'Family' in the Bible
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.
These are the family records of the descendants of Adam. On the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God;
These are the family records of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among his contemporaries; Noah walked with God.
And the Lord said to Noah, Take all your family and go into the ark, for you only in this generation have I seen to be upright.
These are the family records of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. They also had sons after the deluge.
from whom the coastal nations spread into their own lands and nations, each with their own language and family groups.
These are Ham's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.
These are Shem's descendants, listed by their families, each with their own lands, language, and family groups.
These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their family records, in their nations. The nations on earth spread out from these after the flood.
These are the family records of Shem. Shem lived 100 years and fathered Arpachshad two years after the deluge.
These are the family records of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran, and Haran fathered Lot.
Now the Lord said to Abram, Go out from your country and from your family and from your father's house, into the land to which I will be your guide:
So Sarai said to Abram, "Since the Lord has prevented me from having children, have sexual relations with my servant. Perhaps I can have a family by her." Abram did what Sarai told him.
Then the men said to Lot, Are there any others of your family here? sons-in-law or sons or daughters, take them all out of this place;
"Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family through our father."
On the following day, the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father."
but will go to my land and my family to take a wife for my son Isaac."
The Lord, the God of heaven, Who took me from my father's house, from the land of my family and my birth, Who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, To your offspring I will give this land -- "He will send His Angel before you, and you will take a wife from there for my son.
And said, Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has given a sign that he is good and true to my master, by guiding me straight to the house of my master's family.
but will go to my father's household and to my family to take a wife for my son.'
He said to me, 'The Lord before whom I have walked will send His angel with you and make your journey a success, and you will take a wife for my son from my family and from my father's household.
Then you will be free from my oath if you go to my family and they do not give [her] to you-you will be free from my oath.'
These are the family records of Abraham's son Ishmael, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's slave, bore to Abraham.
These are the names of Ishmael's sons; their names according to the family records are: Nebaioth, Ishmael's firstborn, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
These are the family records of Isaac son of Abraham. Abraham fathered Isaac.
Then she said, "Here is my slave Bilhah. Go sleep with her, and she'll bear [children] for me so that through her I too can build [a family]."
For you had very little before I came, but now your wealth has increased. The Lord has blessed you because of me. And now, when will I also do something for my own family?"
Then the Lord said to him, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you."
And taking the men of his family with him, he went after him for seven days and overtook him in the hill-country of Gilead.
Then Jacob said, "God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, 'Go back to your land and to your family, and I will cause you to prosper,'
Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take for ourselves your daughters, and we will live with you and become one family.
And the young man did not delay to do the thing, for he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was honored above all his family [so, ranking first, he acted first].
Only on this [condition] will they give consent to us, to live with us [and] to become one family--when every male among us [is] circumcised as they are circumcised.
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought ruin on me by making me a foul odor among the inhabitants of the land -- among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number; they will join forces against me and attack me, and both I and my family will be destroyed!"
So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.
These are the family records of Esau, father of the Edomites in the mountains of Seir.
These are the family records of Jacob. At 17 years of age, Joseph tended sheep with his brothers. The young man [was working] with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought a bad report about them to their father.
But Onan knew that the family would not be his, so when he cohabited with his brother's widow, he prevented conception, lest he should raise up a child for his brother.
They replied, "Your servants are from a family of twelve brothers. We are the sons of one man in the land of Canaan. The youngest is with our father at this time, and one is no longer alive."
We are from a family of twelve brothers; we are the sons of one father. One is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father at this time in the land of Canaan.'
As a result, when Jacob's family was beginning to eat the last of the grain that they had brought back from Egypt, their father Jacob told his sons, "Go back to Egypt and buy us some food."
They answered, "The man kept asking about us and our family: 'Is your father still alive? Do you have [another] brother?' And we answered him accordingly. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring your brother here'?"
And there I will take care of you, so that you and your family may not be in need, for there are still five bad years to come.
His sons and his sons' sons, his daughters and his daughters' sons and all his family he took with him into Egypt.
All of these people, who belonged to Jacob's family, traveled to Egypt. All of Jacob's direct descendants, not including his sons' wives, numbered 66 persons in all.
And the sons of Joseph whom he had in Egypt were two. Seventy persons of the family of Jacob came into Egypt.
And said to me, Truly, I will make you fertile and give you increase and will make of you a great family of nations: and I will give this land to your seed after you to be their heritage for ever.
and thy family which thou hast begotten after them are thine; by the name of their brethren they are called in their inheritance.
But his father would not, saying, I am doing it on purpose, my son; he will certainly become a nation and a great one; but his younger brother will be greater than he, and his seed will become a great family of nations.
And all the family of Joseph, and his brothers and his father's people: only their little ones and their flocks and herds they did not take with them from the land of Goshen.
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