Bible Verses About Mothers
Last updated: September 30, 2022
These beautiful Bible verses about mothers range from scripture about parenting and family life to inspiring verses to provide encouragement and support for moms. There are also blessings and short prayers you could share with your Mom on Mother's Day.
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Bible Verses about Mothers
Throughout the Bible, there are many verses about motherhood, parenting, and how to treat your mother. These first Bible passages describe the qualities of a mother and encourage us to honor and respect our mothers.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:25-29
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it - wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! Proverbs 23:22-25
These next Bible verses about mothers provide encouragement to new mothers and mention the joy that children can bring.
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. John 16:21
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6
Jesus asks us to honor our parents. As Jesus was being crucified, he saw his mother standing nearby. He asked His disciple John to take Mary into his home. He made sure His mother was provided for and would be looked after.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, "Woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. John 19:26-27
Bible Verses about Mothers: Responsibility & Wisdom
In this section, you'll find Bible verses about mothers which talk about the role a mother plays in raising her children and her responsibilities to her family. The Bible asks mothers to raise their children with wisdom and to instruct them in God's word.
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 you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
These next Bible verses are written to children, advising them to listen to, honor, and respect their parents. In addition, the verses show us how important a mother's role is in raising her children and how she is responsible for teaching them about God and his commandments.
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. Proverbs 1:8-9
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Proverbs 4:10-13
My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. Proverbs 6:20-22
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Proverbs 19:20
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother" - which is the first commandment with a promise - "so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Ephesians 6:1-3
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16
Bible Verses about Mothers Love
The Bible describes God's love for us to be like a mother's love for her child. God recognizes the special bond between mother and child, and that is how loving and nurturing His love is for us.
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; Isaiah 66:13
Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
These next Bible verses for mothers describe the importance of love and how it sustains our relationships, including those with our children.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14
Bible Verses to Encourage Mothers
These next encouraging Bible verses are lovely to send to new mothers or mothers going through a difficult time. They are a wonderful source of inspiration for mothers who might be struggling or need comfort.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
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
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Blessings for your Mom from the Bible
Express your gratitude to your mother for raising you and guiding you in life with one of these beautiful Bible prayers and blessings for your mom. They make a lovely Mother's Day greeting card message.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy Philippians 1:3-4
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:4
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