Isaiah 49:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Psalm 127:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 15 helpful votes
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, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 8:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 51:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Titus 2:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Job 31:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?
Exodus 21:22-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
James 1:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Acts 22:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Luke 1:48 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
Acts 7:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes
He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.
John 8:16-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”
Mark 16:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Exodus 23:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.
James 2:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Luke 23:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
Luke 1:44 ESV / 6 helpful votes
For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
Matthew 18:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Job 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light?
Numbers 12:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother’s womb.”
Genesis 2:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
3 John 1:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
Luke 1:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
Matthew 19:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Joel 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.
Isaiah 66:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Psalm 127:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Job 3:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’
1 Samuel 1:27-28 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.
Deuteronomy 27:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Exodus 20:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“You shall not murder.
Exodus 20:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Genesis 25:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
Genesis 25:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Philippians 4:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Acts 17:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
Luke 12:42-46 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.
Luke 2:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 1:60 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.”
Luke 1:47-48 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
Luke 1:43 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 1:41 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
Luke 1:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Matthew 15:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
Hosea 13:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open.
Hosea 9:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Give them, O Lord— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
Isaiah 44:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
Isaiah 44:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
Proverbs 6:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:
Psalm 139:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 137:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!
Psalm 128:3-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
Psalm 100:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Job 10:8-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
Job 3:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Numbers 31:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.
Numbers 25:4-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of the people and hang them in the sun before the Lord, that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.” And Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you kill those of his men who have yoked themselves to Baal of Peor.” And behold, one of the people of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his family, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the whole congregation of the people of Israel, while they were weeping in the entrance of the tent of meeting. When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose and left the congregation and took a spear in his hand and went after the man of Israel into the chamber and pierced both of them, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. Thus the plague on the people of Israel was stopped. …
Numbers 15:32-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes
While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him. And the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.”
Revelation 4:1-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, …
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
John 16:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes
When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
John 14:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Luke 2:51 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
Luke 2:40 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
Luke 1:46-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
Mark 9:36-37 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
Proverbs 23:22-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Psalm 128:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.
Psalm 82:3-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Psalm 34:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 30:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.