John 5:15 (NKJV)

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."

- Matthew 18:10 (NKJV)

"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him."

- Psalm 127:3 (NKJV)

"Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord."

- Psalm 34:11 (NKJV)

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."

- 3 John 1:4 (NKJV)

Strength and Courage in Parenting

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

- Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

"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."

- Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

"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."

- Psalm 28:7 (NKJV)

"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."

- Psalm 31:24 (NKJV)

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."

- Isaiah 40:29 (NKJV)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

Patience and Perseverance

"But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."

- James 1:4 (NKJV)

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

- Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

"By your patience possess your souls."

- Luke 21:19 (NKJV)

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."

- Ephesians 4:2 (NKJV)

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

- Romans 12:12 (NKJV)

"But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance."

- Romans 8:25 (NKJV)

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."

- James 1:2-3 (NKJV)

Wisdom and Understanding

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

- James 1:5 (NKJV)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

- Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."

- Proverbs 2:6 (NKJV)

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."

- Matthew 10:16 (NKJV)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

"Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance."

- Proverbs 1:5 (NKJV)

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."

- Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)

Gratitude and Joy

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)

"The joy of the Lord is your strength."

- Nehemiah 8:10b (NKJV)

"Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh."

- Luke 6:21b (NKJV)


"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."

- Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)

"Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)

"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."

- Psalm 106:1 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."

- C.S. Lewis

"The best way to show your children God's love is to love them and each other."

- Francis Chan

"To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today."

- Barbara Johnson

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

- Frederick Douglass

"Parents. It's not what we do for our children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings."

- Ann Landers

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

- Theodore Hesburgh

"No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us."

- Brad Meltzer


Parenting is a divine responsibility that shapes the future, molds character and imparts eternal values. It is a journey made easier with the wisdom and guidance found in the Scriptures. As we have explored through these Bible verses and Christian quotes, the journey of parenting is enriched by love, patience, guidance, and faith.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."

- Psalm 127:3 (NKJV)

"As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him."

- Psalm 103:13 (NKJV)

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

- Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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