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Child (355 Occurrences)

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 1:20 But while he was contemplating this step, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to bring home your wife Mary, for she is with child through the Holy Spirit. (WEY NAS)

Matthew 1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;" which is, being interpreted, "God with us." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:9 They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:11 They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:14 He arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:20 "Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child's life are dead." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 2:21 He arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 9:2 Here they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, my child; your sins are pardoned." (WEY DBY YLT)

Matthew 10:21 "Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (KJV WBS)

Matthew 18:2 Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:5 Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 19:29 Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 21:28 But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in my vineyard. (Root in DBY YLT)

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (KJV WBS RSV)

Matthew 24:19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days! (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Mark 2:5 But Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, Child, thy sins are forgiven thee. (DBY YLT)

Mark 5:39 When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep." (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 5:40 They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 5:41 Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi!" which means, being interpreted, "Girl, I tell you, get up!" (WEB ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS)

Mark 7:30 She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out. (WEB WEY ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 9:21 He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, "I believe. Help my unbelief!" (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Mark 9:26 And after crying out and shaking him violently, it came out: and the child became like one dead; so that most of them said, He is dead. (BBE)

Mark 9:36 He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 9:37 "Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, doesn't receive me, but him who sent me." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 10:15 Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:2 and says to them, Go into the village which is over against you, and immediately on entering into it ye will find a colt tied, upon which no child of man has ever sat: loose it and lead it here. (DBY)

Mark 12:21 The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise; (Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 13:12 "Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 13:17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days! (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 1:7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:35 The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God. (See NAS RSV)

Luke 1:36 Even now Elisabeth, who is of your family, is to be a mother, though she is old: and this is the sixth month with her who was without children. (Root in BBE NIV)

Luke 1:42 And she said with a loud voice: May blessing be on you among women, and a blessing on the child of your body. (BBE NIV)

Luke 1:59 It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called. (See NIV)

Luke 1:66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:80 The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth to her child were fulfilled, (DBY)

Luke 2:12 And this is the sign to you: you will see a young child folded in linen, in the place where the cattle have their food. (BBE)

Luke 2:16 And they came quickly, and saw Mary and Joseph, and the child in the place where the cattle had their food. (BBE)

Luke 2:17 When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:21 When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. (WEB KJV WBS YLT)

Luke 2:23 (As it says in the law of the Lord, Every mother's first male child is to be holy to the Lord), (BBE)

Luke 2:27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, that they might do concerning him according to the custom of the law, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:34 and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:38 And coming up just at that moment, she gave thanks to God, and spoke about the child to all who were expecting the deliverance of Jerusalem. (WEY NIV)

Luke 2:40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. (KJV WBS YLT)

Luke 2:48 When they saw Him, they were smitten with amazement, and His mother said to Him, "My child, why have you behaved thus to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in anguish." (WEY DBY YLT)

Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been as a child, and he went, as his way was, into the Synagogue on the Sabbath, and got up to give a reading. (BBE)

Luke 8:51 When he came to the house, he didn't allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother. (WEB DBY YLT RSV NIV)

Luke 8:54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, "Child, arise!" (WEB WEY BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 9:38 Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. (KJV DBY WBS)

Luke 9:47 Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 9:48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 14:5 Then He turned to them and said, "Which of you shall have a child or an ox fall into a well on the Sabbath day, and will not immediately lift him out?" (WEY)

Luke 15:31 But he said to him, Child, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine. (DBY YLT)

Luke 16:25 "'Remember, my child,' said Abraham, 'that you had all your good things during your lifetime, and that Lazarus in like manner had his bad things. But, now and here, he is receiving consolation and you are in agony. (WEY DBY YLT NAS)

Luke 18:17 Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 19:30 saying, Go into the village over against you, in which ye will find, on entering it, a colt tied up, on which no child of man ever sat at any time: loose it and lead it here. (DBY)

Luke 21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

John 4:49 The nobleman said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 4:51 As he was now going down, his servants met him and reported, saying "Your child lives!" (WEB DBY YLT)

John 7:22 Moses gave you circumcision--not that it comes from Moses, but from the fathers--and even on the Sabbath you give a child circumcision. (BBE NIV)

John 7:23 If a child is circumcised even on a Sabbath day, are you bitter against me because I have restored a man to perfect health on a Sabbath day? (WEY BBE NIV)

John 8:47 He who is a child of God listens to God's words. You do not listen to them: and why? It is because you are not God's children." (WEY BBE)

John 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, did glorify His child Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, he having given judgment to release 'him', (YLT)

Acts 3:26 to you first, God, having raised up His child Jesus, did send him, blessing you, in the turning away of each one from your evil ways.' (YLT)

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, (KJV WBS YLT)

Acts 4:30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. (KJV WBS YLT)

Acts 7:5 He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 7:20 At this time Moses was born--a wonderfully beautiful child; and for three months he was cared for in his father's house. (WEY NIV)

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? (KJV WBS NIV)

Acts 26:4 "Indeed, all the Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem; (See NIV)

Romans 9:10 Nor is that all: later on there was Rebecca too. She was soon to bear two children to her husband, our forefather Isaac-- (Root in WEY BBE RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 4:17 Because of this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every assembly. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:8 and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also. (WEB ASV)

Galatians 4:1 But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a bondservant, though he is lord of all; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 4:23 But we see that the child of the slave-girl was born in the common course of nature; but the child of the free woman in fulfilment of the promise. (WEY)

Galatians 4:27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you barren who don't bear. Break forth and shout, you that don't travail. For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 4:29 Yet just as, at that time, the child born in the common course of nature persecuted the one whose birth was due to the power of the Spirit, so it is now. (WEY)

Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a child serves a father, so he served with me in furtherance of the Good News. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS)

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Timothy 1:18 This instruction I commit to you, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to you, that by them you may wage the good warfare; (WEB ASV DBY YLT)

2 Timothy 1:2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT RSV)

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT)

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Philemon 1:10 I beg you for my child, whom I have become the father of in my chains, Onesimus, (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Hebrews 5:13 For everyone who takes milk is without experience of the word of righteousness: he is a child. (BBE RSV)


Child (355 Occurrences)
... Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years
of age (Genesis 37:3); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty ...
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Child's (16 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Child's (16 Occurrences). Matthew 1:25 but did not live
with her until she had given birth to a son. The child's name he called JESUS. ...
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Man-child (11 Occurrences)
Man-child. << Manchild, Man-child. Mandrake >>. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia MAN-CHILD. man'-child (American Standard Revised ...
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Male-child (5 Occurrences)
Male-child. << Male, Male-child. Male-children >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Male-child (5 Occurrences). Revelation 12:13 ...
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Child-bearing (1 Occurrence)
Child-bearing. << Childbearing, Child-bearing. Childbirth >>. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia CHILD-BEARING. child'-bar-ing ...
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Child-conductor (2 Occurrences)
Child-conductor. << Childbirth, Child-conductor. Child-conductors >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Child-conductor (2 Occurrences). ...
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Child-conductors (1 Occurrence)
Child-conductors. << Child-conductor, Child-conductors. Childhood >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Child-conductors (1 Occurrence). ...
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Female-child (1 Occurrence)
Female-child. << Female, Female-child. Females >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Female-child (1 Occurrence). Leviticus 12:5 ...
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Maid-child (1 Occurrence)
Maid-child. << Maid, Maid-child. Maiden >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Maid-child (1 Occurrence). Leviticus 12:5 But if she ...
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Baby (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An infant or young child of either sex; a babe. ...
4. (vi) To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle. ...
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3813. paidion -- a young child
... a young child. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: paidion Phonetic Spelling:
(pahee-dee'-on) Short Definition: a little child, an infant Definition ...
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3816. pais -- a child, boy, youth
... a child, boy, youth. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
pais Phonetic Spelling: (paheece) Short Definition: a boy or girl child ...
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5043. teknon -- a child (of either sex)
... a child (of either sex). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: teknon Phonetic
Spelling: (tek'-non) Short Definition: a child, descendent, inhabitant ...
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5040. teknion -- a little child
... a little child. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: teknion Phonetic Spelling:
(tek-nee'-on) Short Definition: a little child Definition: a little ...
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1025. brephos -- an unborn or a newborn child
... an unborn or a newborn child. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: brephos
Phonetic Spelling: (bref'-os) Short Definition: infant, babe Definition ...
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3815. paizo -- to play as a child
... to play as a child. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paizo Phonetic Spelling:
(paheed'-zo) Short Definition: I play, sport Definition: I play, sport ...
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3809. paideia -- the rearing of a child, training, discipline
... the rearing of a child, training, discipline. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: paideia Phonetic Spelling: (pahee-di'-ah) Short Definition ...
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3516. nepios -- an infant, fig. a simple-minded or immature person
... or immature person. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: nepios Phonetic Spelling:
(nay'-pee-os) Short Definition: an infant, child, unlearned Definition ...
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3811. paideuo -- to train children, to chasten, correct
... 3811 (from 3816 , "a child under development with strict training") -- properly,
to up a child (3816 ), so they and realize their (). ...
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1471. egkuos -- pregnant
... pregnant. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: egkuos Phonetic Spelling:
(eng'-koo-os) Short Definition: with child, pregnant Definition: with child ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

child, chil'-dren (ben, "son," yeledh, "child" na`ar, "lad"; teknon, paidion): The Hebrews regarded the presence of children in the family as a mark of Divine favor and greatly to be desired (Genesis 15:2; Genesis 30:1 1 Samuel 1:11, 20 Psalm 127:3 Luke 1:7, 28). The birth of a male child was especially a cause for rejoicing (Psalm 128:3, Hebrew); more men, more defenders for the tribe. If there were no sons born to a household, that family or branch became lost. If the wife proved childless, other wife or wives might be added to the family (Genesis 16 f). Further, each Jewish mother, at least in later times, hoped that her son might prove to be the Messiah. The custom of Levirate marriage, which was not limited to the Hebrew people, rested on the principle that if a man died childless his brother should marry his widow, the children of such union being considered as belonging to the brother whose name and line were thus preserved from extinction (Deuteronomy 25:5 Genesis 38:26 Matthew 22:24).

Children were sometimes dedicated to God, even before their birth (1 Samuel 1:11). Names often were significant: Moses (Exodus 2:10); Samuel (1 Samuel 1:20); Ichabod (1 Samuel 4:21; compare Genesis 30) (see PROPER NAMES). The firstborn son belonged to God (Numbers 3:44). The ceremony of redeeming the firstborn occurred on the thirtieth day. Friends of the family were invited to a feast, the rabbi also being present. The child was placed in the hands of the priest. The father carried some gold or silver in a cup or vessel. The priest asked the mother whether this was her firstborn, and, on being answered in the affirmative, claimed the child as Yahweh's. The father offered the redemption money, which was accepted in exchange for the child (compare 1 Peter 1:18). See FIRSTBORN. Other stages in the life of the child were celebrated with fitting ceremonies. In the fourth year, in Palestine, on the second day of the Passover occurred the ceremony of the first cutting of the boy's hair, the friends sharing the privilege. Sometimes, as in the case of the wealthy, the weight of the child in currency was given as a donation to the poor. In common with the custom of other eastern peoples, male children were circumcised (Genesis 17:12), the rite being performed on the eighth day.

Early education was cared for in the home, the children growing up more or less with the mother (Proverbs 6:20; Proverbs 31:1 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:14, 15), and the girl continuing with her mother until her marriage. In wealthier families tutors were employed (1 Chronicles 27:32). Schools for children are first mentioned by Josephus (Ant., XV, x, 5). According to the Talmud the first school for children was established about 100 B.C., but in the time of Jesus such schools were common. Children were taught to read and to write even in families of moderate means, these arts being widely diffused as early as 600 B.C., if not earlier (Isaiah 8:1; Isaiah 10:19). Great stress was laid on the Torah, i.e. the law of Moses. Boys were trained also in farming, the tending of cattle, and in the trades. The religious training of the boy began in his fourth year, as soon as he could speak distinctly. The religious life of the girl also began early. In later times at least children took part in the Sabbath and Passover festivals and boys attended synagogue and school regularly.

Children were subject to the father (Nehemiah 5:5 marks the extreme), who in turn was bound to protect them, though he himself had the power of life and death (Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 20:2). Respect for and obedience to parents were stoutly upheld by public opinion (Exodus 20:12 Deuteronomy 5:16; compare Proverbs 6:20 Micah 7:6 Deuteronomy 21:18-21 Exodus 21:15).

Both the Old Testament and New Testament afford abundant evidence of the strength of the bond that bound the Hebrew family together (Genesis 21:16 2 Samuel 18:33 1 Kings 3:23 2 Kings 4:19 Isaiah 8:4; Job 29:5 Matthew 19:13; Matthew 20:20 Mark 9:24 Luke 2:48 John 4:47 Hebrews 2:13; Hebrews 11:23). The gift of a son from Yahweh was the height of joy; the loss of a child marked the depth of woe. A hint occurs in the custom of naming a man as the father of his firstborn son (Hastings Dictionary of the Bible, I, 382), or even the use of the father's name as a surname (Bar-jonah, Bartimeus) and such continues in Syria at the present day. This idea is further instanced in the use, in both Old Testament and New Testament, of the terms to express the relation between God and men (Exodus 4:22 Deuteronomy 14:1; Deuteronomy 32:6 Jeremiah 3:4 Zechariah 12:10 Malachi 1:6).


LITERATURE. Benzinger, Hebraische Archaologie, 2nd edition, 1907, 112-23; for rabbinical lore, Friedenberg in Jewish Encyclopedia, IV, 27.

W. N. Stearns

Figurative: Child is the English Versions of the Bible rendering of the Greek teknon. The corresponding Hebrew words (ben, and yeledh), are usually translated "son," but they have practically the same significance in the figurative use of the term. Child is used figuratively to describe:

(1) An affectionate greeting. Jesus addressed the sick of the palsy as "child" (Mark 2:5 the Revised Version, margin).

(2) The disciples, or followers, of a teacher. Jesus addressed His disciples as children (Mark 10:24). Paul referred to Timothy as his child (1 Timothy 1:2), and also to Onesimus (Philemon 1:10). John also designated the disciples to whom he was writing as his children (2 John 1:4). The same use of "children" or "sons" is common in the Old Testament (see 1 Kings 20:35 2 Kings 2:3, 5, 7; 2 Kings 4:38). As a term of special endearment, disciples are sometimes called "little children" (teknia). Jesus thus addressed His disciples when He was speaking about His departure (John 13:33). Paul thus addressed the Galatians (Galatians 4:19), and that was a favorite expression with John (see 1 John 2:1; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 5:21). A term that was even more endearing was paidia, which means "little ones" or "babes." Jesus used this term once in addressing His disciples after His resurrection (John 21:5), and John also used this term occasionally in saluting those to whom he was writing (1 John 2:18).

(3) Those who belong to God. Children of God is a common expression in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is based on the relation between parents and children, and in general describes God's affection for His own, and their dependence upon Him, and moral likeness to Him. The term is sometimes used of those who are disloyal to God, and they are designated as "rebellious children" (see Isaiah 30:1).


(4) Those who belong to the devil. Those who are like the devil in thought and action are designated as "children of the devil" (1 John 3:10).

(5) One's relation to something to which he belongs, or by which he is dominated in his affection for it. Thus we have:

(a) the children of a city or country (see Jeremiah 2:16 Matthew 23:37), and this designates those who belong to that particular city or country;

(b) children of wisdom (Matthew 11:19 the King James Version; Luke 7:35), and these are the ones whose lives are dominated by wisdom. Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek adopted ergon for teknon in Matthew 11:19, but this seems to be without any good reason;

(c) children of obedience (1 Peter 1:14), and these are the ones who are eager to obey;

(d) children of light (Ephesians 5:8), and this designates those whose souls are illumined by the light.

(6) Those who are liable to some particular fate. Thus, we have

(a) children of cursing, or those who are exposed to cursing (2 Peter 2:14), and

(b) children of wrath or those who are exposed to wrath (Ephesians 2:3).

(7) Moral likeness or spiritual kinship (Galatians 3:7 the King James Version; compare John 8:39; "the children of Abraham"). See secs. (3), (4).

A. W. Fortune

Easton's Bible Dictionary
This word has considerable latitude of meaning in Scripture. Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years of age (Genesis 37:3); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty years (44:20). Solomon called himself a little child when he came to the kingdom (1 Kings 3:7).

The descendants of a man, however remote, are called his children; as, "the children of Edom," "the children of Moab," "the children of Israel."

In the earliest times mothers did not wean their children till they were from thirty months to three years old; and the day on which they were weaned was kept as a festival day (Genesis 21:8; Exodus 2:7, 9; 1 Samuel 1:22-24; Matthew 21:16). At the age of five, children began to learn the arts and duties of life under the care of their fathers (Deuteronomy 6:20-25; 11:19).

To have a numerous family was regarded as a Mark of divine favour (Genesis 11:30; 30:1; 1 Samuel 2:5; 2 Samuel 6:23; Psalm 127:3; 128:3).

Figuratively the name is used for those who are ignorant or narrow-minded (Matthew 11:16; Luke 7:32; 1 Corinthians 13:11). "When I was a child, I spake as a child." "Brethren, be not children in understanding" (1 Corinthians 14:20). "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro" (Ephesians 4:14).

Children are also spoken of as representing simplicity and humility (Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). Believers are "children of light" (Luke 16:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5) and "children of obedience" (1 Peter 1:14).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

2. (n.) A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

3. (n.) One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.

4. (n.) A noble youth. See Childe.

5. (n.) A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.

6. (n.) A female infant.

7. (v. i.) To give birth; to produce young.

Strong's Hebrew
3206. yeled -- child, son, boy, youth
... << 3205, 3206. yeled. 3207 >>. child, son, boy, youth. Transliteration: yeled
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh'-led) Short Definition: child. ...
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2056. valad -- offspring, child
... << 2055, 2056. valad. 2057 >>. offspring, child. Transliteration: valad Phonetic
Spelling: (vaw-lawd') Short Definition: child. Word ...
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5764. ul -- a sucking child, suckling
... << 5763, 5764. ul. 5765 >>. a sucking child, suckling. Transliteration: ul Phonetic
Spelling: (ool) Short Definition: infant. ... sucking child, infant. ...
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5768. olel -- a child
... olel or olal. 5769 >>. a child. Transliteration: olel or olal Phonetic Spelling:
(o-lale') Short Definition: ones. ... babe, young child, infant, little one. ...
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6005. Immanuel -- "with us is God," the name of a child
... << 6004, 6005. Immanuel. 6006 >>. "with us is God," the name of a child.
Transliteration: Immanuel Phonetic Spelling: (im-maw-noo-ale') Short Definition: ...
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4464. mamzer -- a bastard, child of incest
... << 4463, 4464. mamzer. 4465 >>. a bastard, child of incest. Transliteration:
mamzer Phonetic Spelling: (mam-zare') Short Definition: birth. ...
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5953c. alal -- to act or play the child
... << 5953b, 5953c. alal. 5953d >>. to act or play the child. Transliteration:
alal Short Definition: children. Word Origin denominative ...
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8647. Tirchanah -- a child of Caleb
... << 8646, 8647. Tirchanah. 8648 >>. a child of Caleb. Transliteration: Tirchanah
Phonetic Spelling: (teer-khan-aw') Short Definition: Tirhanah. ...
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286. Achilud -- "child's brother," two Israelites
... << 285, 286. Achilud. 287 >>. "child's brother," two Israelites. Transliteration:
Achilud Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-lood') Short Definition: Ahilud. ...
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2030. harah -- pregnant
... << 2029, 2030. harah. 2031 >>. pregnant. Transliteration: harah Phonetic Spelling:
(haw-reh') Short Definition: child. Word Origin from ...
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