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40 Best Mother's Day Bible Verses and Blessings for Mother's Day

Mothers are a blessing and deserve to be honored.

By Olivia Muenter and Elizabeth Berry
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There are few people in this world who work as hard as mothers. Motherhood, in its many forms, calls for patience, selflessness, and love. There’s a lot that goes into raising a child, and that’s exactly why Mother’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts are so special. Mothers and mother figures deserve to be honored year-round, but having a specific day to celebrate them is important. When else do mothers feel there is a time to highlight only them? If you come from a religious family, your gift to mom could be one of these best Mother’s Day Bible verses, written in a beautiful Mother’s Day card. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be impactful and meaningful.

There are plenty of Bible verses about women and family love in general, but motherhood encompasses so much more than that. From verses about what it means to be supported by a mother to those that cover the strength, patience, and sacrifice that it takes to be a mother, the Bible is a great place to turn to for wisdom and insight about just how special mothers are. Ahead, the best blessing for Mother's Day to share with mothers and Christian women of faith this holiday.

Proverbs 31:26

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"Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue."

The Good News: Mothers have a way with words. It allows them to teach and guide with love and patience.

Genesis 24:28

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"The young woman ran and told her mother’s household everything that had happened."

The Good News: If you maintain a close relationship with your kids, you'll be the first person they run to for advice and to share big news.

Deuteronomy 6:6–7

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“These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.”

The Good News: Tell your children the commandments of the Lord and teach them His word every day.

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Psalm 139:14

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“I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart. Your works are wonderful — I know that very well.”

The Good News: Praise God and your mother for the life they have bestowed upon you.

1 Peter 3:4

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“Instead, make yourselves beautiful on the inside, in your hearts, with the enduring quality of a gentle, peaceful spirit. This type of beauty is very precious in God’s eyes.”

The Good News: Pursue a gentle, peaceful spirit, and you will find beauty in that.

1 Corinthians 13:13

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“Now faith, hope, and love remain — these three things — and the greatest of these is love.”

The Good News: Faith, hope, and love are all things that a mother can provide and all things we need in this life.

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John 15:12

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“This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you.”

The Good News: We should all love each other in the unconditional way that love is given unto us by our mothers and God.

Deuteronomy 4:9

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"But be on guard and watch yourselves closely so that you don’t forget the things your eyes saw and so they never leave your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren."

The Good News: Teach your children all the wisdom and lessons you learn in life.

Genesis 3:20

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"The man named his wife Eve because she is the mother of everyone who lives."

The Good News: We all come from the same woman created by God, and the importance of motherhood dates back to the beginning of the world.

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2 Kings 4:30

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"But the boy’s mother said, "I swear by your life and by the Lord’s life, I won’t leave you!'"

The Good News: A mother's love is forever, and she is always by your side through any struggles — just like God.

Isaiah 66:13

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"As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you."

The Good News: God's love and a mother's love are similar and comforting.

Proverbs 23:25

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"Your father and your mother will rejoice; she who gave you birth will be happy."

The Good News: When you do well and succeed, your mother will be happy.

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Proverbs 31:28-29

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"Her children bless her; her husband praises her: 'Many women act competently, but you surpass them all!'"

The Good News: A mother who provides for her family well will earn the eternal gratitude of her children and spouse.

Proverbs 31:25

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“Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future.”

The Good News: Even in times of distress, a mother’s strength helps her smile at what is in store.

John 19:26-27

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"When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, here is your son.' Then he said to the disciple, 'Here is your mother.' And from that time on, this disciple took her into his home."

The Good News: Jesus' unwavering love for His mother, Mary, set the standard for how children should honor their own mothers.

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Proverbs 1:8-9

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"Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction; don’t neglect your mother’s teaching; for they are a graceful wreath on your head, and beads for your neck."

The Good News: Obey your parents — your mother in particular — and it will benefit you.

Luke 1:46-49

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"Mary said, 'With all my heart I glorify the Lord! In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored because the mighty one has done great things for me.'"

The Good News: Becoming a mother is a blessing, and to bear children is to receive a gift from the Lord.

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Exodus 20:12

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"Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you."

The Good News: When you uphold this commandment and show respect to your parents, you are also honoring the Lord, which will allow you to live a long, fulfilling life.

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Proverbs 22:6

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"Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it."

The Good News: Raise your children with good values, so those values will be ingrained in them as they get older.

John 16:21

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"When a woman gives birth, she has pain because her time has come. But when the child is born, she no longer remembers her distress because of her joy that a child has been born into the world."

The Good News: The agony of childbirth is nothing compared to the love you feel for your newborn child.

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Olivia Muenter

Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.

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Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.

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