Meaningful Bible Verses to Share on Mother's Day
It's the month of May, the time we celebrate the mothers—and mother figures—in our lives. As you prepare to celebrate and show your mom how much she means to you on Mother's Day, think about baking a special cake or other dessert, brunch, or breakfast in bed and order a thoughtful gift, but at the end of the day, we know what she probably wants most of all is your kind words.
Scripture offers plenty of guidance about the role and traits of mothers and familial love. Scroll through the ones we've rounded up below to pinpoint Bible verses you might want to share with the important women in your life, whether it's your biological mom, stepmom, grandmother, or another woman who has been like a mom to you.
You might want to write one of these verses inside a card you buy or make yourself, adding a personal message of your own to go with it. If you've lost your mom, reading through them might fill you with the love she gave you for so many years and will never lose. Or perhaps you might read them out loud with whoever is gathered with you and your mom on the second Sunday of May. No matter how you use them, these Bible verses are sure to remind Mom just how loved she is.
Bible Verses About Mothers
Proverbs 1:8-9: "Pay close attention, my child, to your father's wise words and never forget your mother's instructions. For their insight will bring you success, adorning you with grace-filled thoughts and giving you reins to guide your decisions."
Ephesians 6:1-3: "Children, if you want to be wise, listen to your parents and do what they tell you, and the Lord will help you. For the commandment, "Honor your father and your mother," was the first of the Ten Commandments with a promise attached: "You will prosper and live a long, full life if you honor your parents."
Proverbs 31:10: "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
Isaiah 66:13: "As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you."
Isaiah 49:15: "Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?"
Proverbs 31:25: "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."
Proverbs 31:26: "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."
Proverbs 31:28–29: "Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'"
Deuteronomy 6:6–7: "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
Proverbs 31:31: "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Psalm 139:13-14: "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
Genesis 3:20: "The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living."
1 Peter 3:4: "You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
Deuteronomy 4:9: "Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."
Luke 2:51: "And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart."
Bible Verses About Love
John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
1 John 4:7: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
1 Corinthians 13:13: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
John 15:12: "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
1 John 4:19: "We love because he first loved us."
Romans 13:8: “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."
1 John 4:12: "No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
Psalm 143:8: "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."
John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
Romans 12:9-10: "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."
1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love."
Bible Verses About Family
Numbers 6:24-26: "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."
Exodus 20:12: "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
Psalm 127:3: "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."
1 Timothy 5:8: "Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."
Ephesians 4:32: "Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
Proverbs 1:8-9: "Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck."
Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 23:22-25: "Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice."
Acts 16:31: “They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
Psalm 133:1: "How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!"
3 John 1:4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
Colossians 3:13: "Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive."
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