1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
4 Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the LORD.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
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.
May God give you heaven's dew and earth's richness — an abundance of grain and new wine.
May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed."
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
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.
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
"Honor your father and mother" —which is the first commandment with a promise —
"so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." [^1]
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.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
If you are not disciplined —and everyone undergoes discipline —then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. [^1]
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock —the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
"'"The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."'
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.
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 good gifts to those who ask him!
They will be my people, and I will be their God.
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.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
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.
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.
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.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew "you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
From birth I was cast on you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.
Fathers, "do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Fathers, "do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die.
We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.