Psalm 127:3 ESV / 40 helpful votes


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

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 26 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.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 19 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.”

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes


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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 16 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.

Job 14:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes


“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.

Job 31:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes


Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes


Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Hosea 13:16 ESV / 9 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.

Matthew 19:13-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes


Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.

Proverbs 23:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes


My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Job 5:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes


But man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.

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.

Psalm 128:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes


Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.

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.

Exodus 21:22-25 ESV / 5 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.

Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes


Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

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.

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 4 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.

Jeremiah 20:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes


Why did I come out from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?

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.

Psalm 89:47 ESV / 4 helpful votes


Remember how short my time is! For what vanity you have created all the children of man!

Exodus 23:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes


Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Genesis 25:21 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes


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

Psalm 128:3-5 ESV / 3 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 8:2 ESV / 3 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.

Job 10:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes


Are your days as the days of man, or your years as a man’s years,

Job 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes


‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

Job 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes


Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light?

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 3 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.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes


Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes


Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

Acts 7:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes


He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.


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