What the scriptures say about
infant, toddler, child
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Baby, Babies
  Genesis 25:22 The babies jostled each other within her (twins of Isaac & Rebekah)
  Acts 7:19 A Pharoah who didn't know about Joseph ordered Hebrews throw out newborn baby sons to die
  Exodus 2:6 Pharoah's daughter finds a Hebrew baby (and names him Moses)
  Luke 18:15 People brought babies to Jesus
  1Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure milk of the word (see Hebrews 5:13)

More on "newborn", "infants", and "womb" as blessings:
  Exodus 13:2,12,15 the first male offspring of every womb belongs to the Lord
  Job 31:15 God makes each one of us in the womb
  Psalm 8:2 & Matthew 21:16 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise...
  Psa 139:13 God creates our inmost being; he knit me together in my mother's womb.
  Ecclesiastes 5:15 coming naked from womb, and dying naked as well
  Jeremiah 14:5 Doe deserts newborn fawn for lack of food available

More on death to "infants" | "children" | "womb" | "dashed":
  Deuteronomy 32:25 in the homes of the Lord's people, terror will reign. Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men.
  2Kings 8:12 God showed Elisha that Hazael, in becoming king of Aram, would kill Israeli children, in and out of the womb
  Psa 137:8-9 Babylon would be repayed for seizing and dashing Jewish infants against the rocks.
  Proverbs 30:16 the barren womb wants more
  Isaiah 13:11,16 When the Lord punishes the world for its evil, the arrogant haughty and the prideful ruthless will see their infants dashed to pieces
  Isa 13:18 (The Medes) will have no mercy on infants (of the world) nor will they look with compassion on children.
  Isa 65:20 Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days (after new earth created).
  Jeremiah 44:7 (choosing to cut off men, women, children, and infants from God's people left them without a remnant)
  Lamentations 2:11 &   Lam 4:4 describe infants of exiled Israel
  Hosea 10:14 Shalman devastated Beth Arbel on the day of battle, when mothers were dashed to the ground with their children.
  Hos 13:16 For disobedience Samaria's little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.
  Nahum 3:1,4,10 part of the punishment of Ninevah, the city of blood, for her lust was that her infants were dashed to pieces at the head of every street.
  Luke 19:44 Jerusalem and the children within her walls will be dashed to the ground. They didn't recognize the time of God's coming to them.

"Least of these"
  Matthew 25:40 -

BABE [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Used of children generally (Matthew 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (1 Corinthians 3:1; Hebrews 5:13; 1 Peter 2:2). In Isaiah 3:4 the word "babes" refers to a succession of weak and wicked princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.

see CHILDREN [Smith's Bible Dictionary]


BABE [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]


(1) na`ar; pais of a male infant 3 months old (Exodus 2:6) translated elsewhere "boy" or "lad."

(2) `olel, ta`alulim, in the general sense of "child" (Psalms 8:2; 17:14; Isaiah 3:4).

(3) brephos an unborn or newborn child (King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) of Luke 1:41,44; 2:12,16; 1 Peter 2:2 and the Revised Version (British and American) of Luke 18:15 [AV "infants"]; Acts 7:19 [King James Version, "young children"] and 2 Timothy 3:15 [King James Version, "child"]).

(4) nepios = Latin infans) "a child that cannot speak." (King James and the Revised Version (British and American) of Matthew 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; 1 Corinthians 3:1; Hebrews 5:13) the same word is translated "child," plural "children" (in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) of 1 Corinthians 13:11; Galatians 4:1,3; Ephesians 4:14) the verb nepiazete is translated in the King James Version "be ye children" and in the Revised Version (British and American) "be ye babes" (1 Corinthians 14:20). Nepios is used metaphorically of those who are like children, of simple and single minds, as opposed to the "wise and understanding" (Matthew 11:25 = Luke 10:21; compare 1 Corinthians 14:20). "Babes in Christ" are men of little spiritual growth, carnal as opposed to spiritual (1 Corinthians 3:1; compare Hebrews 5:13; Ephesians 4:14). Nepios is also used of a child as a minor or infant in the eye of the law (Galatians 4:1,3).

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INFANTICIDE [Thompson Chain Reference]

    * Exodus 1:16
    * Matthew 2:16
    * Acts 7:19

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