35 Encouraging Bible Verses for New Baby

Looking for a bible verse for a new baby? Here are 35 encouraging bible verses for a new baby. All babies are cherished and loved by God, and these verses will remind you of His love as your children grow up.

Here are a few ideas and inspiration of bible verses about babies and encouragement for new parents.

Gender neutral scriptures

Psalms 127:3

“Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from Him.”

Psalm 8:2

“You have taught children and infants to give you praise …”

Ecclesiastes 11:5

“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.”

Matthew 18:10

“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.”

Matthew 19:14

“But Jesus said, Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”

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Mark 9:36–37

“Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”

Luke 2:40

“And the child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”

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.”

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Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 3:17-19

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 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, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 6:1-3

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

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Ephesians 6:4

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”

Romans 8:16

“For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.”

Galatians 3:26

“So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith.”

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Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 31:3

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

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Proverbs 3:24

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.” 

Proverbs 10:1

“A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.”

Proverbs 13:24

“Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.”

Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still and know that I am God.”

1 Corinthians 13

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

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Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Numbers 6:24-26

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you peace.”

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For baby girl

bible verses for new baby girl

Psalm 139:13

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Psalm 46:5

“God is within her she will not fall.”

1 Timothy 4:12

“Let no man despise your youth, but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.”

1 John 3:18

“My little children, let’s not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.”

Proverbs 31:10

“She is far more precious than jewels.”

Proverbs 31:25

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

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For baby boy

bible verses for new baby boy

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong”

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Ephesians 3:16

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, that you may be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inward man.”

1 Samuel 1:27

“For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.”

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Ways to use scripture for your baby

Nursery art

When decorating your baby’s nursery, consider using scripture as art. Scripture can be a great way to provide comfort and hope to your child as they grow.

Choose scriptures that are special to you and your family, and use them to create beautiful pieces of art for your nursery. You can use paintings, drawings, prints, or even stickers to showcase scripture in your baby’s room.


You can use scripture on baby shower invitations and thank you cards. When sending a card to welcome a new baby, or to commemorate a special occasion, consider including a scripture verse that speaks to your heart.

Not only will this be a beautiful and personal addition to the card, but it will also provide encouragement and hope to the recipient.

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Blankets and swaddles make perfect keepsakes for baby. You can personalize them with a special verse or scripture, or with the baby’s name and date of birth.

Having a personalized blanket or swaddle to keep as a memento is a wonderful way to remember your child’s early days. They will be able to look back on the blanket and remember the loving words that were spoken over them when they were just a tiny baby.

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Final thoughts

The Bible is a book of wisdom and advice for all people, not just religious ones. It contains more than 3,000 passages that are specifically about children. These verses will remind you of God’s love as your children grow up. As they learn to read the scriptures themselves someday, they’ll be able to look back on their childhood with gratitude and joy in knowing that no matter what happened during their upbringing or how difficult things may get later in life-God was always there for them!

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About the author

Lacy Reason is a highly experienced and compassionate lactation counselor, who has dedicated her career to educating and supporting new mothers on their breastfeeding journey.

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