Mothers in the Scriptures

“Mothers in the Scriptures,” Friend, May 2008, 26


Mothers in the Scriptures

There are many mothers mentioned in the scriptures. Can you match their descriptions with their names and the names of their sons? If you need help, turn to the scripture references provided.

1. The Lord told my husband in a dream that Jerusalem would be destroyed. My sons went back to Jerusalem to obtain the brass plates. (See 1 Nephi 1:18; 2:5; 3–4.)

a. Elisabeth, mother of John the Baptist

2. I promised the Lord that if I had a son, he would serve the Lord. My son grew up in the temple and became a prophet. (See 1 Samuel 1:9–11, 20, 27–28.)

b. Jochebed, mother of Moses

3. I did not have any children until I was very old. My son baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. (See Luke 1:57–60; Matthew 3:13–17.)

c. Mary, mother of Jesus Christ

4. I was called “blessed” by an angel of the Lord. My son became the Savior of the world. (See Luke 1:27–28, 31–32.)

d. Sariah, mother of Nephi

5. My husband, Abraham, was commanded by the Lord to sacrifice my son. (See Genesis 21:3; 22:1–18.)

e. Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel

6. I saved my baby son from the pharaoh by putting him in a basket in the river. He later led the Israelites to the promised land. (See Exodus 2:1–9; 3:1–10; 6:20.)

f. Sarah, mother of Isaac


Illustrations by Paul Mann and Robert T. Barrett