The word of God shows us our roles and responsibilities as parents. From various bible verses about parenting, we can be inspired and acquainted with God’s expectation as well as instructions to parents and children as well. Meditate on these bible verses and be inspired by them. Do your best to fulfill your obligation as a parent and also guide your children to relate with you as the word of God commands them.

If you are not a parent yet, this is a good time to familiarize yourself with parenting tips to equip you for the task ahead because parenting responsibilities lie ahead of you. Below are twenty inspiring bible verses on parenting as it relates to parents and children as well.



Genesis 18:19 “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him” (KJV).

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates” (NIV).

Isaiah 49:15a "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? (NIV).

Psalm 78:5-7 “He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands” (NIV).

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (NKJV).

Proverbs 23:13-14 “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death” (NIV).

Proverbs 29:17 “Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul” (NKJV).

Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord (NKJV).

Colossians 3:21 “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged” (NIV).

1 Thessalonians 2:7 “But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children (NIV).

1 Timothy 3:4 “He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect” (MSG)

Proverbs 29:15

“Wise discipline imparts wisdom; spoiled adolescents embarrass their parents” (MSG).

“The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother” (NIV).

“The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (NKJV).




Proverbs 6:20-23 “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.  Bind them upon your heart forever; 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.  For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life” (NIV).

Proverbs 31:1-3 “The sayings of King Lemuel — an oracle his mother taught him:  O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings” (NIV).

Proverbs 3:1-2 “My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying” (NLT).

Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth" (NIV).

Colossians 3:20 “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” (NIV).

Deuteronomy 5:16 “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” (NIV).

Proverbs 20:20 “Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness” (NKJV)

Titus 1:6 “Their children must love the Lord and not have a reputation for being wild or disobedient to their parents” (TLB).


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