48 Bible Verses about Family Conflict
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They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
May the Lord give you increase,
You and your children.
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of feasting with strife.
Like one who takes a dog by the ears
Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.
For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife,
But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,
A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
Only the women and the children and the animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall use the spoil of your enemies which the Lord your God has given you.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’
Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;
Prepare plans by consultation,
And make war by wise guidance.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
“He will be a wild donkey of a man,
His hand will be against everyone,
And everyone’s hand will be against him;
And he will live to the east of all his brothers.”
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,
David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?” And He said to him, “Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all.”
Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
“You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.
But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.
“At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.
As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time.
Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.
Now this is the enumeration of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all the affairs of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division numbering 24,000:
As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.