100 Bible Verses about Sons

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

John 3:16 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 8:14 ESV / 57 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Genesis 6:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 23:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

John 14:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Romans 8:16 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Mark 3:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Galatians 4:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

3 John 1:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Ephesians 3:14-15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

John 10:30 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I and the Father are one.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

Micah 6:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Romans 8:19 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

Philippians 2:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Luke 3:38 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Exodus 34:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.

John 14:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Exodus 4:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son,

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 27:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

1 John 5:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Galatians 4:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

James 1:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

John 17:20-23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

John 6:35 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 11:30 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Proverbs 22:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. ...

Job 1:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

1 John 5:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 John 4:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Hebrews 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Titus 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Acts 4:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

John 20:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

John 6:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

John 3:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Luke 19:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Luke 12:32 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 1:35 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 5:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Ezekiel 16:44 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.’

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Proverbs 24:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Job 38:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 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 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

John 10:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Proverbs 10:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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