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32 Bible Verses about Families

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Proverbs 11:29

The one who brings ruin on his household
will inherit the wind,
and a fool will be a slave
to someone whose heart is wise.

Luke 12:52

From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.

Nehemiah 4:14

After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.”

1 Peter 4:17

For the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household, and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?

Titus 1:11

It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.

Exodus 12:3

Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household.

Zechariah 14:17

Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, rain will not fall on them.

Isaiah 60:22

The least will become a thousand,
the smallest a mighty nation.
I am Yahweh;
I will accomplish it quickly in its time.

Genesis 7:1

Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before Me in this generation.

Mark 6:4

Then Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his household.”

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Families » Should » Be duly regulated

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

1 Timothy 3:4-5

one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?)

Families » Should » Live in mutual forbearance

Genesis 50:17-21

'Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers' transgression and their sin-the wrong they caused you.' Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when their message came to him. Then his brothers also came to him, bowed down before him, and said, "We are your slaves!" But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? read more.
You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result-the survival of many people. Therefore don't be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones." And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how many times could my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" "I tell you, not as many as seven," Jesus said to him, "but 70 times seven.

Families » Should » Live in unity

Genesis 45:24

So Joseph sent his brothers on their way, and as they were leaving, he said to them, “Don’t argue on the way.”

Families » Should » Worship God together

1 Corinthians 16:19

The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, along with the church that meets in their home.

Families » Should » Be taught the scriptures

Deuteronomy 4:9-10

"Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don't forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don't slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren. The day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, 'Assemble the people before Me, and I will let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and may instruct their children.'

Families » Should » Rejoice together before God

Deuteronomy 14:26

You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.

Families » Warning against departing from God

Deuteronomy 29:18

Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.

Families » Punishment of irreligious

Jeremiah 10:25

Pour out Your wrath on the nations
that don’t recognize You
and on the families
that don’t call on Your name,
for they have consumed Jacob;
they have consumed him and finished him off
and made his homeland desolate.

Families » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi

Acts 16:31-34

So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household." Then they spoke the message of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house. He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized. read more.
He brought them up into his house, set a meal before them, and rejoiced because he had believed God with his entire household.

Families » Good--exemplified » Abraham

Families » Good--exemplified » David

2 Samuel 6:20

When David returned home to bless his household, Saul’s daughter Michal came out to meet him. “How the king of Israel honored himself today!” she said. “He exposed himself today in the sight of the slave girls of his subjects like a vulgar person would expose himself.”

Families » Good--exemplified » Lois

Families » Of saints blessed

Psalm 128:3-6

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your sons, like young olive trees around your table. In this very way the man who fears the Lord will be blessed. May the Lord bless you from Zion, so that you will see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life, read more.
and will see your children's children! Peace be with Israel.

Families » Good--exemplified » Joshua

Joshua 24:15

But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.”

Families » Good--exemplified » jacob

Genesis 35:2

So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.

Families » Good--exemplified » Lazarus of bethany

John 11:1-5

Now a man was sick, Lazarus, from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. So the sisters sent a message to Him: "Lord, the one You love is sick." read more.
When Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.)

Families » Deceivers and liars should be removed from

Psalm 101:7

No one who acts deceitfully
will live in my palace;
no one who tells lies
will remain in my presence.

Families » Good--exemplified » Lydia

Families » Good--exemplified » Crispus

Acts 18:8

Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

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