Love Between Relatives
Most Relevant Verses
[A song of ascents. Of David.] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety at home, and so repay their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people: But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother, And for his sister a virgin, that is near unto him, who has had no husband; for her he may be defiled.read more.
But he shall not otherwise defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that has had no husband, they may defile themselves.
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned back according to the word of the LORD.