Bible Verses about Family

The family is the divine foundation for human life. It is the sacred union of two people creating life and raising their children in the way of love, truth, and faith. The importance of family is often mentioned in the Bible as God commands us to protect our family from harm and deceit. We can look to scripture for inspiration and guidance about family matters and why it is vital to human prosperity. Discover the best Bible verses about family in this collection of scripture quotes.

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Proverbs 22:6 NIV

6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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Colossians 3:20 NIV

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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Exodus 20:12 NIV

12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV

8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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1 Timothy 3:5 NIV

5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)

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Genesis 2:24 NIV

24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

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Psalm 128:3 NIV

3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

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Joshua 24:15 NIV

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."

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Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

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John 15:12-17 NIV

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

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Ephesians 3:14-15 NIV

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every familyThe Greek for "family" ("patria" ) is derived from the Greek for "father" ("pater" ). in heaven and on earth derives its name.

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Ephesians 6:4 NIV

4 Fathers,Or "Parents" do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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Ephesians 5:25 NIV

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

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Proverbs 6:20 NIV

20 My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

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Proverbs 15:20 NIV

20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

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