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Want to know what the Bible says about Child Rearing? Here are 20 Bible verses about Child Rearing from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Proverbs 13:24 NIV
Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
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Proverbs 29:15 NIV
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
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Colossians 3:21 NIV
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NIV
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 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.
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Proverbs 29:17 NIV
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.
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Proverbs 23:13-14 NIV
13 Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
14 Punish them with the rod
    and save them from death.
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Proverbs 22:15 NIV
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
    but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
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Colossians 3:20 NIV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
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Exodus 21:17 NIV
“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
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Matthew 15:4 NIV
For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
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Proverbs 13:22 NIV
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
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Titus 2:6 NIV
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
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James 1:19-20 NIV
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
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Proverbs 21:20 NIV
The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
    but fools gulp theirs down.
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Deuteronomy 6:7 NIV
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.
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Proverbs 23:13 NIV
Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
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Proverbs 19:18 NIV
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.
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Hebrews 12:5-11 NIV
5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline —then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
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