Bible verses about grandchildren
Are you expecting a new grandchild? Need some quotes to put in a card? What a blessing it is to have grandchildren. They are the crown of the aged. Always pray and thank God for them. Be a great and loving role model to them teaching them the Word of God.
A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.
What does the Bible say?
1. Deuteronomy 6:2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the LORD your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life.
2. Proverbs 17:6 Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.
3. Psalm 128:5-6 May the LORD continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!
4. Isaiah 59:21-22 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants–from this time on and forever,” says the LORD. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
5. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
6. Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
7. Deuteronomy 4:8-9 And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today? Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
8. Proverbs 13:22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.
9. Genesis 31:55-Genesis 32:1 Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home. Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
10. Genesis 48:10-13 Now Israel’s eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them. Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” Then Joseph removed them from Israel’s knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his right toward Israel’s left hand and Manasseh on his left toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them close to him.
11. Genesis 31:28 You didn’t even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters goodbye. You have done a foolish thing.
12. Genesis 45:10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
13. Exodus 10:1-2 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.”
14. Job 42:16 Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren.
15. Ezekiel 37:25 They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell there forever, and David my servant shall be their prince forever.
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It’s hard to believe but the school year for our kids and grandkids is coming to an end. And the Awana program at our church has already finished for the year. No more Bible memory verses for the grandkids til September? Ahhhh, but that’s where this Sandwich Generation granny nanny comes in. I love teaching them to “hide God’s Word in their hearts” ALL year long, so each summer for the past few years, we’ve done our own little mini-program of encouraging Bible verses for children and grandchildren. And for the last two years, I’ve shared them here at SandwichINK. Last year, we worked on teaching 1 Corinthians 13 – Love is patient and kind to the grandkids. The year before, it was the Fruit of the Spirit. This year, it’s the Ten Commandments for the children and grandchildren.
Did you know that, while all churches use the same passage of Scripture for the 10 commandments – Exodus 20 – they don’t all divide it the same? I memorized them when I was very young, using the Lutheran catechism. Since half of my grandkids will be using a different catechism, I’m going to use theirs as my guide as I pull their Bible memory verses directly from the Bible, using my beloved New American Standard Bible (NASB), though I may also read the passage from other versions to help them get a fuller grasp of it. Here’s the first commandment for the kids and grandkids – complete with cute country clip art. 🙂
I am the LORD your God…You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:2-3
Because of the wide span of ages of my grandkids, I’m going to focus on short and easy Bible memory verses for the children. But I will be reading them the whole section of Scripture that covers each verse and I’ll share the whole section here as well, for any of you who want their kids and grandkids to learn extra.
I’ll also be sharing craft ideas and activities along with fun books and songs I turn up to help us all as we work together to learn this important passage from the Word of God. And, as the Heidelberg Catechism points out quite wonderfully, “QUESTION 103. Can any man keep these ten commandments perfectly? ANSWER. No mere man, since the fall of Adam, ever did or can keep the ten commandments perfectly. QUESTION 104. Of what use are the ten commandments to us? ANSWER. They teach us our duty, and show our need of a Savior.” What a great reason to learn these inspirational Bible verses, don’t you think?
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Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword? “Why did you flee secretly and deceive me, and did not tell me so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre; and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.
Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
These were the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.
Timna was a concubine of Esau’s son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau’s wife Adah. These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau’s wife Basemath.
chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah. These are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Esau’s wife Basemath.
his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.
“You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.”
Now Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel after him. He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.
2 Samuel 19:24
Then Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither cared for his feet, nor trimmed his mustache, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace.
2 Samuel 9:9-10
Then the king called Saul’s servant Ziba and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. “You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall eat at my table regularly.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 16:3
Then the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.'”
2 Kings 8:26
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 22:2
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Athaliah, the granddaughter of Omri.
1 Chronicles 8:40
The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.
“Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have given him also the wild animals of the field to serve him. “All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will make him their servant.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the LORD.”
“When you become the father of children and children’s children and have remained long in the land, and act corruptly, and make an idol in the form of anything, and do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD your God so as to provoke Him to anger, I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.
2 Kings 17:41
So while these nations feared the LORD, they also served their idols; their children likewise and their grandchildren, as their fathers did, so they do to this day.
1 Timothy 5:4
but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Dear Grandparent: This is #20 in a series of 66 Bible Faithbuilding Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together. May God add his blessing to every word.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs is the 20th book in the Bible. It’s written by a very smart man named Solomon, who was the son of David, Israel’s first king. The principles in the Proverbs are written as a legacy of instruction from Solomon, who wasn’t just smart – the Bible calls him the smartest man who ever lived. “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.” I Kings 4:29
We are memorizing this verse together because during your life now and your life ahead, there will be times when you don’t know what to do. There will be times when other people have disappointed you, and you might not know who to trust. God gave us this verse so we would always remember that He can always be the one we trust in the most. This verse is a promise directly from God! When we try to fix everything or even try to understand everything that happens in the world, we can start kind of stumbling through life, as if we’re walking on a crooked path. God promises to straighten out the path when we use our whole heart to trust in him.
PERSONALIZE IT YOUR OWN WAY
I remember this verse really jumping off the page when I read through the book of Proverbs in college. Dating was a lot of fun in high school, but in college, I started to understand the seriousness of it. I wasn’t just getting a date for the prom anymore – I was looking for a husband! This promise spoke straight to my searching heart. If I trusted God and didn’t lean on my own fickle understanding, if I acknowledged that he was the one who could do it, he would make a path straight to my man.
Older kids: Draw a big heart on a piece of paper. Write the words of the verse around the outline of the heart. Decorate the inside of the heart with crafty stickers and markers.
Younger kids: Make two connect-the-dots versions of the word “trust” on large sheets of paper. Sit with your grandkids at the table or on the patio, connecting the dots and filling in the letters with colorful markers.
Any age: Create your own simple sign language version of the verse. Hand motions make memorization much easier!
Set up a family YouTube channel, or take lots of pictures for a 66 Verses Photo Book.
Your devoted encourager,