Scriptures That Refer to Mothers

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Mother’s Day was traditionally a holiday celebrated in church, where the mothers in the congregation would wear white carnations. Sharing scriptures about mothers, and using bible verses to express how important your mother is to you is a great activity for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day related scriptures also make great insides to a card, and are a great inclusion in a letter or note written to your mother. The following are some great scriptures that can used as part of your Mother’s Day celebration:

Proverbs is a great place to look for scriptures to use for Mother’s Day because it is so full of poetic and fluid verses. Here are some great ones to use:

Proverbs 1:8-9Hear, 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 6:20-22 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 10:1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 19:26-27 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach. Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 20:20 If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

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.

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

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 30:11 There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

Proverbs 30:17 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.

Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

Proverbs 31:10-12 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.