The family is the divine foundational institution of society ordained by God. Bible verses and scripture quotes on family will provide guidance and wisdom for strength, unity, love, relationships, conflict, children, happiness, and more.
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Bible Verses About Family
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Isaiah 66:13 As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem.
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Genesis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.
1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Timothy 3:5 For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?
Psalm 128:3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Matthew 19:19 Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
Joshua 24:15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity.
1 John 4:20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
John 15:12-17 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Romans 12:9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Isaiah 49:15-16 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Psalm 103:17-18 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
1 Timothy 3:4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Proverbs 11:29 The one who troubles his family will inherit nothing, and the fool will be a servant to the wise person.
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
Luke 6:31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Acts 16:31-34 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.
Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Proverbs 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Genesis 31:49 The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another’s sight.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
Ephesians 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Psalm 34:18-19 The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope. Good people suffer many troubles, but the Lord saves them from them all.
John 16:22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.
Proverbs 18:24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
1 Kings 8:57 May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
Psalm 10:17 You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.
1 John 3:2-3 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Genesis 18:19 For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Luke 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
Genesis 28:14 Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Romans 12:5 So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Proverbs 23:24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.
Proverbs 10:1 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Proverbs 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.
Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Proverbs 27:10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.
Mark 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Matthew 19:18b-19 ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
Acts 10:2 A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
Proverbs 1:8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Malachi 2:16 “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
Proverbs 15:27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.