What Does The Bible Say About Youth?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Job 20:11 – His bones shall be filled with the vices of his youth, and they shall sleep with him in the dust.
Psalms 24:7 – The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.
Psalms 118:9 – By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.
Proverbs 22:6 – It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 30:18-19 – Three things are hard to me, and the fourth I am utterly ignorant of. The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man in youth.
Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 – Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment. Remove anger from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh. For youth and pleasure are vain.
Ecclesiasticus 25:5 – The things that thou hast not gathered in thy youth, how shalt thou find them in thy old age?
Lamentations 3:27 – It is good for a man, when he hath borne the yoke from his youth.