100 Bible Verses about Providing For Family

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 240 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 / 45 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 43 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 / 39 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 35 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 Peter 3:7 ESV / 29 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.

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 27 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.”

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 6:1-2 ESV / 26 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),

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 25 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 5:25 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 3:14-15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

We love because he first loved us.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 19 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.

Galatians 3:28 ESV / 19 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 18 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 6:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.”

Deuteronomy 14:26 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Acts 16:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 16 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 Timothy 3:2-5 ESV / 15 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?

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 15 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.

Acts 16:31-34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

Luke 12:53 ESV / 14 helpful votes

They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 14 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.

1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:17 ESV / 13 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,

Psalm 103:17-18 ESV / 13 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.

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

Romans 2:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works:

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 11 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.

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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!

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Genesis 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Romans 2:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Matthew 5:17-19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Joel 2:1-32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people; their like has never been before, nor will be again after them through the years of all generations. Fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses they run. As with the rumbling of chariots, they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a powerful army drawn up for battle. ...

Proverbs 24:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Psalm 73:3-5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek. They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind.

Job 18:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Indeed, the light of the wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire does not shine.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 9 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 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

1 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.

1 Timothy 3:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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?

1 Timothy 3:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Ephesians 5:28-29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Romans 2:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Psalm 81:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 34:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Job 12:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.

2 Chronicles 6:36 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near,

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 8 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.

James 5:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

1 Timothy 6:15-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 3:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

Ephesians 2:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Ephesians 1:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Ephesians 1:3-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 8 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.

Galatians 4:4-7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 8 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.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ...

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 8:22-23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Romans 8:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Romans 8:15 ESV / 8 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!”

Romans 7:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Romans 3:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

John 1:28-29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

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