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Deuteronomy 6 v 4-9 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 31 v 12-13 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
12 Assemble the people – men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns – so that they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.
13 Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.’
Ephesians 3 v 14-21 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
14 For this reason, I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family]in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
1 Timothy 3 v 4-12 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
1 Timothy 5 v 4-10 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
Psalm 127 v 3 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Matthew 19 v 13-15 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.
14 Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
Proverbs 20 v 11 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
Matthew 18 v 5-6 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
6 ‘If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung round their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.