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Verses on Children
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
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.
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. 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.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.