Bible Verses about Adoption, Adopting Children, Being Adopted, Adopting A Child
What does the Bible say about Adoption, Adopting Children, & Being Adopted?
Find Below: An Extensive list of Inspirational, Motivational, Encouraging, Uplifting, Comforting, Reassuring, Practical and Useful Bible Verses about Adoption & Adopting. Bible Verses, Quotes, Scriptures, Passages, Quotations About, On or For Adoption, Adopting Children, Being Adopted, Adopting. Includes Bible verses about Adoption by God Our Abba father, Adopting a child, Why adopt a child, Helping Others through adoption, helping the poor and the needy through adoption, helping widows, orphans, children by adopting. How God the Father Adopts Us. Great Bible Verses, Scriptures & Quotes on Adoption, Adopting, Being Adopted and Adopting Children.
God tells us to reach out and help the less privileged. Providing a loving home to a child is a wonderful way to do this. It touches God’s heart when we bless others with our resources, and we are blessed in return. Adoption is also used in the Bible to illustrate the our relationship with God as new believers. Please consider adopting a child to start or to expand your family. God bless you!
First we look at Bible Verses that talk about Adoption, i.e. Adopting Children. Please scroll further down for Bible Verses that talk about Being Adopted by God, i.e. Being Adopted into the Family of God.
Bible Verses about Adoption & Adopting
Matthew 18:5 “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” (NIV)
Psalm 68:5-6a: “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families..” (NIV)
James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” (NASB)
Matthew 25:40 “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ ” (ESV)
Hosea 14:3d “For in You the orphan finds mercy.” (NASB)
“When you are gathering your harvest in the field and leave behind a bundle of grain, don’t go back and get it. Leave it there for foreigners, orphans, and widows so that the Lord your God can bless everything you do.” (NCV)
Matthew 18:5, ESV
Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,
Bible Verses about Being Adopted: Adoption by God, our Abba Father
Being Adopted into the Family of God
1 John 3:1, ESV
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Romans 8:14-15, NLT
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
John 1:12, ESV
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
“But when the right time came, God sent his Son who was born of a woman and lived under the law. God did this so he could buy freedom for those who were under the law and so we could become his children. Since you are God’s children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and the Spirit cries out, “Father.” “(NCV)
Scripture Bible Verses on Being Adopted – Continued
Ephesians 1:5, ESV
He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
Psalm 27:10, NLT
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
See Also: Bible Verses about Abandonment
Romans 9:8, ESV
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18, ESV
Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
Matthew 12:50, ESV
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.
Galatians 4:5, ESV
To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Isaiah 43:7, ESV
Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Isaiah 49:15, ESV
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Galatians 3:29, ESV
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
Romans 9:26, ESV
“And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
Romans 8:1-2, ESV
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:14-15, ESV
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:16-17, ESV
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Romans 8:28 -30, ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Romans 8:31 – 39, ESV
God’s Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:19, ESV
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
See Also: Bible Verses about Foreigners, Strangers & Aliens
Galatians 3:26, NIV
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
1 John 3:2, ESV
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. Amen.
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