Most Relevant Verses
If anyone fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith [by failing to accompany it with fruits] and is worse than an unbeliever [who performs his obligation in these matters].
For if a man does not know how to rule his own household, how is he to take care of the church of God?
For the time [has arrived] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will [be] the end of those who do not respect or believe or obey the good news (the Gospel) of God?
He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful.
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, see to it that these are first made to understand that it is their religious duty [to defray their natural obligation to those] at home, and make return to their parents or grandparents [for all their care by contributing to their maintenance], for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].
So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [ morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers].
But I want you to know and realize that Christ is the Head of every man, the head of a woman is her husband, and the Head of Christ is God.
For even your brethren and the house of your father -- "even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes, even they are [like a pack of hounds] in full cry after you. Believe them not, though they speak fair words and promise good things to you.
He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.
Show respect for all men [treat them honorably]. Love the brotherhood (the Christian fraternity of which Christ is the Head). Reverence God. Honor the emperor.
For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body.
You only have I known (chosen, sympathized with, and loved) of all the families of the earth; therefore I will visit upon you all your wickedness and punish you for all your iniquities.
Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married and died, and, having no children, left his wife to his brother.
Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother -- "this is the first commandment with a promise -- "
But the married man is anxious about worldly matters -- "how he may please his wife -- "
I have become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children.
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.
If I am detained, you may know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and stay (the prop and support) of the Truth.
For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to and for as many as the Lord our God invites and bids to come to Himself.
You will be delivered up and betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and [some] of you they will put to death.
Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
- A Good Husband
- Being A Woman Of God
- Church Of God
- Family And Friends
- Family Love
- Family Problems
- Family Strength
- Godly Woman
- Going To Church
- Hatred Between Relatives
- Honour The Honourable
- Husband And Wife
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love And Family
- Loving Everyone
- Loving Your Mother
- Loving Your Parents
- Man And Woman
- Mothers And Sons
- Mothers Love For Her Children
- Parents Love