Source: The Holy Bible and the Catholic Bible

    Mother has several references in the scriptures. Among them are"Wisdom, Jerusalem above(Jerusalem Mother) , Zion and Abba”


    Psalm 87:1A Psalm [or] Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation [is] in the holy mountains. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. 4 I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this [man] was born there. 5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her 6 The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, [that] this [man] was born there. Selah. 7 As well the singers as the players on instruments [shall be there]: all my springs [are] in thee.

    1 Corinthians 2:7

    No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

    James 3:17

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

    Proverbs 8

    King James Version (KJV)

    8 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?


    2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.


    3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.


    4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.


    5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.


    6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.


    7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.


    8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.


    9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.


    10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.


    11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.


    12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.


    13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.


    14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.


    15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.


    16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.


    17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.


    18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.


    19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.


    20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:


    21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.


    22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.


    23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.


    24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.


    25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:


    26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.


    27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:


    28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:


    29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:


    30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;


    31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.


    32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.


    33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.


    34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.


    35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.


    36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.



    Proverbs 3 : 13-18

    13Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,  14for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.  15She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.


    Isaiah 1:2

    Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

    Galatians 4:26

    But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

    Galatians 4:6

    Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba(Mother), Father."

    Mark 14:36

    "Abba(Mother), Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."



    Romans 8:15

    For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba(Mother), Father."

    Revelation 12

    1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

    Isaiah 66:8

    Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.

    Lamentations 4:2

    "Zion's precious children, who are worth their weight in fine gold, are now treated like clay pots, like those made by a potter's hands.

    Song of Solomon 8:1-5.

    "O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. 2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. 3 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me. 4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please. 5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee"

    Proverbs 2:9-15, “Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom (Mother) will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Wisdom (Mother) will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.”


    Deuteronomy 32:18, “You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth,”

    Deuteronomy 27:16, “Cursed is the man who dishonors his father or his mother

     Leviticus 20:9, “If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head,”

    Exodus 21:15, 17, “Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death… Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.”


    Wisdom - Chapter 6

    12 Wisdom is brilliant, she never fades. By those who love her, she is readily seen, by those who seek her, she is readily found.13 She anticipates those who desire her by making herself known first.14 Whoever gets up early to seek her will have no trouble but will find her sitting at the door.15 Meditating on her is understanding in its perfect form, and anyone keeping awake for her will soon be free from care.16 For she herself searches everywhere for those who are worthy of her, benevolently appearing to them on their ways, anticipating their every thought.17 For Wisdom begins with the sincere desire for instruction, care for instruction means loving her,18 loving her means keeping her laws, attention to her laws guarantees incorruptibility,19 and incorruptibility brings us near to God;20 the desire for Wisdom thus leads to sovereignty.21 If then thrones and sceptres delight you, monarchs of the nations, honour Wisdom, so that you may reign for ever.22 What Wisdom is and how she was born, I shall now explain; I shall hide no mysteries from you, but shall follow her steps from the outset of her origin, setting out what we know of her in full light, without departing from the truth.

    Wisdom - Chapter 7

    7 And so I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.8 I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing.9 I reckoned no precious stone to be her equal, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her, silver ranks as mud.10 I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps.11 In her company all good things came to me, and at her hands incalculable wealth.12 All these delighted me, since Wisdom brings them, though I did not then realise that she was their mother.13 What I learned diligently, I shall pass on liberally, I shall not conceal how rich she is.14 For she is to human beings an inexhaustible treasure, and those who acquire this win God's friendship, commended to him by the gifts of instruction.15 May God grant me to speak as he would wish and conceive thoughts worthy of the gifts I have received, since he is both guide to Wisdom and director of sages;16 for we are in his hand, yes, ourselves and our sayings, and all intellectual and all practical knowledge.


    Wisdom - Chapter 7

    22 For within her is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, incisive, unsullied, lucid, invulnerable, benevolent, shrewd,23 irresistible, beneficent, friendly to human beings, steadfast, dependable, unperturbed, almighty, all-surveying, penetrating all intelligent, pure and most subtle spirits.24 For Wisdom is quicker to move than any motion; she is so pure, she pervades and permeates all things.25 She is a breath of the power of God, pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; so nothing impure can find its way into her.26 For she is a reflection of the eternal light, untarnished mirror of God's active power, and image of his goodness.27 Although she is alone, she can do everything; herself unchanging, she renews the world, and, generation after generation, passing into holy souls, she makes them into God's friends and prophets;28 for God loves only those who dwell with Wisdom.29 She is indeed more splendid than the sun, she outshines all the constellations; compared with light, she takes first place,30 for light must yield to night, but against Wisdom evil cannot prevail.

    Wisdom - Chapter 9

    9 With you is Wisdom, she who knows your works, she who was present when you made the world; she understands what is pleasing in your eyes and what agrees with your commandments. 10 Despatch her from the holy heavens, send her forth from your throne of glory to help me and to toil with me and teach me what is pleasing to you; 11 since she knows and understands everything she will guide me prudently in my actions and will protect me with her glory.

    Wisdom - Chapter 9

    17 And who could ever have known your will, had you not given Wisdom and sent your holy Spirit from above?18 Thus have the paths of those on earth been straightened and people have been taught what pleases you, and have been saved, by Wisdom.'

    Sirach, chapter 1

     4Before all other things wisdom was created; and prudent understanding, from eternity. 6The root of wisdom—to whom has it been revealed? Her subtleties—who knows them? b 8* There is but one, wise and truly awesome, seated upon his throne—the Lord. 9It is he who created her, saw her and measured her,c Poured her forth upon all his works, 10upon every living thing according to his bounty, lavished her upon those who love him.

    Sirach, chapter 1

    14The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord; she is created with the faithful in the womb.d 15With the godly she was created from of old, and with their descendants she will keep faith. 16The fullness of wisdom is to fear the Lord; she inebriates them with her fruits.e 17Their entire house she fills with choice foods, their granaries with her produce.18The crown of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, flowering with peace and perfect health. 19Knowledge and full understanding she rains down; she heightens the glory of those who possess her. 20The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord; her branches are long life. 21The fear of the Lord drives away sins; where it abides it turns back all anger. 22Unjust anger can never be justified; anger pulls a person to utter ruin.23* Until the right time, the patient remain calm, then cheerfulness comes back to them.24Until the right time they hold back their words; then the lips of many will tell of their good sense.25Among wisdom’s treasures is the model for knowledge; but godliness is an abomination to the sinner.26If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord will bestow her upon you;27For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and discipline; faithfulness and humility are his delight. 28Do not disobey the fear of the Lord,* do not approach it with duplicity of heart.f 29Do not be a hypocrite before others; over your lips keep watch. 30Do not exalt yourself lest you fall and bring dishonor upon yourself; For then the Lord will reveal your secrets and cast you down in the midst of the assembly. Because you did not approach the fear of the Lord, and your heart was full of deceit.




    Sirach, chapter 4

     11Wisdom teaches her children and admonishes all who can understand her. 12Those  who love her love life; those who seek her out win the LORD’s favor. 13Those who hold her fast will attain glory, and they shall abide in the blessing of the LORD. 14Those who serve her serve the Holy One; those who love her the Lord loves.c


    Sirach, chapter 6

     18My child, from your youth choose discipline; and when you have gray hair you will find wisdom. 19As though plowing and sowing, draw close to her; then wait for her bountiful crops. For in cultivating her you will work but little, and soon you will eat her fruit. 20She is rough ground to the fool! The stupid cannot abide her. 21She will be like a burdensome stone to them, and they will not delay in casting her aside. 22For discipline* is like her name, she is not accessible to many. 23Listen, my child, and take my advice; do not refuse my counsel. 24Put your feet into her fetters, and your neck under her yoke. 25Bend your shoulders and carry her and do not be irked at her bonds. 26With all your soul draw close to her; and with all your strength keep her ways. 27Inquire and search, seek and find; when you get hold of her, do not let her go. 28Thus at last you will find rest in her, and she will become your joy. 29Her fetters will be a place of strength; her snare, a robe of spun gold. 30Her yoke will be a gold ornament;c her bonds, a purple cord. 31You will wear her as a robe of glory, and bear her as a splendid crown. 32If you wish, my son, you can be wise; if you apply yourself, you can be shrewd. 33If you are willing to listen, you can learn; if you pay attention, you can be instructed. 34Stand in the company of the elders; stay close to whoever is wise. 35Be eager to hear every discourse; let no insightful saying escape you.d 36If you see the intelligent, seek them out; let your feet wear away their doorsteps! 37Reflect on the law of the Most High, and let his commandments be your constant study. Then he will enlighten your mind, and make you wise as you desire.e




    Sirach, chapter 14

     20Happy those who meditate on Wisdom, and fix their gaze on knowledge;g 21Who ponder her ways in their heart, and understand her paths; 22Who pursue her like a scout, and watch at her entry way; 23Who peep through her windows, and listen at her doors; 24Who encamp near her house and fasten their tent pegs next to her walls; 25Who pitch their tent beside her, and dwell in a good place;* 26* Who build their nest in her leaves, and lodge in her branches; 27Who take refuge from the heat in her shade and dwell in her home.


    Sirach, chapter 15

     1Whoever fears the LORD will do this; whoever is practiced in the Law will come to Wisdom. 2She will meet him like a mother; like a young bride she will receive him, 3* She will feed him with the bread of learning, and give him the water of understanding to drink.a 4He will lean upon her and not fall; he will trust in her and not be put to shame. 5She will exalt him above his neighbors, and in the assembly she will make him eloquent. 6Joy and gladness he will find, and an everlasting name he will inherit.b 7The worthless will not attain her, and the haughty will not behold her. 8She is far from the impious; liars never think of her.


    Sirach, chapter 24

     1Wisdom sings her own praises,* among her own people she proclaims her glory. 2In the assembly of the Most High she opens her mouth, in the presence of his host she tells of her glory: 3“From the mouth of the Most High I came forth,a and covered the earth like a mist. 4In the heights of heaven I dwelt, and my throne was in a pillar of cloud. 5The vault of heaven I compassed alone, and walked through the deep abyss. 6Over waves of the sea, over all the land, over every people and nation I held sway. 7Among all these I sought a resting place. In whose inheritance should I abide? 8“Then the Creator of all gave me his command, and my Creator chose the spot for my tent. He said, ‘In Jacob make your dwelling, in Israel your inheritance.’ 9Before all ages, from the beginning, he created me, and through all ages I shall not cease to be. 10In the holy tent I ministered before him, and so I was established in Zion. 11In the city he loves as he loves me, he gave me rest; in Jerusalem, my domain. 12I struck root among the glorious people, in the portion of the Lord, his heritage. 13“Like a cedar in Lebanon I grew tall,

    like a cypress on Mount Hermon; 14I grew tall like a palm tree in Engedi, like rosebushes in Jericho; Like a fair olive tree in the field, like a plane tree beside water I grew tall. 15Like cinnamon and fragrant cane, like precious myrrh I gave forth perfume; Like galbanum and onycha and mastic,b like the odor of incense in the holy tent.* 16“I spread out my branches like a terebinth, my branches so glorious and so graceful. 17I bud forth delights like a vine; my blossoms are glorious and rich fruit. 19Come to me, all who desire me, and be filled with my fruits.* 20You will remember me as sweeter than honey, better to have than the honeycomb. 21Those who eat of me will hunger still,* those who drink of me will thirst for more.c 22Whoever obeys me will not be put to shame, and those who serve me will never go astray.” 23All this is the book of the covenant of the Most High God,d the Law which Moses commanded us* as a heritage for the community of Jacob. 25It overflows, like the Pishon, with wisdom,e and like the Tigris at the time of first fruits. 26It runs over, like the Euphrates, with understanding, and like the Jordan at harvest time. 27It floods like the Nile with instruction, like the Gihon* at vintage time. 28The first human being never finished comprehending wisdom, nor will the last succeed in fathoming her. 29For deeper than the sea are her thoughts, and her counsels, than the great abyss. 30Now I, like a stream from a river,* and like water channeling into a garden—31I said, “I will water my plants, I will drench my flower beds.”Then suddenly this stream of mine became a river, and this river of mine became a sea. 32Again I will make my teachings shine forth like the dawn; I will spread their brightness afar off. 33Again I will pour out instruction like prophecy and bestow it on generations yet to come.


    Sirach, chapter 51


    13* When I was young and innocent, I sought wisdom.h 14She came to me in her beauty, and until the end I will cultivate her. 15As the blossoms yielded to ripening grapes, the heart’s joy,My feet kept to the level path because from earliest youth I was familiar with her. 16In the short time I paid heed, I met with great instruction. 17Since in this way I have profited, I will give my Teacher grateful praise. 18I resolved to tread her paths; I have been jealous for the good and will not turn back. 19I burned with desire for her, never relenting. I became preoccupied with her, never weary of extolling her. I spread out my hands to the heavens and I came to know her secrets. 20For her I purified my hands; in cleanness I attained to her. At first acquaintance with her, I gained understanding such that I will never forsake her.i 21My whole being was stirred to seek her; therefore I have made her my prize possession. 22The LORD has rewarded me with lips, with a tongue for praising him. 23Come aside to me, you untutored, and take up lodging in the house of instruction;* j 24How long will you deprive yourself of wisdom’s food,how long endure such bitter thirst? 25I open my mouth and speak of her: gain wisdom for yourselves at no cost.k 26Take her yoke upon your neck; that your mind may receive her teaching. For she is close to those who seek her, and the one who is in earnest finds her.l



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