35 Bible Verses For A New Baby

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Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or friend throwing a baby shower, use these Bible Verses for a new baby to bless the parent and newborn.

Babies are God’s most adorable and precious creation. It doesn’t take long for their tiny faces, and big presence to steal the hearts of everyone who meets them. They are simply born a blessing!

If you are blessed enough to be welcoming a new baby into the world, huge congratulations to you! In the midst of preparing for a little, or if you recently had a baby, you may be thinking about scriptures that can be used for their arrival or to decorate their nursery.

If you are a friend or family member to expecting parents, scripture is one of the most sincere ways in which you can shower both the parents and their new baby with love, concern and blessing.

God’s word has much to say about little ones and provides us with many scriptures that can be used as a prayer or blessing over a new baby’s life. If you are looking for verses for a new baby and ways to incorporate those scriptures, you’re in the right place.

Ways to use these Bible verses for new babies:

  • As a prayer for a new baby
  • As a blessing to the parents for the baby
  • Inside a baby shower card, or text message
  • To help you in throwing a baby shower (find more prayers for baby showers here)
  • Print and use it as a gift or to hang in the baby’s room
  • During a baby dedication
  • Printed on a baby onesie or clothing piece

These are only a few ways in which you can use these Bible verses. If any stands out to you, what better way than to put it on display and be reminded of the truth that He has spoken over your little one?

All Bible verses below are from the NIV Bible translation.

35 Bible Verses for New Baby

Bible verses for a new baby - newborn smiling up at its mother holding her hands

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

1 Samuel 1:27-28

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Luke 2:40

And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

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.

Proverbs 17:6

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed[a] in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Psalm 127:3-5

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Ephesians 3:17-19

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.

1 John 3:2

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Psalm 8:2

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 18:10

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Jeremiah 29:11

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

Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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 a promise. – “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Proverbs 13:24

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Galatians 3:26

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

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Mark 9:36-37

He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Romans 8:16

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Proverbs 23:22-24

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy the truth and do not sell it – wisdom, instruction and insight as well. The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Isaiah 49:15

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Luke 1:44-45

As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Ephesians 3:20

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.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Mark 10:15-16

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

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