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15 Bible Verses about Mothers

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Take time to learn about mothers and their supportive roles. These verses are examples of the love of a mother.

Bible Verses on a Mother’s Role in the Family

  • Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. – Genesis 3:20 NIV
  • That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24 NIV
  • Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. – Exodus 20:12 NIV
  • Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the Lord your God. – Leviticus 19:3 NIV

The Faithfulness and Love of a Mother

  • Each year his mother made him [Samuel] a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. – 1 Samuel 2:19 NIV
  • Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. – Psalm 86:16 NIV
  • While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, waiting to speak to him. – Matthew 12:46 NIV      

The Joy of a Mother in Her Children      

  • For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13 NIV
  • For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. – Proverbs 4:3 NIV
  • May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! – Proverbs 23:25 NIV

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

  • …and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah. – Matthew 1:16 NIV
  • Pointing to his [Jesus] disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. – Matthew 12:49 NIV
  • But why am I [Mary, mother of Jesus] so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Luke 1:43 NIV
  • As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” – Luke 11:27 NIV
  • Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25 NIV

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