Baby dedication is a public decision of faith parents make to raise their child in a Godly way. During a celebration service, an important moment is reading Scripture over the baby and parents. In this post, you’ll find some baby dedication verses you can use. 

During this time meant to thank God for the blessing of children, the Scripture you choose to read sets the tone for the baby’s life. By dedicating them to God, parents are choosing to show God they trust his will for the child. Naturally, the verses you choose to read should reflect this sentiment.

When looking for words to share during a ceremony, we can look to God’s word directly for encouragement and truth.

General Baby Dedication Verses

Obviously, the main purpose of a baby dedication is to dedicate the baby’s life to God. With that in mind, the verses you choose to speak over the baby’s life are very crucial. These are some of our personal favorite words in Scripture for children. 

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. –  Jeremiah 1:5

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:13-14

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself. – Isaiah 44:24

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10

Verses about Raising Children

An important part of baby dedication is the time spent talking to the baby’s parents. Whether they are first-time parents or have multiple children already, parents can always benefit from Scriptural wisdom. These are some of the best verses from Scripture about how to raise a child. 

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart. – Proverbs 29:17

Verses to Encourage Parents

While it’s important to give parents Scriptural wisdom for raising their children during a baby dedication, it’s equally important to encourage them. Parenting a child is a gift, but it’s also a challenge. Parents need to be encouraged to continue down the path of raising their children in a godly way. These are some of the most encouraging verses for parents found in the Bible. 

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. – Matthew 18:10

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. – 3 John 1:4

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. – Psalms 127:3-5 

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. – Proverbs 17:6

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. – Psalms 127:3