Mother hugging a young daughter with the quote,“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” —Proverbs 31:29 Tips & Guides

The Bible Verses to Share with Mom on Mother’s Day

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Mother hugging a young daughter with the quote,“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” —Proverbs 31:29

Mom. Such a short and simple word with so much power and meaning. 

The word “mother” means something different for everyone—of course, there’s different types of mothers and maternal figures, but we will most likely picture our own mother and the unique relationship we share with them. However, most mothers do share one thing in common: an unconditional and fearless love for their children. 

Celebrating your mother, grandmother, aunt, or any maternal figure you look to is a special opportunity to show them how much you love and appreciate them. Although Mother’s Day itself is a relatively modern concept, ‘mother’s day scripture’ has lived in the Word of God since the beginning. 

Celebrating Mom on Mother's Day

We hear of many remarkable mothers in scripture, but perhaps Mother Mary is the prominent of the maternal figures in the Bible. As the mother of Jesus, she took on this role with an immense amount of courage and grace. She acts as a role model to all my mothers, as well as a calming spirit to those who seek maternal comfort. In the Bible, specifically the fifth of the Ten Commandments, God tells us that we should honor our mother.

Our mothers should not only feel respected, but also appreciated. Whether you are religious or not, this is something we all should practice. 


Maybe mothers aren’t all perfect saints and maybe they don’t all give birth to the next Messiah, but each of them are spoken about with the utmost respect in biblical text. 

Being a mother is truly one of the hardest jobs one can take on. But if we learn anything from the Bible, it is that motherhood is a special calling. 

My mom and I have a very special relationship. I can confidently say that she knows me the best out of anyone—maybe even myself sometimes. She’s the strongest and most compassionate person I will ever know. Though we may not get along all of the time, I know she will always be there for me. 

Through every laugh and every cry, she is my shoulder to lean on. 

When honoring our mothers this special Sunday each May, the first question that may pop up in our minds is: ‘What should I get her?’. Picking out a gift for our mothers is a whole other thoughtful process in itself. Most of the time you probably don’t even know where to start. Well, we believe that the best gift one can give to someone as special as a mother is not one that has tons of zeros on its price tag, but the gifts that hold the most meaning. 

To get you started, we have compiled our favorite Mother’s Day bible quotes to inspire your Mother’s Day shopping and make it more personal…. 


To Inspire Mom… 

Mothers always seem to say the right thing. As our trusted advisors, these women ensure that we feel ready to take on the world each day. 

In the Bible, Mothers are seen as the foundation of the family. The glue that keeps the household together, the gravity that keeps us grounded, and the sunshine that makes all of our rainy days better. 

From diapers to adulthood, our mothers are always there as our guardian angels, guiding us as best as they can to ensure that we live a fulfilled life. But have you ever thought about who guides our mothers when they feel lost? Maybe it’s her sister, a best friend, or even her own mother. Just know that out of all the people in her life, the one she likely values most is you. 

If she’s been your guiding light since birth and shared her most valued advice through the years, now marks a prime opportunity to give back to her with an inspirational message. 

This Mother’s Day, share a meaningful mother’s day bible verse the mom in your life to lift her spirits and help her feel inspired… 

  • "As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you." —Isaiah 66:13
  • “Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” 1 Peter 3:4
    • “God is within her, she will not fall.” Psalm 46:5
    • "The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm." —Exodus 14:14
    • “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” —Proverbs 22:6

    • “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” —Psalm 73:26
      • “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” —Psalm 28:7
      • "And in Christ you have been brought to fullness." —Colossians 2:10
      • Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” —1 Chronicles 16:11
      • “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 29:11  

      To Honor Mom… 

      One of the most important lessons we are taught from the Bible is the importance of honoring our mother. 

      Mothers are not perfect, no one is. Although we may view them as superhuman because of all they can juggle in their lives, believe it or not they are human just like us. But perfection should not be a factor in how much we respect our mothers. It is our job to ensure that they are treated with the utmost honor and respect, especially on Mother’s Day. 

      Any of these Mother’s Day bible quotes will help you express your honor for the special woman you get to call mom… 

      • "Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." —Proverbs 31:31 

      • “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” —Proverbs 31:25-27
      • “You are beautiful for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.” —Psalm 139:14
      • “I am reminded of your sincere faith…” —1 Timothy 1:5
      • “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” —Proverbs 22:6
      • “I would lead you and bring you to my mother’s house who has taught me.” —Song of Solomon 8:2
        • They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” —Proverbs 1:9
        • “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” —Exodus 20:12

        • "She is energetic and strong, a hard worker." —Proverbs 31:17

        • “She is far more precious than jewels.” —Proverbs 31:10 

        To Empower Mom… 

        Many of our  mothers uplift us as we grow and give us the confidence to spread our wings and fly. 

        Maybe your mom is starting a fresh chapter in her life, like a new career, or has been putting off her bucket list for too many years. Now it’s our turn to repay our moms with that same sense of motivation. 

        Many Bible quotes can be very motivating, yet also bring this sense of calming confidence to your soul. They act as the perfect daily reminders. These verses can relate to a variety of situations where feeling confident is key, and sharing them with your mother this May is the perfect opportunity to make her feel like the boss lady she is. 

        These are our favorite empowering Mother’s Day bible verses… 

        • “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” —Proverbs 31:29
        • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
        • “By the grace of God, I am what I am.” 1 Corinthians 15:10
        • You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.” Song of Solomon 4:7

        • “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
        • "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." Deuteronomy 4:9
        • “A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.” —Proverbs 11:16
        • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7
        • “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1 

        To Love Mom… 

        The bond between a mother and her children is truly unique. The strength of this unity can stand the test of time. 

        A mother’s love is so powerful that God uses it as a metaphor for his own. It is the kind of love without judgement, it does not dissolve in the event of danger or anguish, and does not fear. It is unconditional and beautiful. 

        This love is one we feel, even when our mother isn’t around. Just the thought of her warming presence can bring  us peace. The premise of this holiday is to express our love for our mothers in a more significant way than our daily “I love yous”. Nothing can truly measure up to a mother’s love and words certainly cannot do it justice, but we can sure try our best. We each receive a unique type of love from our mothers depending on the relationship we share with them. 

        This Mother’s Day when you tell her how much you love her, be sure that the words you share reflect that special relationship. 

        This list of Mother’s Day bible verses are the perfect way to start off that special “I love you” message to her… 

        • “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —1 Corinthians 13:13

        • “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love.” —Psalm 143:8
          • “{Love} always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” —1 Corinthians 13:7

          • “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” —Proverbs 31:29
          • “Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.” —1 Peter 4:8
          • “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” —Romans 12:9
          • “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” —Ephesians 4:32
          • “Do everything in love." —1 Corinthians 16:14
          • “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”1 Peter 4:8
          • “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” —Ephesians 4:2  

          To Thank Mom… 

          Our mothers do so much for us each and every day. We would not be where we are today without them. 

          Mothers play so many roles in our lives—many of us know them as our first teachers, role models, loudest cheerleaders, advisors, chauffeurs, chefs, stand-in best friends, and everything else in between. It is truly one of the hardest, yet most rewarding ventures of a lifetime. 

          I don’t think there will ever be the right words to say when it comes to thanking my mom for all she has done for me and the irreplaceable role she has played in my life. I’m sure many of you can relate to this. There are so many ways to say “thank you”, whether that be through a gift, card, action or even just simply saying it. Your mom will most likely appreciate the thoughtfulness in your gratitude. 

          If you’re looking for the perfect way to say thank you in a unique way, consider incorporating  one of these Mother’s Day bible verses… 

          • “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” —Proverbs 17:6
          • “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.” —Psalm 69:30
          • "Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: 'Like mother, like daughter.'" —Ezekiel 16:44
          • "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." —Proverbs 22:6
          • “With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord.” Ezra 3:11
          • “A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”—John 16:21
          • "And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart." —Luke 2:51
          • “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6
          • “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” —Proverbs 31:28
          • “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3 

          Mother’s Day Gifts

          Now, I’m sure you’re thinking: “All of these quotes are so nice, but really what should I get her?”. 

          Well, lucky for you we’ve got you covered there as well! Like I said before, showing someone how much you care doesn’t mean purchasing the most expensive gift you can find. It’s the meaning behind the gift. Scroll on for a couple of gift ideas including heart jewelry and personalized jewelry for the mom in your life. 

          For a thoughtful touch, add in any of the above mother’s day bible verses to these fortune-holding jewelry pieces.




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