Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about children?” with specific Bible references.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about children?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes testimony in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines children as “Of child.”
Now armed with a basic definition of children, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word children, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about children, scroll on for additional detail.
Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about children and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.
What Does the Bible Say About Children?
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”
“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.”
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
“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.”
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