Clothed With Strength and Dignity: Honor Your Mama With 40 Mother's Day Bible Verses

Mother's Day Bible verses

A mother's love, guidance, and faith are all incredibly impactful on her children. As Abraham Lincoln shared, "I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” The encouragement of mamas is irreplaceable, and they deserve to be just as uplifted in return! Thankfully, we have 40 Mother's Day Bible verses for you to share!

Moms have to wear a lot of hats during the week and exhibit many different traits regularly, like being patient, organized, optimistic and flexible. So much of raising littles involves positive thinking while going with the flow, since the days can be completely unpredictable. While this can make life interesting (to say the least), it also means that many mamas could use regular encouragement and support. That's where sharing passages of scripture for Mother's Day can be a huge help!

There are numerous motivational resources available to moms—both new and veteran—such as Instagram accounts, books, and podcasts. But the Bible has timeless advice and directives that can help moms refocus on the bigger picture, their greater purpose and calling, and God's plan for their lives. Whether this sounds like something you need for yourself, reminds you of your own mother, or has you thinking of your mom friends—build up the mamas in your life by emphasizing the beauty of faith while raising a family with these Bible verses!

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40 Mother's Day Bible Verses



1. "For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him." — 1 Samuel 1:27

2. "We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." — Psalm 78:4

3. "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." — Proverbs 22:6

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4. "In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned." — Titus 2:7-8

5. "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." — Isaiah 49:15

6. "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck." — Proverbs 1:8-9

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7. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." — Philippians 4:6

8. "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." — 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

9. "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb." — Psalm 139:13

10. "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." — Psalm 127:3

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11. "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." — Proverbs 31:25

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." — 1 John 4:12

13. "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 3:4

14. "A gracious woman gets honor." — Proverbs 11:16

15. "And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart." — Luke 2:51

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16. "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." — Proverbs 23:22-25

17. "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." — John 15:12

18. "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." — Proverbs 31:31

19. "And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." — Titus 2:4-5

20. "A prudent wife is from the Lord." — Proverbs 19:14

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21. "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. 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." — Deuteronomy 6:6-9

22. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." — Galatians 5:22-23

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23. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." — Jeremiah 1:5

24. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." — Proverbs 3:5-6

25. "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." — Philippians 4:8

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26. "An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life." — Proverbs 31:10-12

27. "Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, 'That is no transgression,' is a companion to a man who destroys." — Proverbs 28:24

28. "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you." — Philippians 1:3

29. "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 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.'" — Proverbs 31:26-30

30. "The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living." — Genesis 3:20



31. "As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you." — Isaiah 66:13

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32. "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." — Proverbs 18:22

33. "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." — 1 Peter 4:8

34. "And Mary said, 'My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed...'" — Luke 1:46-48

35. "Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart." — Proverbs 29:17

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36. "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." — 2 Timothy 1:5

37. "My son, keep your father's commandment and forsake not your mother's teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. " — Proverbs 6:20-22

38. "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." — Ephesians 6:1

39. "Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children..." — Deuteronomy 4:9

40. "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." — Exodus 20:12

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