Love Between Relatives
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Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
"For how can I endure to see the calamity which will befall my people, and how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?"
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people, except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother, also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.read more.
'He shall not defile himself as a relative by marriage among his people, and so profane himself.
"They shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves.
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
'Thus says the LORD, "You must not go up and fight against your relatives the sons of Israel; return every man to his house, for this thing has come from Me."'" So they listened to the word of the LORD, and returned and went their way according to the word of the LORD.