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17 Bible Verses about Hatred Between Relatives

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Genesis 4:9

And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother's keeper?

Genesis 37:4

And because his brothers saw that Joseph was dearer to his father than all the others, they were full of hate for him, and would not say a kind word to him.

Amos 1:11

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because his sword was turned against his brother, without pity, and his wrath was burning at all times, and he was angry for ever.

Amos 1:9

These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they gave up all the people prisoners to Edom, without giving a thought to the brothers' agreement between them.

Deuteronomy 13:6-10

If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife of your heart, or the friend who is as dear to you as your life, working on you secretly says to you, Let us go and give worship to other gods, strange to you and to your fathers; Gods of the peoples round about you, near or far, from one end of the earth to the other; Do not be guided by him or give attention to him; have no pity on him or mercy, and give him no cover;read more.
But put him to death without question; let your hand be the first stretched out against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people. Let him be stoned with stones till he is dead; because it was his purpose to make you false to the Lord your God, who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house.

2 Samuel 12:11

The Lord says, From those of your family I will send evil against you, and before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbour, and he will take your wives to his bed by the light of this sun.

Mark 6:4

And Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour, but in his country, and among his relations, and in his family.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness, breathing out untrue words, and one who lets loose violent acts among brothers.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain