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50 Bible Verses About Autism

    Autism is a neurological condition that can present multiple challenges for individuals and families; navigating these can sometimes raise ethical, spiritual, and emotional questions. The Bible, while not explicitly mentioning Autism, does contain verses that provide comfort, guidance, and reassurance for people affected by such conditions. Looking through the lens of biblical teaching, we can gain a deeper understanding of how Christian theology intersects with Autism.

    What the Bible Says About Differences and Acceptance

    The Bible constantly calls for acceptance, love, and understanding. While Autistic people may process information differently or engage with the world in unique ways, their differences should not exclude them from love and acceptance. In line with this thinking, the Bible advocates for unity in diversity, urging its followers to respect and regard each person as God’s unique creation. The Bible advocates for understanding and acceptance of individuals with differences, reminding us that everyone is made in God’s image and is intrinsically valuable.

    Where the Bible Guides on Compassion and Understanding

    The Bible encourages compassion, peace, and patience, values which are important when interacting with autistic people. Encouraging believers to bear each other’s burdens and to exude warmth and understanding, the Bible underscores the importance of compassion. This biblical teaching can allow loved ones and caregivers of Autistic people to navigate difficulties with patience and tenderness.

    Why the Bible’s Teachings on Strength and Perseverance Matter

    In many places, the Bible explores the theme of perseverance, oftentimes relating it to strength in the face of adversity. While being autistic can present specific challenges, these values of strength and perseverance resonated throughout the Bible, can inspire autistic people and their families to face these adversities with courage. Affirming that challenges can be faced with grace and resilience, and that God’s love and support is enduring, the Bible serves as a beacon of hope.

    Who Benefits From the Bible’s Teachings on Inclusion and Dignity

    The Biblical teachings can be supportive to not only autistic people but also their families, friends, and caregivers. The Bible’s teachings on inclusion and love for one’s neighbor can reinforce to others the importance of bestowing dignity and respect onto Autistic people. Furthermore, understanding the Bible’s teachings can dispel misconceptions, biases, and stigmas associated with Autism, paving the way for an inclusive and accepting community.

    When The Bible’s Message Of Hope is Most Relevant

    Times of struggle, confusion, and despair are often when the Bible’s messages can be most comforting. The Bible reminds Christians of God’s unending love and promises of better times to come. This, coupled with the teachings of compassion, understanding, and acceptance, can provide profound reassurance to those affected by Autism. Hence, in moments of trials and tribulations, the Bible’s messages are the most relevant.

    Below is the full list of bible verses on autism (King James Version – KJV). The list is ranked in order of popularity and we hope you find the inspiration you need.

    Most Popular Bible Verses About Autism

    John 9:1-3

    1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

    Related Themes: Suffering Sickness Revival Excommunication

    Exodus 4:11

    11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?”

    Related Themes: Sovereignty

    Isaiah 54:13

    13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.”

    Related Themes: Children Education Peace

    Romans 7:18

    18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”

    Related Themes: Holiness Flesh

    1 Peter 2:24

    24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

    Related Themes: Healing Holiness Health Quitting Sickness

    Exodus 6:12

    12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?”

    John 12:47

    47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.”

    Related Themes: Repentance Condemnation Tolerance

    2 Timothy 1:7

    7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

    Related Themes: Fear Self Confidence Business Bullying Self-Control

    Jeremiah 29:11

    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

    Related Themes: Hope New Beginnings Patience Frustration Life

    Matthew 18:2-5

    2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.”

    Related Themes: Children Learning Children Humility Greatness

    Matthew 19:14

    14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

    Related Themes: Children Learning Education Telling The Truth

    Romans 14:13-23

    13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”

    Related Themes: Criticism Judging Others Jewelry Modesty Obstacles

    Exodus 4:10-17

    10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.”

    Related Themes: Preaching Excuses

    1 Corinthians 1:26-30

    26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

    Related Themes: Glorification

    Isaiah 49:25-26

    25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”

    Isaiah 9:19-20

    19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:”

    Luke 10:18-20

    18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”

    Related Themes: Satan Pride Politics Devil

    Ecclesiastes 12:12

    12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”

    Related Themes: Education Learning

    1 Corinthians 7:32-35

    32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.”

    Related Themes: Dating Celibacy

    Proverbs 10:19-26

    19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.”

    Related Themes: Gossip Communication Words Speaking Up Wisdom

    Proverbs 30:11-17

    11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.”

    Related Themes: Respecting Your Parents

    Exodus 6:5-13

    5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.”

    Numbers 15:27-31

    27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.”

    Matthew 15:4-6

    4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”

    Related Themes: Respecting Your Parents Family Respect

    1 Thessalonians 4:4-12

    4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

    Related Themes: Holiness Lust Self Gratification Self Respect

    Exodus 21:15-17

    15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.”

    Related Themes: Respecting Your Parents Killing

    Proverbs 22:15-25

    15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.”

    Related Themes: Children Respecting Your Parents Education Discipline Learning

    Proverbs 20:20-30

    20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.”

    Related Themes: Respecting Your Parents

    Deuteronomy 28:28-29

    28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.”

    Proverbs 27:17-24

    17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?”

    Related Themes: Criticism Friendship Teamwork Working Together Dating