When God created humans, he designed us to live in families. Family relationships are important to God. Even the church, the universal body of believers, is called the family of God. When we receive God's Spirit at salvation, we are adopted into his family. This collection of Bible verses about family will help you focus on the various relational aspects of a godly family unit.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
"Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you." (NLT)
"But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord." (NLT)
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children— (NIV)
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates. (NLT)
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. (NIV)
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. (NIV)
The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. (NIV)
A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. (NIV)
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (NLT)
Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. "How can Satan cast out Satan?" he asked. "A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart." (NLT)
Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and everyone in his household believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptized. (NLT)
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!" (ESV)
They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises. (NLT)
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.
This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (NLT)
So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God's holy people. You are members of God's family. (NLT)
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named ... (ESV)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise) ... (ESV)
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