This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “children.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to CHILDREN. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had CHILDREN by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Genesis 15:3 And Abram said, “You have given me no CHILDREN; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
Genesis 16:1 [ Hagar and Ishmael ] Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no CHILDREN. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;
Genesis 16:2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having CHILDREN. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
Genesis 18:19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his CHILDREN and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”
Genesis 19:31 One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us CHILDREN—as is the custom all over the earth.
Genesis 20:17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have CHILDREN again,
Genesis 21:7 And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse CHILDREN? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Genesis 21:23 Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my CHILDREN or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you.”
Genesis 29:31 [ Jacob’s CHILDREN ] When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
Genesis 29:35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having CHILDREN.
Genesis 30:1 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any CHILDREN, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me CHILDREN, or I’ll die!”
Genesis 30:2 Jacob became angry with her and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having CHILDREN?”
Genesis 30:3 Then she said, “Here is Bilhah, my servant. Sleep with her so that she can bear CHILDREN for me and I too can build a family through her.”
Genesis 30:9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having CHILDREN, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
Genesis 30:26 Give me my wives and CHILDREN, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I’ve done for you.”
Genesis 31:16 Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our CHILDREN. So do whatever God has told you.”
Genesis 31:17 Then Jacob put his CHILDREN and his wives on camels,
Genesis 31:43 Laban answered Jacob, “The women are my daughters, the CHILDREN are my CHILDREN, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the CHILDREN they have borne?
Genesis 32:11 Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their CHILDREN.
Genesis 33:1 [ Jacob Meets Esau ] Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the CHILDREN among Leah, Rachel and the two female servants.
Genesis 33:2 He put the female servants and their CHILDREN in front, Leah and her CHILDREN next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.
Genesis 33:5 Then Esau looked up and saw the women and CHILDREN. “Who are these with you?” he asked. Jacob answered, “They are the CHILDREN God has graciously given your servant.”
Genesis 33:6 Then the female servants and their CHILDREN approached and bowed down.
Genesis 33:7 Next, Leah and her CHILDREN came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
Genesis 33:13 But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the CHILDREN are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.
Genesis 33:14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the CHILDREN, until I come to my lord in Seir.”
Genesis 34:29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and CHILDREN, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
Genesis 36:25 The CHILDREN of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
Genesis 42:36 Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my CHILDREN. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!”
Genesis 43:8 Then Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy along with me and we will go at once, so that we and you and our CHILDREN may live and not die.
Genesis 45:10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your CHILDREN and grandCHILDREN, your flocks and herds, and all you have.
Genesis 45:19 “You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your CHILDREN and your wives, and get your father and come.
Genesis 46:5 Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their CHILDREN and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.
Genesis 46:18 These were the CHILDREN born to Jacob by Zilpah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Leah—sixteen in all.
Genesis 47:12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their CHILDREN.
Genesis 47:24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your CHILDREN.”
Genesis 48:6 Any CHILDREN born to you after them will be yours; in the territory they inherit they will be reckoned under the names of their brothers.
Genesis 48:11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your CHILDREN too.”
Genesis 50:8 besides all the members of Joseph’s household and his brothers and those belonging to his father’s household. Only their CHILDREN and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen.
Genesis 50:21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your CHILDREN.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
Genesis 50:23 and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s CHILDREN. Also the CHILDREN of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees.
Exodus 10:2 that you may tell your CHILDREN and grandCHILDREN how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.”
Exodus 10:10 Pharaoh said, “The Lord be with you—if I let you go, along with your women and CHILDREN! Clearly you are bent on evil.
Exodus 10:24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and CHILDREN may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.”
Exodus 12:26 And when your CHILDREN ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’
Exodus 12:37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and CHILDREN.
Exodus 17:3 But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our CHILDREN and livestock die of thirst?”
Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the CHILDREN for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Exodus 21:4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her CHILDREN shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.
Exodus 21:5 “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and CHILDREN and do not want to go free,’
Exodus 22:24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your CHILDREN fatherless.
Exodus 34:7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the CHILDREN and their CHILDREN for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
Leviticus 10:14 But you and your sons and your daughters may eat the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented. Eat them in a ceremonially clean place; they have been given to you and your CHILDREN as your share of the Israelites’ fellowship offerings.
Leviticus 10:15 The thigh that was presented and the breast that was waved must be brought with the fat portions of the food offerings, to be waved before the Lord as a wave offering. This will be the perpetual share for you and your CHILDREN, as the Lord has commanded.”
Leviticus 18:21 “‘Do not give any of your CHILDREN to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
Leviticus 20:2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his CHILDREN to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.
Leviticus 20:3 I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his CHILDREN to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.
Leviticus 20:4 If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his CHILDREN to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,
Leviticus 22:13 But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow or is divorced, yet has no CHILDREN, and she returns to live in her father’s household as in her youth, she may eat her father’s food. No unauthorized person, however, may eat it.
Leviticus 25:41 Then they and their CHILDREN are to be released, and they will go back to their own clans and to the property of their ancestors.
Leviticus 25:46 You can bequeath them to your CHILDREN as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
Leviticus 25:54 “‘Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their CHILDREN are to be released in the Year of Jubilee,
Leviticus 26:22 I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your CHILDREN, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.
Numbers 5:28 If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have CHILDREN.
Numbers 14:3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and CHILDREN will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
Numbers 14:18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the CHILDREN for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’
Numbers 14:31 As for your CHILDREN that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
Numbers 14:33 Your CHILDREN will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness.
Numbers 16:27 So they moved away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing with their wives, CHILDREN and little ones at the entrances to their tents.
Numbers 31:9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and CHILDREN and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
Numbers 32:16 Then they came up to him and said, “We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and CHILDREN.
Numbers 32:17 But we will arm ourselves for battle and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and CHILDREN will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land.
Numbers 32:24 Build cities for your women and CHILDREN, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised.”
Numbers 32:26 Our CHILDREN and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
Deuteronomy 1:39 And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your CHILDREN who do not yet know good from bad—they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it.
Deuteronomy 2:34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them—men, women and CHILDREN. We left no survivors.
Deuteronomy 3:6 We completely destroyed them, as we had done with Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying every city—men, women and CHILDREN.
Deuteronomy 3:19 However, your wives, your CHILDREN and your livestock (I know you have much livestock) may stay in the towns I have given you,
Deuteronomy 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your CHILDREN and to their CHILDREN after them.
Deuteronomy 4:10 Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me, “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their CHILDREN.”
Deuteronomy 4:25 After you have had CHILDREN and grandCHILDREN and have lived in the land a long time—if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God and arousing his anger,
Deuteronomy 4:40 Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your CHILDREN after you and that you may live long in the land the Lord your God gives you for all time.
Deuteronomy 5:9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the CHILDREN for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Deuteronomy 5:29 Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their CHILDREN forever!
Deuteronomy 6:2 so that you, your CHILDREN and their CHILDREN after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
Deuteronomy 6:7 Impress them on your CHILDREN. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 7:4 for they will turn your CHILDREN away from following me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.
Deuteronomy 11:2 Remember today that your CHILDREN were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;
Deuteronomy 11:5 It was not your CHILDREN who saw what he did for you in the wilderness until you arrived at this place,
Deuteronomy 11:19 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 11:21 so that your days and the days of your CHILDREN may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
Deuteronomy 12:25 Do not eat it, so that it may go well with you and your CHILDREN after you, because you will be doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 12:28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your CHILDREN after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 14:1 [ Clean and Unclean Food ] You are the CHILDREN of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,
Deuteronomy 20:14 As for the women, the CHILDREN, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies.
Deuteronomy 23:8 The third generation of CHILDREN born to them may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 24:16 Parents are not to be put to death for their CHILDREN, nor CHILDREN put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.
Deuteronomy 28:54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving CHILDREN,
Deuteronomy 28:55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his CHILDREN that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities.
Deuteronomy 28:57 the afterbirth from her womb and the CHILDREN she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.
Deuteronomy 29:11 together with your CHILDREN and your wives, and the foreigners living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water.
Deuteronomy 29:22 Your CHILDREN who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our CHILDREN forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 30:2 and when you and your CHILDREN return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,
Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your CHILDREN may live
Deuteronomy 31:12 Assemble the people—men, women and CHILDREN, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 31:13 Their CHILDREN, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
Deuteronomy 32:5 They are corrupt and not his CHILDREN; to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.
Deuteronomy 32:20 “I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, CHILDREN who are unfaithful.
Deuteronomy 32:46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your CHILDREN to obey carefully all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 33:9 He said of his father and mother, ‘I have no regard for them.’ He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own CHILDREN, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant.
Joshua 1:14 Your wives, your CHILDREN and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them
Joshua 4:6 to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your CHILDREN ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’
Joshua 8:35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and CHILDREN, and the foreigners who lived among them.
Joshua 14:9 So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your CHILDREN forever, because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.’
Judges 18:21 Putting their little CHILDREN, their livestock and their possessions in front of them, they turned away and left.
Judges 21:10 So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the sword those living there, including the women and CHILDREN.
1 Samuel 1:2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had CHILDREN, but Hannah had none.
1 Samuel 2:5 Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven CHILDREN, but she who has had many sons pines away.
1 Samuel 2:20 Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the Lord give you CHILDREN by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, CHILDREN and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”
1 Samuel 22:19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its CHILDREN and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
1 Samuel 30:22 But all the evil men and troublemakers among David’s followers said, “Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and CHILDREN and go.”
2 Samuel 5:14 These are the names of the CHILDREN born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
2 Samuel 6:23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no CHILDREN to the day of her death.
2 Samuel 12:3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his CHILDREN. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
1 Kings 11:20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh’s own CHILDREN.
1 Kings 20:3 ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and CHILDREN are mine.’”
1 Kings 20:5 The messengers came again and said, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘I sent to demand your silver and gold, your wives and your CHILDREN.
1 Kings 20:7 The king of Israel summoned all the elders of the land and said to them, “See how this man is looking for trouble! When he sent for my wives and my CHILDREN, my silver and my gold, I did not refuse him.”
2 Kings 8:12 “Why is my lord weeping?” asked Hazael. “Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little CHILDREN to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women.”
2 Kings 10:1 [ Ahab’s Family Killed ] Now there were in Samaria seventy sons of the house of Ahab. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria: to the officials of Jezreel, to the elders and to the guardians of Ahab’s CHILDREN. He said,
2 Kings 14:6 Yet he did not put the CHILDREN of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the Lord commanded: “Parents are not to be put to death for their CHILDREN, nor CHILDREN put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”
2 Kings 17:31 the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their CHILDREN in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelek and Anammelek, the gods of Sepharvaim.
2 Kings 17:41 Even while these people were worshiping the Lord, they were serving their idols. To this day their CHILDREN and grandCHILDREN continue to do as their ancestors did.
2 Kings 19:3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when CHILDREN come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
1 Chronicles 2:18 [ Caleb Son of Hezron ] Caleb son of Hezron had CHILDREN by his wife Azubah (and by Jerioth). These were her sons: Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.
1 Chronicles 2:30 The sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim. Seled died without CHILDREN.
1 Chronicles 2:32 The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother: Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without CHILDREN.
1 Chronicles 3:5 and these were the CHILDREN born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. These four were by Bathsheba daughter of Ammiel.
1 Chronicles 4:18 (His wife from the tribe of Judah gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the CHILDREN of Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.
1 Chronicles 4:27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many CHILDREN; so their entire clan did not become as numerous as the people of Judah.
1 Chronicles 6:3 The CHILDREN of Amram: Aaron, Moses and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 7:4 According to their family genealogy, they had 36,000 men ready for battle, for they had many wives and CHILDREN.
1 Chronicles 14:4 These are the names of the CHILDREN born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
1 Chronicles 16:13 you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the CHILDREN of Jacob.
2 Chronicles 20:13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and CHILDREN and little ones, stood there before the Lord.
2 Chronicles 25:4 Yet he did not put their CHILDREN to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the Lord commanded: “Parents shall not be put to death for their CHILDREN, nor CHILDREN be put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”
2 Chronicles 28:3 He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his CHILDREN in the fire, engaging in the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
2 Chronicles 30:9 If you return to the Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your CHILDREN will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”
2 Chronicles 33:6 He sacrificed his CHILDREN in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.
Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our CHILDREN, with all our possessions.
Ezra 9:12 Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your CHILDREN as an everlasting inheritance.’
Ezra 10:1 [ The People’s Confession of Sin ] While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and CHILDREN—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly.
Ezra 10:3 Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their CHILDREN, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.
Ezra 10:44 All these had married foreign women, and some of them had CHILDREN by these wives.
Nehemiah 5:5 Although we are of the same flesh and blood as our fellow Jews and though our CHILDREN are as good as theirs, yet we have to subject our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but we are powerless, because our fields and our vineyards belong to others.”
Nehemiah 9:23 You made their CHILDREN as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their parents to enter and possess.
Nehemiah 9:24 Their CHILDREN went in and took possession of the land. You subdued before them the Canaanites, who lived in the land; you gave the Canaanites into their hands, along with their kings and the peoples of the land, to deal with them as they pleased.
Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and CHILDREN also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.
Nehemiah 13:24 Half of their CHILDREN spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples, and did not know how to speak the language of Judah.
Esther 3:13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and CHILDREN—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
Esther 8:11 The king’s edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and CHILDREN, and to plunder the property of their enemies.
Job 1:5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my CHILDREN have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
Job 5:4 His CHILDREN are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.
Job 5:25 You will know that your CHILDREN will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
Job 8:4 When your CHILDREN sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
Job 14:21 If their CHILDREN are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.
Job 17:5 If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their CHILDREN will fail.
Job 20:10 His CHILDREN must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.
Job 21:8 They see their CHILDREN established around them, their offspring before their eyes.
Job 21:11 They send forth their CHILDREN as a flock; their little ones dance about.
Job 21:19 It is said, ‘God stores up the punishment of the wicked for their CHILDREN.’ Let him repay the wicked, so that they themselves will experience it!
Job 24:5 Like wild donkeys in the desert, the poor go about their labor of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their CHILDREN.
Job 27:14 However many his CHILDREN, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.
Job 29:5 when the Almighty was still with me and my CHILDREN were around me,
Job 42:16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his CHILDREN and their CHILDREN to the fourth generation.
Psalm 8:2 Through the praise of CHILDREN and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
Psalm 17:14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their CHILDREN gorge themselves on it, and may there be leftovers for their little ones.
Psalm 34:11 Come, my CHILDREN, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 37:25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their CHILDREN begging bread.
Psalm 37:26 They are always generous and lend freely; their CHILDREN will be a blessing.
Psalm 69:8 I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s CHILDREN;
Psalm 69:36 the CHILDREN of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
Psalm 72:4 May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the CHILDREN of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.
Psalm 73:15 If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your CHILDREN.
Psalm 78:5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their CHILDREN,
Psalm 78:6 so the next generation would know them, even the CHILDREN yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their CHILDREN.
Psalm 90:16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their CHILDREN.
Psalm 102:28 The CHILDREN of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”
Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his CHILDREN, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
Psalm 103:17 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their CHILDREN’s CHILDREN—
Psalm 105:6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the CHILDREN of Jacob.
Psalm 109:9 May his CHILDREN be fatherless and his wife a widow.
Psalm 109:10 May his CHILDREN be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
Psalm 109:12 May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless CHILDREN.
Psalm 112:2 Their CHILDREN will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Psalm 113:9 He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of CHILDREN. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 115:14 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your CHILDREN.
Psalm 127:3CHILDREN are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
Psalm 127:4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are CHILDREN born in one’s youth.
Psalm 128:3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your CHILDREN will be like olive shoots around your table.
Psalm 128:6 May you live to see your CHILDREN’s CHILDREN— peace be on Israel.
Psalm 148:12 young men and women, old men and CHILDREN.
Proverbs 8:32 “Now then, my CHILDREN, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their CHILDREN’s CHILDREN, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates their CHILDREN, but the one who loves their CHILDREN is careful to discipline them.
Proverbs 14:26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their CHILDREN it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 17:6CHILDREN’s CHILDREN are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their CHILDREN.
Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your CHILDREN, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.
Proverbs 20:7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their CHILDREN after them.
Proverbs 20:11 Even small CHILDREN are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
Proverbs 22:6 Start CHILDREN off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your CHILDREN, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.
Proverbs 31:28 Her CHILDREN arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
Ecclesiastes 5:14 or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have CHILDREN there is nothing left for them to inherit.
Ecclesiastes 6:3 A man may have a hundred CHILDREN and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.
Isaiah 1:2 [ A Rebellious Nation ] Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I reared CHILDREN and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
Isaiah 1:4 Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, CHILDREN given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
Isaiah 3:4 “I will make mere youths their officials; CHILDREN will rule over them.”
Isaiah 8:1 [ Isaiah and His CHILDREN as Signs ] The Lord said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.”
Isaiah 8:18 Here am I, and the CHILDREN the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.
Isaiah 13:18 Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants, nor will they look with compassion on CHILDREN.
Isaiah 14:21 Prepare a place to slaughter his CHILDREN for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.
Isaiah 28:9 “Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To CHILDREN weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast?
Isaiah 29:23 When they see among them their CHILDREN, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Isaiah 30:1 [ Woe to the Obstinate Nation ] “Woe to the obstinate CHILDREN,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin;
Isaiah 30:9 For these are rebellious people, deceitful CHILDREN, CHILDREN unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction.
Isaiah 37:3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when CHILDREN come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their CHILDREN about your faithfulness.
Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your CHILDREN from the east and gather you from the west.
Isaiah 45:11 “This is what the Lord says— the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my CHILDREN, or give me orders about the work of my hands?
Isaiah 47:8 “Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure, lounging in your security and saying to yourself, ‘I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or suffer the loss of CHILDREN.’
Isaiah 47:9 Both of these will overtake you in a moment, on a single day: loss of CHILDREN and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and all your potent spells.
Isaiah 48:19 Your descendants would have been like the sand, your CHILDREN like its numberless grains; their name would never be blotted out nor destroyed from before me.”
Isaiah 49:17 Your CHILDREN hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you.
Isaiah 49:18 Lift up your eyes and look around; all your CHILDREN gather and come to you. As surely as I live,” declares the Lord, “you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride.
Isaiah 49:20 The CHILDREN born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’
Isaiah 49:25 But this is what the Lord says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your CHILDREN I will save.
Isaiah 51:18 Among all the CHILDREN she bore there was none to guide her; among all the CHILDREN she reared there was none to take her by the hand.
Isaiah 51:20 Your CHILDREN have fainted; they lie at every street corner, like antelope caught in a net. They are filled with the wrath of the Lord, with the rebuke of your God.
Isaiah 54:1 [ The Future Glory of Zion ] “Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the CHILDREN of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 54:13 All your CHILDREN will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.
Isaiah 57:3 “But you—come here, you CHILDREN of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!
Isaiah 57:5 You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your CHILDREN in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.
Isaiah 59:21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your CHILDREN and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 60:9 Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your CHILDREN from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.
Isaiah 60:14 The CHILDREN of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 63:8 He said, “Surely they are my people, CHILDREN who will be true to me”; and so he became their Savior.
Isaiah 65:23 They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear CHILDREN doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.
Isaiah 66:8 Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her CHILDREN.
Jeremiah 2:9 “Therefore I bring charges against you again,” declares the Lord. “And I will bring charges against your CHILDREN’s CHILDREN.
Jeremiah 3:19 “I myself said, “‘How gladly would I treat you like my CHILDREN and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’ I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me.
Jeremiah 4:22 “My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless CHILDREN; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”
Jeremiah 5:7 “Why should I forgive you? Your CHILDREN have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.
Jeremiah 6:11 But I am full of the wrath of the Lord, and I cannot hold it in. “Pour it out on the CHILDREN in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and wife will be caught in it, and the old, those weighed down with years.
Jeremiah 6:21 Therefore this is what the Lord says: “I will put obstacles before this people. Parents and CHILDREN alike will stumble over them; neighbors and friends will perish.”
Jeremiah 7:18 The CHILDREN gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger.
Jeremiah 9:21 Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the CHILDREN from the streets and the young men from the public squares.
Jeremiah 10:20 My tent is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My CHILDREN are gone from me and are no more; no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.
Jeremiah 13:14 I will smash them one against the other, parents and CHILDREN alike, declares the Lord. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.’”
Jeremiah 17:2 Even their CHILDREN remember their altars and Asherah poles beside the spreading trees and on the high hills.
Jeremiah 18:21 So give their CHILDREN over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men slain by the sword in battle.
Jeremiah 19:5 They have built the high places of Baal to burn their CHILDREN in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.
Jeremiah 22:28 Is this man Jehoiachin a despised, broken pot, an object no one wants? Why will he and his CHILDREN be hurled out, cast into a land they do not know?
Jeremiah 30:6 Ask and see: Can a man bear CHILDREN? Then why do I see every strong man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor, every face turned deathly pale?
Jeremiah 30:20 Their CHILDREN will be as in days of old, and their community will be established before me; I will punish all who oppress them.
Jeremiah 31:15 This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her CHILDREN and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
Jeremiah 31:17 So there is hope for your descendants,” declares the Lord. “Your CHILDREN will return to their own land.
Jeremiah 31:29 “In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the CHILDREN’s teeth are set on edge.’
Jeremiah 32:18 You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps of their CHILDREN after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord Almighty,
Jeremiah 32:39 I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their CHILDREN after them.
Jeremiah 36:31 I will punish him and his CHILDREN and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster I pronounced against them, because they have not listened.’”
Jeremiah 38:23 “All your wives and CHILDREN will be brought out to the Babylonians. You yourself will not escape from their hands but will be captured by the king of Babylon; and this city will be burned down.”
Jeremiah 40:7 [ Gedaliah Assassinated ] When all the army officers and their men who were still in the open country heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam as governor over the land and had put him in charge of the men, women and CHILDREN who were the poorest in the land and who had not been carried into exile to Babylon,
Jeremiah 41:16 [ Flight to Egypt ] Then Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers who were with him led away all the people of Mizpah who had survived, whom Johanan had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after Ishmael had assassinated Gedaliah son of Ahikam—the soldiers, women, CHILDREN and court officials he had recovered from Gibeon.
Jeremiah 43:6 They also led away all those whom Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had left with Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan—the men, the women, the CHILDREN and the king’s daughters. And they took Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch son of Neriah along with them.
Jeremiah 44:7 “Now this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Why bring such great disaster on yourselves by cutting off from Judah the men and women, the CHILDREN and infants, and so leave yourselves without a remnant?
Jeremiah 47:3 at the sound of the hooves of galloping steeds, at the noise of enemy chariots and the rumble of their wheels. Parents will not turn to help their CHILDREN; their hands will hang limp.
Jeremiah 49:11 ‘Leave your fatherless CHILDREN; I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me.’”
Lamentations 1:5 Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. The Lord has brought her grief because of her many sins. Her CHILDREN have gone into exile, captive before the foe.
Lamentations 1:16 “This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My CHILDREN are destitute because the enemy has prevailed.”
Lamentations 2:11 My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because CHILDREN and infants faint in the streets of the city.
Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your CHILDREN, who faint from hunger at every street corner.
Lamentations 2:20 “Look, Lord, and consider: Whom have you ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the CHILDREN they have cared for? Should priest and prophet be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?
Lamentations 4:2 How the precious CHILDREN of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potter’s hands!
Lamentations 4:4 Because of thirst the infant’s tongue sticks to the roof of its mouth; the CHILDREN beg for bread, but no one gives it to them.
Lamentations 4:10 With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own CHILDREN, who became their food when my people were destroyed.
Ezekiel 5:10 Therefore in your midst parents will eat their CHILDREN, and CHILDREN will eat their parents. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds.
Ezekiel 9:6 Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and CHILDREN, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.
Ezekiel 16:21 You slaughtered my CHILDREN and sacrificed them to the idols.
Ezekiel 16:36 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because you poured out your lust and exposed your naked body in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your CHILDREN’s blood,
Ezekiel 16:45 You are a true daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and her CHILDREN; and you are a true sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and their CHILDREN. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
Ezekiel 18:2 “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: “‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the CHILDREN’s teeth are set on edge’?
Ezekiel 20:18 I said to their CHILDREN in the wilderness, “Do not follow the statutes of your parents or keep their laws or defile yourselves with their idols.
Ezekiel 20:21 “‘But the CHILDREN rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws, of which I said, “The person who obeys them will live by them,” and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness.
Ezekiel 20:31 When you offer your gifts—the sacrifice of your CHILDREN in the fire—you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. Am I to let you inquire of me, you Israelites? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will not let you inquire of me.
Ezekiel 23:37 for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their CHILDREN, whom they bore to me, as food for them.
Ezekiel 23:39 On the very day they sacrificed their CHILDREN to their idols, they entered my sanctuary and desecrated it. That is what they did in my house.
Ezekiel 36:12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their CHILDREN.
Ezekiel 36:13 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because some say to you, “You devour people and deprive your nation of its CHILDREN,”
Ezekiel 37:25 They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their CHILDREN and their CHILDREN’s CHILDREN will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever.
Ezekiel 47:22 You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have CHILDREN. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
Daniel 6:24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and CHILDREN. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
Hosea 1:2 [ Hosea’s Wife and CHILDREN ] When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have CHILDREN with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.”
Hosea 1:10 “Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘CHILDREN of the living God.’
Hosea 2:4 I will not show my love to her CHILDREN, because they are the CHILDREN of adultery.
Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your CHILDREN.
Hosea 5:7 They are unfaithful to the Lord; they give birth to illegitimate CHILDREN. When they celebrate their New Moon feasts, he will devour their fields.
Hosea 9:12 Even if they rear CHILDREN, I will bereave them of every one. Woe to them when I turn away from them!
Hosea 9:13 I have seen Ephraim, like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place. But Ephraim will bring out their CHILDREN to the slayer.”
Hosea 9:16 Ephraim is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit. Even if they bear CHILDREN, I will slay their cherished offspring.”
Hosea 10:14 the roar of battle will rise against your people, so that all your fortresses will be devastated— as Shalman devastated Beth Arbel on the day of battle, when mothers were dashed to the ground with their CHILDREN.
Hosea 11:10 They will follow the Lord; he will roar like a lion. When he roars, his CHILDREN will come trembling from the west.
Joel 2:16 Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the CHILDREN, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber.
Amos 2:11 “I also raised up prophets from among your CHILDREN and Nazirites from among your youths. Is this not true, people of Israel?” declares the Lord.
Micah 1:16 Shave your head in mourning for the CHILDREN in whom you delight; make yourself as bald as the vulture, for they will go from you into exile.
Micah 2:9 You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes. You take away my blessing from their CHILDREN forever.
Zechariah 10:7 The Ephraimites will become like warriors, and their hearts will be glad as with wine. Their CHILDREN will see it and be joyful; their hearts will rejoice in the Lord.
Zechariah 10:9 Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their CHILDREN will survive, and they will return.
Malachi 4:6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their CHILDREN, and the hearts of the CHILDREN to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
Matthew 10:21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; CHILDREN will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little CHILDREN.
Matthew 15:26 He replied, “It is not right to take the CHILDREN’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
Matthew 17:25 “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own CHILDREN or from others?”
Matthew 17:26 “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the CHILDREN are exempt,” Jesus said to him.
Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little CHILDREN, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his CHILDREN and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or CHILDREN or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Matthew 22:24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having CHILDREN, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him.
Matthew 22:25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no CHILDREN, he left his wife to his brother.
Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your CHILDREN together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Matthew 27:25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our CHILDREN!”
Mark 7:27 “First let the CHILDREN eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the CHILDREN’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
Mark 7:28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the CHILDREN’s crumbs.”
Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little CHILDREN come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Mark 10:16 And he took the CHILDREN in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
Mark 10:24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “CHILDREN, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Mark 10:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or CHILDREN or fields for me and the gospel
Mark 10:30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, CHILDREN and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
Mark 12:19 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no CHILDREN, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
Mark 12:22 In fact, none of the seven left any CHILDREN. Last of all, the woman died too.
Mark 13:12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. CHILDREN will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Luke 3:8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up CHILDREN for Abraham.
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be CHILDREN of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Luke 7:32 They are like CHILDREN sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.’
Luke 7:35 But wisdom is proved right by all her CHILDREN.”
Luke 10:21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little CHILDREN. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
Luke 11:7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my CHILDREN and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’
Luke 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your CHILDREN, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 13:34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your CHILDREN together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Luke 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and CHILDREN, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.
Luke 18:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or CHILDREN for the sake of the kingdom of God
Luke 19:44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the CHILDREN within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Luke 20:28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no CHILDREN, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
John 8:39 “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s CHILDREN,” said Jesus, “then you would do what Abraham did.
John 8:41 You are doing the works of your own father.” “We are not illegitimate CHILDREN,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.”
Acts 21:21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their CHILDREN or live according to our customs.
Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the CHILDREN of God to be revealed.
Romans 9:8 In other words, it is not the CHILDREN by physical descent who are God’s CHILDREN, but it is the CHILDREN of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your CHILDREN would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like CHILDREN. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
2 Corinthians 12:14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, CHILDREN should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their CHILDREN.
Galatians 3:7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are CHILDREN of Abraham.
Galatians 3:23 [ CHILDREN of God ] Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.
Galatians 3:26 So in Christ Jesus you are all CHILDREN of God through faith,
Galatians 4:19 My dear CHILDREN, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
Galatians 4:24 These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears CHILDREN who are to be slaves: This is Hagar.
Galatians 4:25 Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her CHILDREN.
Galatians 4:27 For it is written: “Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the CHILDREN of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband.”
Galatians 4:31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not CHILDREN of the slave woman, but of the free woman.
Ephesians 5:1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved CHILDREN
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as CHILDREN of light
Ephesians 6:1CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your CHILDREN; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Philippians 2:15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “CHILDREN of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
Colossians 3:20CHILDREN, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not embitter your CHILDREN, or they will become discouraged.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 Instead, we were like young CHILDREN among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her CHILDREN,
1 Thessalonians 2:11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own CHILDREN,
1 Thessalonians 5:5 You are all CHILDREN of the light and CHILDREN of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
1 Timothy 3:4 He must manage his own family well and see that his CHILDREN obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
1 Timothy 3:12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his CHILDREN and his household well.
1 Timothy 5:4 But if a widow has CHILDREN or grandCHILDREN, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
1 Timothy 5:10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up CHILDREN, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
1 Timothy 5:14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have CHILDREN, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.
Titus 1:6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose CHILDREN believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.
Titus 2:4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and CHILDREN,
Hebrews 2:13 And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the CHILDREN God has given me.”
Hebrews 2:14 Since the CHILDREN have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—
Hebrews 11:11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear CHILDREN because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Hebrews 12:4 [ God Disciplines His CHILDREN ] In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
Hebrews 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his CHILDREN. For what CHILDREN are not disciplined by their father?
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient CHILDREN, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
1 John 2:1 My dear CHILDREN, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
1 John 2:12 [ Reasons for Writing ] I am writing to you, dear CHILDREN, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
1 John 2:14 I write to you, dear CHILDREN, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
1 John 2:18 [ Warnings Against Denying the Son ] Dear CHILDREN, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.
1 John 2:28 [ God’s CHILDREN and Sin ] And now, dear CHILDREN, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called CHILDREN of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are CHILDREN of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:7 Dear CHILDREN, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.
1 John 3:10 This is how we know who the CHILDREN of God are and who the CHILDREN of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
1 John 3:18 Dear CHILDREN, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 4:4 You, dear CHILDREN, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
1 John 5:2 This is how we know that we love the CHILDREN of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are CHILDREN of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
1 John 5:21 Dear CHILDREN, keep yourselves from idols.
2 John 1:1 The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her CHILDREN, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—
2 John 1:4 It has given me great joy to find some of your CHILDREN walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
2 John 1:13 The CHILDREN of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my CHILDREN are walking in the truth.
Revelation 2:23 I will strike her CHILDREN dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Revelation 21:7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my CHILDREN.