30 Bible Verses About Family (ESV)

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  1. Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the..."
  2. Joshua 24:15 - "And if it is evil in..."
  3. Psalm 128:3 - "Your wife will be like a..."
  4. Genesis 2:24 - "Therefore a man shall leave his..."
  5. 1 Timothy 3:4 - "He must manage his own household..."
  6. Ephesians 3:14-15 - "For this reason I bow my..."
  7. Psalm 127:3-5 - "Behold, children are a heritage from..."
  8. 1 Peter 3:1 - "Likewise, wives, be subject to your..."
  9. Ephesians 5:21 - "submitting to one another out of..."
  10. Ephesians 6:4 - "Fathers, do not provoke your children..."
  11. 1 Timothy 5:8 - "But if anyone does not provide..."
  12. Ephesians 6:1-3 - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  13. Acts 16:31-34 - "And they said, "Believe in the..."
  14. Proverbs 6:20 - "My son, keep your father's commandment,..."
  15. Ephesians 5:25 - "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ..."
  16. Ephesians 5:33 - "However, let each one of you..."
  17. Exodus 20:12 - ""Honor your father and your mother,..."
  18. Colossians 3:19 - "Husbands, love your wives, and do..."
  19. Genesis 18:19 - "For I have chosen him, that..."
  20. Ephesians 6:1-2 - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  21. Proverbs 11:29 - "Whoever troubles his own household will..."
  22. Malachi 2:16 - ""For the man who hates and..."
  23. 1 Peter 3:7 - "Likewise, husbands, live with your wives..."
  24. Ephesians 6:1-4 - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  25. Ephesians 6:1 - "Children, obey your parents in the..."
  26. 1 Corinthians 13:13 - "So now faith, hope, and love..."
  27. Proverbs 15:17 - "Better is a dinner of herbs..."
  28. Proverbs 15:20 - "A wise son makes a glad..."
  29. 1 Corinthians 11:3 - "But I want you to understand..."
  30. Psalm 103:17 - "But the steadfast love of the..."

1. Proverbs 22:6

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

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2. Joshua 24:15

15 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."

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3. Psalm 128:3

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

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4. Genesis 2:24

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

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5. 1 Timothy 3:4

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

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6. Ephesians 3:14-15

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

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7. Psalm 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. 5 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.

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8. 1 Peter 3:1

1 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--

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9. Ephesians 5:21

21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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10. Ephesians 6:4

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

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11. 1 Timothy 5:8

8 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.

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12. Ephesians 6:1-3

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."

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13. Acts 16:31-34

31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 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. 34 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.

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14. Proverbs 6:20

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

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15. Ephesians 5:25

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

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16. Ephesians 5:33

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

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17. Exodus 20:12

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

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18. Colossians 3:19

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

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19. Genesis 18:19

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."

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20. Ephesians 6:1-2

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),

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21. Proverbs 11:29

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

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22. Malachi 2:16

16 "For the man who hates and divorces, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless."

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23. 1 Peter 3:7

7 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.

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24. Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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25. Ephesians 6:1

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

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26. 1 Corinthians 13:13

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

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27. Proverbs 15:17

17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

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28. Proverbs 15:20

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

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29. 1 Corinthians 11:3

3 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.

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30. Psalm 103:17

17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 128:3
  2. Psalm 127:3-5
  3. Psalm 103:17
  4. Genesis 2:24
  5. Genesis 18:19
  6. Exodus 20:12
  7. Joshua 24:15
  8. Proverbs 6:20
  9. Proverbs 11:29
  10. Proverbs 15:17
  11. Proverbs 15:20
  12. Proverbs 22:6
  13. Malachi 2:16
  14. Acts 16:31-34
  15. 1 Corinthians 11:3
  16. 1 Corinthians 13:13
  17. Ephesians 3:14-15
  18. Ephesians 5:21
  19. Ephesians 5:25
  20. Ephesians 5:33
  21. Ephesians 6:4
  22. Ephesians 6:1-3
  23. Ephesians 6:1-2
  24. Ephesians 6:1-4
  25. Ephesians 6:1
  26. Colossians 3:19
  27. 1 Timothy 3:4
  28. 1 Timothy 5:8
  29. 1 Peter 3:1
  30. 1 Peter 3:7

Psalm 128:3

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

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Psalm 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. 5 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.

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Psalm 103:17

17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,

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Genesis 2:24

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

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Genesis 18:19

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."

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Exodus 20:12

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

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Joshua 24:15

15 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."

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Proverbs 6:20

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

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Proverbs 11:29

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

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Proverbs 15:17

17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

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Proverbs 15:20

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

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Proverbs 22:6

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

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Malachi 2:16

16 "For the man who hates and divorces, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless."

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Acts 16:31-34

31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 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. 34 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.

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1 Corinthians 11:3

3 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.

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1 Corinthians 13:13

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

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Ephesians 3:14-15

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

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Ephesians 5:21

21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Ephesians 5:25

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

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Ephesians 5:33

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

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Ephesians 6:4

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

View on BibleGateway

Ephesians 6:1-3

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land."

View on BibleGateway

Ephesians 6:1-2

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise),

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Ephesians 6:1-4

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Ephesians 6:1

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

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Colossians 3:19

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

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1 Timothy 3:4

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

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1 Timothy 5:8

8 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.

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1 Peter 3:1

1 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--

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1 Peter 3:7

7 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.

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