“Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living”, Genesis 3:20

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you”, Exodus 20:12

“Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father”, Leviticus 19:3

“Who is like the Lord our God…. He makes the barren woman abide in the house as a joyful mother of children.  Praise the Lord!”, Psalm 113:5 & 9

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward”, Psalm 127:3

“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house, your children like olive plants around your table”, Psalm 128:3

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching; indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head and ornaments about your neck”, Proverbs 1:8-9

“My son, observe the commandment of your father and do not forsake the teaching of your mother; bind them continually on your heart; tie them around your neck.  When you walk about, they will guide you; when you sleep they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk to you”, Proverbs 6:20-22

“Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old”, Proverbs 23:22

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.  She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her saying, ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all”, Proverbs 31:25-29

“For thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.  As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem”, Isaiah 66:12-13