What Does the Bible Say About Grandmothers? 11 Great Verses


Proverbs 17:16

ESVGrandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
KJVWherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
NASBWhy is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
NIVWhy should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
NLTIt is senseless to pay to educate a fool, since he has no heart for learning.

2 Timothy 1:5

ESVI am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
KJVWhen I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
NASBFor I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
NIVI am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
NLTI remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.

1 Timothy 5:10

ESVAnd having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
KJVWell reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
NASBhaving a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
NIVand 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.
NLTShe must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to strangers and served other believers humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do good?

Psalm 103:17

ESVBut the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
KJVBut the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
NASBBut the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,
NIVBut from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
NLTBut the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children

Deuteronomy 4:9

ESV“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—
KJVOnly take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
NASB“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
NIVOnly 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.
NLT“But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.

Titus 2:3

ESVOlder women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
KJVThe aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
NASBOlder women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,
NIVLikewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
NLTSimilarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good.

Proverbs 16:31

ESVGray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
KJVThe hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
NASBA gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
NIVGray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
NLTGray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.

Proverbs 13:22

ESVA good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
KJVA good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
NASBA good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
NIVA good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
NLTGood people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.

Jeremiah 2:2

ESV“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.
KJVGo and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
NASB“Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD, “I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
NIV“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “’I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.
NLT“Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. This is what the LORD says: “I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago, how you loved me and followed me even through the barren wilderness.

Psalm 145:4

ESVOne generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
KJVOne generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
NASBOne generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
NIVOne generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
NLTLet each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.

Psalm 37:25

ESVI have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
KJVI have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
NASBI have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.
NIVI was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
NLTOnce I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

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