100 Bible Verses about Family Love

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 167 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 157 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 144 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 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV / 135 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.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 126 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.”

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-2 ESV / 98 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),

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 98 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.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 91 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Proverbs 11:29 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 86 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.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 85 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.

Ephesians 4:2 ESV / 85 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 85 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 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; ...

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 73 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:17 ESV / 63 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,

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 59 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), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:28 ESV / 59 helpful votes

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Romans 12:9 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Proverbs 31:15-17 ESV / 57 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 10:12 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Romans 12:10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:2 ESV / 55 helpful votes

A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 54 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 54 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

John 15:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 52 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.”

1 John 4:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Mark 10:6-9 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Psalm 103:17-18 ESV / 46 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.

Genesis 30:22-24 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb. She conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.” And she called his name Joseph, saying, “May the Lord add to me another son!”

Ephesians 3:14-15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Psalm 133:1 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:10 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 43 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. ...

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 39 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...

Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 37 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.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 36 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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!”

John 8:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.”

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Proverbs 30:18-19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.

Genesis 28:14 ESV / 34 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 4:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ESV / 33 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;

Ephesians 2:19 ESV / 32 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,

Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ...

Psalm 127:1-5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. 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.

Romans 8:37-39 ESV / 30 helpful votes

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark 10:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

John 15:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 13:34-35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to 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 8:34 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

Genesis 18:17-19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 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.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

Isaiah 49:15-16 ESV / 27 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.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 143:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Timothy 3:2-5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Proverbs 31:28-29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

Proverbs 12:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

2 Chronicles 20:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Meanwhile all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

1 John 4:18-19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.

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