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Children
   The Gift of God

"And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who [are] those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant." (Ge 33:5 AV)

 "And Joseph said unto his father, They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them." (Ge 48:9 AV)

 "And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac." (Jos 24:3 AV)

 "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD." (Ps 113:9 AV)

 "Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward." (Ps 127:3 AV)

 "Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me [are] for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion." (Isa 8:18 AV)

Children
   Esteemed Highly

"4 As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] children of the youth. 5 Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate." (Ps 127:4-5 AV)

 "Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table." (Ps 128:3 AV)

 "Childrenís children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers." (Pr 17:6 AV)

 "But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 19:14 AV)

Children
   Exhortations to

"Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD." (Ps 34:11 AV)

 "Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:" (Ps 148:12 AV)

 "The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother." (Pr 10:1 AV)

 "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [be] pure, and whether [it be] right." (Pr 20:11 AV)

 "Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old." (Pr 23:22 AV)

 "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;" (Ec 12:1 AV)

 "But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:" (Eze 20:18 AV)

 "For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:" (Mr 7:10 AV)

 "1 ∂ Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." (Eph 6:1-3 AV)

 "Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord." (Col 3:20 AV)

 "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." (1Ti 5:4 AV)


Children
   Present at Religious Worship

"There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them." (Jos 8:35 AV)

 "And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children." (2Ch 20:13 AV)

 "Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance." (Ezr 8:21 AV)

 "Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off." (Ne 12:43 AV)

 "And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased," (Mt 21:15 AV)

Children
   Ungrateful

"And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death." (Ex 21:15 AV)

 "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." (Le 20:9 AV)

 "If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:" (De 21:18 AV)

 "20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard. 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear." (De 21:20-21 AV)

 "He that wasteth [his] father, [and] chaseth away [his] mother, [is] a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach." (Pr 19:26 AV)

 "Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, [It is] no transgression; the same [is] the companion of a destroyer." (Pr 28:24 AV)

 "[There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother." (Pr 30:11 AV)

 "The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it." (Pr 30:17 AV)

 "In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow." (Eze 22:7 AV)

 "For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a manís enemies [are] the men of his own house." (Mic 7:6 AV)

 "But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]." (Mr 7:11 AV)

Children
   Examples of Helpful


"But Samuel ministered before the LORD, [being] a child, girded with a linen ephod." (1Sa 2:18 AV)

 "And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. [And] as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him." (1Sa 20:36 AV)

 "2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naamanís wife. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord [were] with the prophet that [is] in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy." (2Ki 5:2-3 AV)

 "Joash [was] seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His motherís name also [was] Zibiah of Beersheba." (2Ch 24:1 AV)

 "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Fatherís business?" (Lu 2:49 AV)

 "There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?" (Joh 6:9 AV)

 

Children
   Vices of

"And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head." (2Ki 2:23 AV)

 "Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me." (Job 19:18 AV)

 "Upon [my] right [hand] rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction." (Job 30:12 AV)

 "And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable." (Isa 3:5 AV)

 

Children
   Special Promises to Children, examples of

"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." (De 5:16 AV)

 "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up." (Ps 27:10 AV)

 "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." (Pr 8:17 AV)

 "Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed [are they that] keep my ways." (Pr 8:32 AV)

 "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young." (Isa 40:11 AV)

 "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." (Mr 10:14 AV)

 "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Ac 2:39 AV)

 "Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)" (Eph 6:2 AV)

Children
   Examples of Good Children of Good Parentage

"And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering?" (Ge 22:7 AV)

 "And she said unto him, My father, [if] thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, [even] of the children of Ammon." (Jud 11:36 AV)

 "And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men." (1Sa 2:26 AV)

 "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel." (Lu 1:80 AV)

 "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Fatherís business?" (Lu 2:49 AV)

 "When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also." (2Ti 1:5 AV)

 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." (2Ti 3:15 AV)

Children
   Good Children of Wicked Men

"And Jehoash did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him." (2Ki 12:2 AV)

 "And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did." (2Ki 18:3 AV)

 "And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left." (2Ki 22:2 AV)

 "For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images." (2Ch 34:3 AV)

Children
   Naming of

"And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." (Ge 4:25 AV)

 "And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed." (Ge 5:29 AV)

 "And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac." (Ge 21:3 AV)

 "And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali." (Ge 30:8 AV)

 "And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all my toil, and all my fatherís house." (Ge 41:51 AV)

 "And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaohís daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water." (Ex 2:10 AV)

 "And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he [is] the father of Jesse, the father of David." (Ru 4:17 AV)

 "And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband." (1Sa 4:21 AV)

 "And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow." (1Ch 4:9 AV)

 "The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai." (1Ch 2:9 AV)

 "And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little [while], and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel." (Ho 1:4 AV)

 "And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John." (Lu 1:60 AV)

 "And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Lu 2:21 AV)

Children
   Adoption of

"And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir." (Ge 15:3 AV)

 "And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine." (Ge 48:5 AV)

 "And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaohís daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water." (Ex 2:10 AV)

 "And he brought up Hadassah, that [is], Esther, his uncleís daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid [was] fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter." (Es 2:7 AV)

Children
   Births Foretold

"And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction." (Ge 16:11 AV)

 "And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard [it] in the tent door, which [was] behind him." (Ge 18:10 AV)

 "And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou [art] barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son." (Jud 13:3 AV)

 "And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and menís bones shall be burnt upon thee." (1Ki 13:2 AV)

 "And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, [thou] man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid." (2Ki 4:16 AV)

 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isa 9:6 AV)

 "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." (Mt 1:21 AV)

 "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John." (Lu 1:13 AV)


Children
   Birthright of

"And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright." (Ge 25:31 AV)

 "And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another." (Ge 43:33 AV)

 "Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit [that] which he hath, [that] he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, [which is indeed] the firstborn:" (De 21:16 AV)

 "And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he [was] the firstborn." (2Ch 21:3 AV)

 "Lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright." (Heb 12:16 AV)

Children
   Different Ways of Dishonoring Parents

"And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard." (De 21:20 AV)

 "Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen." (De 27:16 AV)

 "A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother." (Pr 15:20 AV)

 "[There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother." (Pr 30:11 AV)

 "For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a manís enemies [are] the men of his own house." (Mic 7:6 AV)

 "But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free]." (Mr 7:11 AV)

 "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy," (2Ti 3:2 AV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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