Biblical Readings for Baby Blessings
Act 6:3-6 Therefore, brothers, look out among you seven men being witnessed to, full of the
Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this duty. But we will give ourselves
continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. And the saying pleased all the multitude.
And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus,
and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicholas, a proselyte of Antioch. They set these
before the apostles. And having prayed, they laid hands on them.
1Ti 4:14-16 Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying
on of the hands of the body of elders. Meditate on these things; be in these things in order that
your improvement may appear to all. Hold on to yourself and to the doctrine; continue in
them, for doing this you shall both save yourself and those who hear you.
1Ti 5:21-22 I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you
guard these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality. Do not lay hands quickly on
anyone, neither be partaker of the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
2Ti 1:3-6 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without
ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being
mindful of your tears, so that I may be filled with joy, taking recollection of the unfeigned faith
that is in you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice. And I
am persuaded that it is in you also. Therefore I remind you to inflame anew the gift of God,
which is in you by the putting on of my hands.
Gen 48:8-16 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these? And Joseph said to his
father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, Please bring
them to me, and I will bless them. And the eyes of Israel were dim for age; he could not see.
And he brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them. And Israel said to
Joseph, I had not thought I would see your face, and, lo, God has showed me also your seed.
And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed his face to the earth. And
Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh in his left
toward Israel’s right hand. And he brought them near to him. And Israel stretched out his right
hand, and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left on Manasseh’s head,
crossing his hands. For Manasseh was the first-born. And he blessed Joseph and said, May
God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who fed me all my life to
this day, the Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads. And let my name be named
on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and let them grow like the fishes into
a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Mat 19:13-15 Then little children were brought to Him, that He should put His hands on them
and pray. And the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Allow the little children to come to
Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven. And He laid His hands on
them, and departed from there.
Mar 10:13-16 And they brought children to Him, so that He should touch them. And His
disciples rebuked those bringing them. But when Jesus saw, He was much displeased and said
to them, Allow the little children to come to Me and do not hinder them. For of such is the
kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little
child, he shall not enter into it. And taking them up in His arms, He put His hands on them and
1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving
wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.