Family In The Bible

The Bible has a lot to say about family. In fact, God’s Word is full of wisdom and guidance for every stage of family life. Whether you’re single, married, or parenting, the Bible has something to say that will encourage and bless you.

One of the most important things the Bible teaches us about families is that they are a source of blessing from God. God “sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6), blesses children who obey their parents (Exodus 20:12), and blesses parents with children (Psalm 127:3-5). God designed families to be a source of love, support, and strength for us.

Family In The Bible

Genesis 2:24

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 18:19

For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be on your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children…And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Psalm 68:6

God sets the lonely in families.

Psalm 103:13

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 127:3-5 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Family In The Bible

Malachi 4:6

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.

Matthew 7:11

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Mark 3:25

If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

Mark 10:13-16

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.

John 15:12-13

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this ,that someone lays down his life for his friends.

Acts 10:2

He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

1 Corinthians 7:14

For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.

Colossians 3:18-21

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

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