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65 Best Bible Verses To Honor Mothers And Sons


Mother and son relationships are special bonds that go beyond words.

Mothers take on an incredibly important role in their sons’ lives, and their sons leave prints on a mother’s heart that will last through eternity.

Mothers pour into their sons lives both emotionally and physically.

They are the ones who nurture their souls and prepare them for the world in their young adult years.

A mother holding tulips and hugging her son.

65 Best Bible Verses To Honor Mothers And Sons

The Bible has many verses that recognize the significance of the relationship between mothers and sons.

And in this blog post, we will take a look at some of the top Bible verses that honor this special relationship.

Genesis 2:24

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Great joy can be found in a marriage relationship.

One of the best successes of a man’s contribution to his future relationship comes from the nurturing and love he was shown from his mother.

Genesis 3:20

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”

Being a mother is a role of unfading beauty and great joy.

A son should always remember the great importance of his mother, and respect her in all that he does.

Genesis 27:14

“And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.”

A woman cares for her own children and takes cares of the affairs of her household, including the care and well being of her husband.

Our Heavenly Father is the father of mercies and love.

One of the ways He shows us this love is by placing the mothers, or mother figures, we need in our life.

Genesis 28:14

“And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”

The role of a mother is irreplaceable.

A son should be grateful for the blessing of having a mother in his life, and strive to do all he can to honor her love and care.

Exodus 2:2

“And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.”

I cannot imagine her fear after Moses was born.

This mother did everything in her powers to keep her son alive, even if it meant giving him to the Lord.

Her genuine faith in God and the quiet spirit she carried in her heart blessed the entire nation of Israel.

Exodus 20:12

“Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

This is the first commandment in the Holy Bible with a promise.

When we honor our parents and focus on the lessons we learned from them, God promises us a long life.

Leviticus 18:7

“The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.”

This verse speaks volumes about honoring our mother.

It prohibits us from dishonoring our mothers in any way.

As children we must focus on the noble things and loving instruction she brings to our life.

Leviticus 19:3

“Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.”

A father’s instruction is a source of life to any son, and these Scriptures are reminders of the importance of honoring our mothers.

It’s also a reminder that we all have a responsibility to care for our parents – especially as they age – and be there when they need us most.

Deuteronomy 4:9

“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;”

A mother’s teaching and her sincere faith in God’s word will bless her sons and daughters.

May we honor our parents as they follow the example of Jesus Christ.

Deuteronomy 5:16

“Honor thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

A mother’s son will be blessed with a long and prosperous life when he honors his mother’s faith, wisdom, and love.

So let us remember to show our parents the respect they deserve – not just by words, but through our actions.

By honoring our parents we gain favor with God and reap the rewards of His promise for a long life.

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

“If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.”

Joshua 2:13

“And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.”

Ruth 1:16-17

“And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:

for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:

thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”

God’s love is beautifully shown between the godly mother Naomi and her tender daughter-in-law, Ruth.

These women were bound together because of Naomi’s son.

This woman of strength and courage, Naomi, is an example of how we should honor our own mothers.

Ruth 3:1

“Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?”

Naomi loved Ruth and this love was evident in the different things she did for her.

We can learn from Naomi’s example and honor our mothers with love, comfort, grace, and respect.

Let us remember to show our love for them not just by words but through our actions.

Song of Solomon 8:2

“I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother’s house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.”

Ezekiel 16:44

“Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.”

A wife of noble character will create a daughter of noble character as well.

This proverb is a reminder to us of the importance of being like our mothers and raising children with good qualities.

Mothers play an important role in bringing up their daughters and instructing them with wisdom, love, and patience.

Ezekiel 19:2

“And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.”

Ezekiel 19:10-11

“Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.

And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.”

Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

As we trust in God’s plan for our family, He will renew our strength and give us the courage to be a good example for our children.

Let us remember to constantly rely on God’s grace and mercy to help us lead our families well.

Isaiah 49:15

“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”

Our savior, Jesus Christ will never forget us.

The peace of God and the Kingdom of God will be ours as we remember his sacrifice.

Isaiah 66:13

“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

A mother comforts her child in times of need.

She is there to support and encourage her son through difficult times, and nothing can separate them.

A mother’s love and support is invaluable, and it is an example of the Lord’s unconditional love for us all.

Psalm 113:9

“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”

The Lord God gives miracles.

He blesses a child’s heart with joy and hope.

He can make a barren woman to become a mother, bringing her unimaginable joy.

Let us thank Him for His love and grace that He continually bestows upon us.

Psalms 127:3-5

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

Children are gifts from God and they are beautiful blessings made to last through eternities.

The gift of eternal life is to know God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ.

And it’s also being with our families forever with the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 139:13-14

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

God knows our inward parts before we were even born.

He has created us in His image and made us with purpose.

He knows our every move, thought, and emotion and loves us unconditionally through it all.

Let us praise Him for the amazing works of love he has done for us!

Proverbs 1:8-9

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”

Proverbs 6:20

“My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”

A Christian mom and a good father have a unique bond with their children.

They love them deeply and want the best for them.

Parents give guidance to their children that help them become responsible adults and make wise decisions in life.

Let us thank God for entrusting us with these precious gifts and giving us the strength to be good parents.

Proverbs 10:1

“The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”

All children of God have the gift of agency – the right to make choices for their own lives.

But how much joy comes when we see our children growing in good works and sharing the love of God with those around them.

When our sons follow the faithful instruction from their youth, we are overjoyed.

Let us thank God for the gift of agency and pray that our children will choose to follow Him.

Proverbs 14:1

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

Proverbs 17:6

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”

Proverbs 19:18

“Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 23:13

“Withhold not correction from the child.”

Proverbs 23:22-25

“Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.”

Proverbs 29:15

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

Proverbs 31:10-12

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”

Proverbs 31:25-26

“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”

Proverbs 31:27

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.”

Proverbs 31:28-31

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

1 Samuel 1:20

“Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.”

1 Samuel 1:26-28

“And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord.

For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.”

1 Kings 3:26

“Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.”

2 Kings 4:30

“And the mother of the child said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.”

Matthew 15:4

“For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

Mark 7:25-26

“For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.”

Luke 1:30

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.”

Luke 1:38

“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”

Luke 1:46-48

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”

Luke 1:58

“And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.”

Luke 2:51

“And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.”

Luke 8:21

“And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.”

John 16:21

“A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.”

John 19:26-27

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”

Galatians 6:9

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Ephesians 6:1-3

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

Ephesians 6:4

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

1 Thessalonians 2:7

“But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children.”

1 Timothy 5:2

“The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”

Older women and younger women are both to be respected and treated with honor.

We should look up to the older women as mothers, showing them love and compassion; while being respectful when interacting with younger women as if they were sisters.

1 Timothy 2:15

“Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.”

2 Timothy 1:5

“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”

Titus 2:3-5

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Hebrews 7:3

“Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”

1 Peter 4:8

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”

Ecclesiastes 1:9

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

Our relationships with our mothers and sons are some of the most treasured we have.

With this post, we hope it was evident why honoring mothers and their special bond with their sons is so important.

We encourage everyone to honor this connection that can often last a lifetime and always keep those scripture verses in mind when doing so!

And if you’re fond of being a mama’s boy or just proud of your son, don’t be too shy to share it on social media – what better way is there to show your appreciation?

Let’s take a moment today to recognize the special bond between moms and their boys and how lucky we are for them in our lives.


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