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32 Bible Verses about Families
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God sets the solitary in families: he brings out those who are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
For even your brethren, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yea, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto you.
(For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Now therefore you are no more strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all respect;
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before you.
And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not afraid of them: remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety at home, and so repay their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
And it shall be, that whosoever will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
She rises also while it is yet night, and gives food to her household, and a portion to her maidservants.
From Thematic Bible
Families » Should » Be duly regulated
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all respect; (For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Families » Should » Live in mutual forbearance
So shall you say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass of your brothers, and their sin; for they did unto you evil: and now, we pray you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him. And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? read more.
But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore fear not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus said unto him, I say not unto you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Families » Should » Live in unity
[A song of ascents. Of David.] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Families » Should » Worship God together
Families » Should » Be taught the scriptures
Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons, and your sons' sons; Especially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Families » Should » Rejoice together before God
And you shall bestow that money for whatsoever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household,
Families » Warning against departing from God
Lest there should be among you a man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears bitterness or wormwood;
Families » Punishment of irreligious
Pour out your fury upon the nations that know you not, and upon the families that call not on your name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.
Families » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house. And they spoke unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately. read more.
And when he had brought them into his house, he sat food before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
Families » Good--exemplified » Abraham
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
Families » Good--exemplified » David
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!
Families » Good--exemplified » Lois
When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded in you also.
Families » Of saints blessed
Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that fears the LORD. The LORD shall bless you out of Zion: and you shall see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. read more.
Yea, you shall see your children's children, and peace upon Israel.
Families » Good--exemplified » Joshua
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Families » Good--exemplified » jacob
Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
Families » Good--exemplified » Lazarus of bethany
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick. read more.
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
Families » Deceivers and liars should be removed from
Families » Good--exemplified » Lydia
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she prevailed upon us.
Families » Good--exemplified » Crispus
And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.