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Want to know what the Bible says about mothers? Here are 169 Bible verses about mothers 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 31:26-27 NIV
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
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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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Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Isaiah 66:13 NIV
As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
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Isaiah 49:15 NIV
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!
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Proverbs 6:20 NIV
My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
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Proverbs 23:22-25 NIV
22 Listen to your father, who gave you life,
    and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy the truth and do not sell it—
    wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
24 The father of a righteous child has great joy;
    a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
25 May your father and mother rejoice;
    may she who gave you birth be joyful!
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Ephesians 6:2 NIV
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
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2 Timothy 1:5 NIV
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
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Leviticus 19:3 NIV
“‘Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.
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Proverbs 1:8-9 NIV
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9 They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck.
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Proverbs 31:28 NIV
Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
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Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
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Deuteronomy 5:16 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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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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2 Kings 4:30 NIV
But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her.
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Proverbs 17:6 NIV
Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children.
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Proverbs 10:1 NIV
The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
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Matthew 15:4-6 NIV
4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ 6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
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