Top 7 Bible Verses on Raising Children

By John Dere, Crossmap On October 30, 2013

What does the Bible say about raising children? Are you currently raising kids or planning to have them in the near future? If so, here are the top seven Bible verses that touch on the topic of raising kids:

1) Psalm 127:3 (ESV)

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

2) Proverbs 15:5 (ESV)

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

3) Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)

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

4) Proverbs 29:15 (ESV)

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

5) Proverbs 29:17 (ESV)

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

6) Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

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

7) Colossians 3:21 (ESV)

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

What are your thoughts on the top seven Bible verses touching on the topic of raising children?

Are there any verses that you would add to this list?