20 Bible Verses About Parenting Responsibilities

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about parenting responsibilities. Parenting is one of the most difficult tasks to do. Little wonder many parents fail in their duty as parents. How do we rate the success of parents over their children? how can we tell if a parent has failed in their duty towards their children? Well, the scripture has given answers to all the questions that might be going through our minds. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Many parents are too busy with life that they fail in their parenting responsibilities. Even some pastors and religious leaders are caught in this web too. They get so busy to an extent that they don’t have time to train their children.


A typical example in the bible was Eli. The High Priest. He was so busy with church duties that he failed as a parent. His children who were serving as Priest under him failed. They stole from the temple and deceive the people. God was greatly angry with this act and both Eli and his children were greatly reprimanded. God will take no excuse from you as parents. If you fail in your parenting responsibilities it is your fault alone and God will hold you responsible for it.


No matter how occupied you are, there must be time to discharge your parenting duties to your Children. When you create time to discharge your parenting responsibilities, the scripture offers diverse ideas on how to train a child in the right way. As a parent, you should let the scripture be your guide in training your children in the right. To help you, we have compiled a list of 20 bible verses about parenting responsibilities. Ensure you find time to study these scriptures and apply the principles.


1. Ephesians 6:4

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.


2. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. ‘And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


3. Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.


4. Leviticus 19:2-3

“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.


5. Ephesians 6:1-2

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:


6. Colossians 3:20-21

Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.


7. Isaiah 3:4-5

” I will give children to be their princes, And babes shall rule over them. The people will be oppressed, Every one by another and every one by his neighbor; The child will be insolent toward the elder, And the base toward the honorable.”


8. Exodus 21:15

“And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.


9. Exodus 21:17

“And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.


10. Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.


11. Genesis 18:19

For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.’


12. Proverbs 1:7-8

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother;


13. Proverbs 22:15

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.


14. Isaiah 3:12

As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.”


15. Deuteronomy 11:19

You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.


16. Deuteronomy 21:18-21

‘If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.


17. Proverbs 20:20

Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.


18. Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.


19. Ezekiel 18:20

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.


20. Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.



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