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32 Bible Verses about Families

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Proverbs 11:29

Whoever troubles his household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be a servant to the wise.

Mark 3:25

And if a household is divided against itself, that household won't stand.

Luke 12:52

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

Nehemiah 4:14

Looking things over, I stood up and spoke to the officials, the military leaders, and the rest of the people: "Don't fear them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord. Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes."

1 Peter 4:17

For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the gospel of God?

Amos 3:2

"You alone have I known from among all of the families of mankind; therefore I will hold you accountable for all your iniquities.'"

Hebrews 2:11

because both the one who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified all have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers

Titus 1:11

They must be silenced, because they are the kind of people who ruin whole families by teaching what they should not teach in order to make money in a shameful way.

Exodus 12:3

Tell the entire congregation of Israel, "On the tenth of this month they're each to take a lamb for themselves, according to their ancestors' households, one lamb for each household.

Zechariah 14:17

If anyone from the families of the earth will not come to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, there will be no rain for them.

Isaiah 60:22

The least of them will become a thousand, and the smallest one a mighty nation. "I am the LORD; When the time is right, I will do this swiftly."

Genesis 7:1

Then the LORD told Noah, "Come you and all your household into the ark, because I've seen that you alone are righteous in this generation.

Mark 6:4

Jesus had been telling them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own home."

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Families » Should » Be duly regulated

1 Timothy 3:12

Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.

1 Timothy 3:4-5

He must manage his own family well and have children who are submissive and respectful in every way. For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?

Families » Should » Live in mutual forbearance

Genesis 50:17-21

"Before he died, your father left some instructions. He told us, "Tell Joseph, "Please forgive your brothers' offenses. I beg you, forgive their sins, because they wronged you."' So please forgive the transgression of the servants of your father's God." Joseph wept when they talked to him. So Joseph's brothers went to visit him, fell prostrate in front of him, and declared, "Look! We're your servants." "Don't be afraid," Joseph responded. "Am I sitting in God's place? read more.
As far as you're concerned, you were planning evil against me, but God intended it for good, planning to bring about the present result so that many people would be preserved alive. So don't be afraid! I'll take care of you and your little ones." So Joseph kept on comforting them, speaking to the needs of their hearts.

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?" Jesus told him, "I tell you, not just seven times, but 77 times!

Families » Should » Live in unity

Genesis 45:24

Then Joseph sent his brothers away, and they left for home. As they were leaving, Joseph admonished them, "Don't quarrel on the way back!"

Families » Should » Worship God together

1 Corinthians 16:19

The churches in Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca and the church in their house greet you warmly in union with the Lord.

Families » Should » Be taught the scriptures

Deuteronomy 4:9-10

Only guard yourselves carefully so you won't forget the things that you saw and let them slip from your mind for the rest of your life. Tell them to your children and to your grandchildren. The day you stood in the presence of the LORD your God in Horeb, the LORD told me, "Gather the people before me so they may hear my words, learn to revere me the whole time that they live in the land, and teach them to their children.'"

Families » Should » Rejoice together before God

Deuteronomy 14:26

You may spend the money to your heart's content to buy livestock, flocks, wine, strong drink, and whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there and rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God."

Families » Warning against departing from God

Deuteronomy 29:18

Be alert so there is no man, woman, family, or a tribe whose heart is turning away from the LORD your God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Be alert so there will be no root among you that produces poisonous and bitter fruit,

Families » Punishment of irreligious

Jeremiah 10:25

Pour out your anger on the nations that don't acknowledge you, and on the families that don't call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured and consumed him; they have devastated his habitation.

Families » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi

Acts 16:31-34

They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved." Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and everyone in his home. At that hour of the night, he took them and washed their wounds. Then he and his entire family were baptized immediately. read more.
He brought Paul and Silas upstairs into his house and set food before them. He was thrilled, as was his household, to believe in God.

Families » Good--exemplified » Abraham

Families » Good--exemplified » David

2 Samuel 6:20

When David returned to bless his household, Saul's daughter Michal came out to meet him and called out, "How the king of Israel honored himself today by undressing himself right in front of his women staff members, just like any pervert would dare to 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 children like olive shoots surrounding your table. See how the man will be blessed who fears the LORD. May the LORD bless you from Zion, and may you observe the prosperity of Jerusalem every day that you live! read more.
And may you see your children's children! Peace be on Israel! A Song of Ascents

Families » Good--exemplified » Joshua

Joshua 24:15

If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Families » Good--exemplified » jacob

Genesis 35:2

Jacob announced to his household and to everyone with him, "Throw away the foreign gods that you've kept among you, purify yourselves, and change your clothes.

Families » Good--exemplified » Lazarus of bethany

John 11:1-5

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the woman who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair. Her brother Lazarus was the one who was ill. So the sisters sent word to Jesus and told him, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill." read more.
But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness isn't meant to end in death. It's for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

Families » Deceivers and liars should be removed from

Psalm 101:7

A deceitful person will not sit in my house; A liar will not remain in my presence.

Families » Good--exemplified » Lydia

Families » Good--exemplified » Crispus

Topics on Families

Families, Examples Of

1;18;19

Indeed, I've made myself known to him in order that he may encourage his sons and his household that is born after him to keep the way of the LORD, and to do what is right and just, so that the LORD may bring about for Abraham what he has promised."

Families, Nature Of

19;128;3

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

Killing Whole Families

1;32;11

Deliver me from my brother Esau's control, because I'm terrified of him, and I'm afraid that he's coming to attack me, the mothers, and their children.

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