100 Bible Verses about Family And Friends

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 199 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

John 15:12-13 ESV / 178 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:12-19 ESV / 147 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. ...

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 132 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Psalm 133:1 ESV / 114 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 96 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Matthew 12:48-50 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Psalm 34:3 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 59 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. ...

Proverbs 27:10 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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.

1 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Proverbs 4:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Ephesians 2:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

James 4:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:1-30 ESV / 28 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ...

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:26 ESV / 24 helpful votes

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Ephesians 6:1-2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Psalm 95:1-11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. ...

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Zechariah 13:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?’ he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 12:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 11:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, ...

John 15:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 3:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Psalm 103:17-18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

2 Kings 2:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

Job 2:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

Proverbs 31:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

Psalm 68:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Genesis 28:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

John 15:12-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

1 Samuel 18:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.

Genesis 12:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 3:2-3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

John 15:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

John 1:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

1 Timothy 5:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Ephesians 4:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 3:14-15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Song of Solomon 5:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

1 John 4:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

Acts 16:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Luke 11:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Genesis 12:1-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 12:52 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three.

Luke 4:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.

Jeremiah 18:1-23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me: ...

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Proverbs 31:15-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

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