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Easton's Bible DictionaryThis 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).
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 Dictionary1. (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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCHILD; CHILDREN
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).
Greek3813. 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
5043. teknon -- a child (of either sex)
5040. teknion -- a little child
1025. brephos -- an unborn or a newborn child
3815. paizo -- to play as a child
3809. paideia -- the rearing of a child, training, discipline
3516. nepios -- an infant, fig. a simple-minded or immature person
3811. paideuo -- to train children, to chasten, correct
1471. egkuos -- pregnant
Strong's Hebrew3206. 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
5764. ul -- a sucking child, suckling
5768. olel -- a child
6005. Immanuel -- "with us is God," the name of a child
4464. mamzer -- a bastard, child of incest
5953c. alal -- to act or play the child
8647. Tirchanah -- a child of Caleb
286. Achilud -- "child's brother," two Israelites
2030. harah -- pregnant
Child's Story of the Bible
To a Dying Child.
The Child in the Midst.
The Child Prophet
As a Child
The Child in the Midst.
The Story of Moses, the Child who was Found in the River
For a Child
The Child's Prayer
ThesaurusChild (355 Occurrences)
... Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years
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Child's (16 Occurrences)
Man-child (11 Occurrences)
Male-child (5 Occurrences)
Child-bearing (1 Occurrence)
Child-conductor (2 Occurrences)
Child-conductors (1 Occurrence)
Female-child (1 Occurrence)
Maid-child (1 Occurrence)
Baby (23 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceChild (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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
Matthew 2:14 He arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt,
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."
Matthew 2:21 He arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
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."
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.
Matthew 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Matthew 18:2 Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 18:5 Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,
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.
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.
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.
Matthew 24:19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days!
Mark 2:5 But Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, Child, thy sins are forgiven thee.
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."
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.
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!"
Mark 7:30 She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out.
Mark 9:21 He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood.
Mark 9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, "I believe. Help my unbelief!"
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.
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,
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."
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."
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.
Mark 12:21 The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise;
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.
Mark 13:17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days!
Luke 1:7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke 1:62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.
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.
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,
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.
Luke 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Luke 2:6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days of her giving birth to her child were fulfilled,
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.
Luke 2:16 And they came quickly, and saw Mary and Joseph, and the child in the place where the cattle had their food.
Luke 2:17 When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.
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.
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),
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Luke 8:54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, "Child, arise!"
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.
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.
Luke 9:47 Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,
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."
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?"
Luke 15:31 But he said to him, Child, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
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.
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."
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.
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.
John 4:49 The nobleman said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
John 4:51 As he was now going down, his servants met him and reported, saying "Your child lives!"
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.
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?
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."
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.
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',
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.'
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,
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.
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.
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.
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?
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;
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--
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.
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.
1 Corinthians 15:8 and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also.
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;
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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;
2 Timothy 1:2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
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.
Philemon 1:10 I beg you for my child, whom I have become the father of in my chains, Onesimus,
Hebrews 5:13 For everyone who takes milk is without experience of the word of righteousness: he is a child.
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