Babies are so cute – no doubt about it – and it is only natural to wonder what the Bible verses about babies have to say.
What does God think about the birth of a new baby into the world? Whether you are looking for the perfect Bible quote for a baby shower or you just want to understand God’s love for infants, we have provided a nice selection of 20 of the best biblical passages we could find.
We have focused on passages on show how God participates in making a baby and how he feels about them.
Scriptures about Babies
“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.”
[English Standard Version, Psalm 127:3
“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. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
“For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”
“And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.”
“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.”
“Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.”
“Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”
“Gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.”
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.”
“No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,”
“When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.””
“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”
“Then Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born.””
“Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?””
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”
“Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.”
“by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”
“(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)”
What do these bible verses teach us about God’s view of babies?
Though there are not a lot of Bible verses about babies, there are enough to get an idea about how God feels about them. Some of the Scripture passages above tell us that it is God who forms babies in the womb and that they are a blessing to mankind. Even God’s Son Jesus came into the world as a baby.
We also find mention of the great joy that comes to the mother and others when a new baby comes into the world. In some of the scripture about babies we see that God even wanted babies to be there during worship, and that Jesus said there were angels that looked after them.
We can also learn a lot from what the Bible does not say about babies. There is not even one passage in the entire Bible that mentions a baby or young child going to hell.
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