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Want to know what the Bible says about mothers and sons? Here are 99 Bible verses about mothers and sons 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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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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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 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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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 6:1-3 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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Proverbs 15:20 NIV
A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.
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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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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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John 19:26-27 NIV
26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
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Proverbs 20:20 NIV
If someone curses their father or mother,
    their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
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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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John 19:25-27 NIV
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
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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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Proverbs 29:15 NIV
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
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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 30:17 NIV
“The eye that mocks a father,
    that scorns an aged mother,
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,
    will be eaten by the vultures.
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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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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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Luke 2:51 NIV
Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.
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