50 Bible Verses for Mother’s Day

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When I searched Bible Verses for Mothers Day I was disappointed in the collections I found online because many of the lists I found were bait and click websites. I wanted to find lists about compassion, nurturing, forgiving, and teaching- important to a mom’s heart! Therefore I decided to create my own list of special verses as a reminder of my motherhood role and the relationship I have with my children. Please add your own favorite verses in the comments below!

  1. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28 NIV
  2. Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 NLT
  3. Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. Exodus 21:17 NLT
  4. Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:15 NLT
  5. Then the king said, “Do not kill the child, but give him to the woman who wants him to live, for she is his mother!” 1 Kings 3:27 NLT
  6. You brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast. Psalm 22:9 NLT
  7. Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Psalm 27:10 NLT
  8. I was sad, as though they were my friends or family, as if I were grieving for my own mother. Psalm 35:14 NLT
  9. You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son. Psalm 50:20 NLT
  10. For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5 NLT
  11. Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you! Psalm 71:6 NLT
  12. He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord! Psalm 113:9 NLT
  13. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 NLT
  14. My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Proverbs 1:8 NLT
  15. For I, too, was once my father’s son, tenderly loved as my mother’s only child. Proverbs 4:3 NLT
  16. My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Proverbs 6:20 NLT
  17. A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother. Proverbs 10:1 NLT
  18. Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother. Proverbs 15:20 NLT
  19. Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother are an embarrassment and a public disgrace. Proverbs 19:26 NLT
  20. If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness. Proverbs 20:20 NLT
  21. Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22 NLT
  22. So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy. Proverbs 23:25 NLT
  23. Anyone who steals from his father and mother and says, “What’s wrong with that?” is no better than a murderer. Proverbs 28:24 NLT
  24. To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child. Proverbs 29:15 NLT
  25. Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT
  26. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young. Isaiah 40:11 NLT
  27. Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! Isaiah 49:15 NLT
  28. I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child. Isaiah 66:13 NLT
  29. I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
  30. For I will bring them from the north and from the distant corners of the earth. I will not forget the blind and lame, the expectant mothers and women in labor. A great company will return! Jeremiah 31:8 NLT
  31. Everyone who makes up proverbs will say of you, ‘Like mother, like daughter.’ Ezekiel 16:44 NLT
  32. What is your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among the young lions and reared her cubs. Ezekiel 19:2 NLT
  33. Your mother was like a vine planted by the water’s edge. It had lush, green foliage because of the abundant water. Ezekiel 19:10 NLT
  34. They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 NLT
  35. If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. Matthew 10:37 NLT
  36. Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother! Matthew 12:48-50 NLT
  37. (Jesus said) “Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 19:19 NLT
  38.  Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NIV
  39. Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother. Luke 7:15 NLT
  40. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. Luke 24:10 NLT
  41. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIV
  42. If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Ephesians 6:3 NLT
  43. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. 1 Timothy 5:2 NLT
  44. Like newborn babies [you should] long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may be nurtured and grow in respect to salvation [its ultimate fulfillment] 1 Peter 2:2 Amplified
  45. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 NLT
  46. I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. Hosea 2:19 NLT
  47. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:36 NLT
  48. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 1 John 3:17 NLT
  49. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. Revelation 21:7 NLT
  50. Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates. Psalm 127:3-5 NLT


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Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger Follow on Facebook

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