The word mother is found 337 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most uplifting Bible scriptures on mothers.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
1 Peter 3:4
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Timothy 5:2
Older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.
2 Kings 4:30
Then the mother of the child said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her.
2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.'”
“Honor your father and mother” -this is the first commandment with a promise.
“Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.’”
The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
“Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.”
“For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.”
And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
“You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
“You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.