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32 Bible Verses about Families
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God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: don't believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.
(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)
But if anyone doesn't provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
So then, as we have opportunity, let's do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to Yahweh. All the relatives of the nations shall worship before you.
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you."
I looked, and rose up, and said to the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them! Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses."
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. If it begins first with us, what will happen to those who don't obey the Good News of God?
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to repay their parents, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.
For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
It will be, that whoever of all the families of the earth doesn't go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Yahweh of Armies, on them there will be no rain.
She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.
From Thematic Bible
Families » Should » Be duly regulated
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; (but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)
Families » Should » Live in mutual forbearance
You shall tell Joseph, "Now please forgive the disobedience of your brothers, and their sin, because they did evil to you."' Now, please forgive the disobedience of the servants of the God of your father." Joseph wept when they spoke to him. His brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants." Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid, for am I in the place of God? read more.
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I don't tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.
Families » Should » Live in unity
See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live 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 saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children; the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, "Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children."
Families » Should » Rejoice together before God
and you shall bestow the money for whatever your soul desires, for cattle, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
Families » Warning against departing from God
lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from Yahweh our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood;
Families » Punishment of irreligious
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you, and on the families that don't call on your name: for they have devoured Jacob, yes, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
Families » Good--exemplified » Jailor of philippi
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." They spoke the word of the Lord to him, and to all who were in his house. He took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, and was immediately baptized, he and all his household. read more.
He brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his household, having believed in God.
Families » Good--exemplified » Abraham
For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."
Families » Good--exemplified » David
Then David returned to bless his household. Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, "How glorious the king of Israel was today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"
Families » Good--exemplified » Lois
having been reminded of the sincere faith that is in you; which lived first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and, I am persuaded, in you also.
Families » Of saints blessed
Your wife will be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of your house; your children like olive plants, around your table. Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears Yahweh. May Yahweh bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. read more.
Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel. A Song of Ascents.
Families » Good--exemplified » Joshua
If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh."
Families » Good--exemplified » jacob
Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.
Families » Good--exemplified » Lazarus of bethany
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha. It was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother, Lazarus, was sick. The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick." read more.
But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God's Son may be glorified by it." Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
Families » Deceivers and liars should be removed from
Families » Good--exemplified » Lydia
When she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and stay." So she persuaded us.
Families » Good--exemplified » Crispus
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.