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Parent Your Children Well


OLD TESTAMENT

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”–Exodus 20:12

“And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.”–Exodus 21:17

“For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.”–Leviticus 20:9

“Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”–Deuteronomy 5:16

“He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.”–Psalms 72:4

“For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:”–Psalms 78:5

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”–Psalms 107:8 (15, 21, 31)

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”–Psalms 127:3

“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”–Psalms 127:4

“If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.”–Psalms 132:12

“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.”–Proverbs 4:1

“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.”–Proverbs 5:7

“Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.”–Proverbs 7:24

“Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.”–Proverbs 8:32

“In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”–Proverbs 14:26

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”–Proverbs 17:6

“Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.”–Proverbs 20:20

“Better it is to have no children, and to have virtue: for the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men.”–Wisdom of Solomon 4:1

“Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.”–Ecclesiasticus 3:1

“For the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.”–Ecclesiasticus 3:2

“Whoso honoureth his father shall have joy of his own children; and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard.”–Ecclesiasticus 3:5

“For the blessing of the father establisheth the houses of children; but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations.”–Ecclesiasticus 3:9

“For the glory of a man is from the honour of his father; and a mother in dishonour is a reproach to the children.”–Ecclesiasticus 3:11

“Wisdom exalteth her children, and layeth hold of them that seek her.”–Ecclesiasticus 4:11

“Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth.”–Ecclesiasticus 7:23

“Judge none blessed before his death: for a man shall be known in his children.”–Ecclesiasticus 11:28

“Desire not a multitude of unprofitable children, neither delight in ungodly sons.”–Ecclesiasticus 16:1

“Trust not thou in their life, neither respect their multitude: for one that is just is better than a thousand; and better it is to die without children, than to have them that are ungodly.”–Ecclesiasticus 16:3

“If children live honestly, and have wherewithal, they shall cover the baseness of their parents.”–Ecclesiasticus 22:9

“But children, being haughty, through disdain and want of nurture do stain the nobility of their kindred.”–Ecclesiasticus 22:10

“Hear, O ye children, the discipline of the mouth: he that keepeth it shall never be taken in his lips.”–Ecclesiasticus 23:7

“There be nine things which I have judged in mine heart to be happy, and the tenth I will utter with my tongue: A man that hath joy of his children; and he that liveth to see the fall of his enemy:”–Ecclesiasticus 25:7

“And beware of thine own children.”–Ecclesiasticus 32:22

“For better it is that thy children should seek to thee, than that thou shouldest stand to their courtesy.”–Ecclesiasticus 33:21

“The children of sinners are abominable children, and they that are conversant in the dwelling of the ungodly.”–Ecclesiasticus 41:5

“The children will complain of an ungodly father, because they shall be reproached for his sake.”–Ecclesiasticus 41:7

“My children, keep discipline in peace: for wisdom that is hid, and a treasure that is not seen, what profit is in them both?”–Ecclesiasticus 41:14

“And of merchants’ indifferent selling; of much correction of children; and to make the side of an evil servant to bleed.”–Ecclesiasticus 42:5

“That all the children of Israel might see that it is good to follow the Lord.”–Ecclesiasticus 46:10


NEW TESTAMENT

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”–Matthew 5:9

“And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.”–Matthew 12:27

“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”–Matthew 15:4

“And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”–Matthew 18:3

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”–Matthew 18:6

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”–Matthew 18:10

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”–Matthew 19:14

“For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:”–Mark 7:10

“Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.”–Mark 9:37

“And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”–Mark 9:42

“But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”–Mark 10:14

“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”–Luke 17:2

“But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”–Luke 18:16

“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”–John 1:9

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”–Romans 8:16

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;”–Ephesians 5:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”–Ephesians 6:1

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”–Ephesians 6:4

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”–Colossians 3:20

“Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”–Colossians 3:21

“As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,”–I Thessalonians 2:11

“One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;”–I Timothy 3:4

“Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.”–I Timothy 3:12

“But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”–I Timothy 5:4

“Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.”–I Timothy 5:10

“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”–I Timothy 5:14

“If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.”–Titus 1:6

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,”–Titus 2:4

“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:”–I Peter 1:14

“I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.”–I John 2:13

“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.”–I John 3:7

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.”–I John 5:2

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”–I John 5:21

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”–III John 1:4


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