The Best Bible Verses about Family

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018

Many find the most strength in God and in their families, and bible verses about family help serve as a reminder of that strength. So if you’re looking for scripture to add to your daily prayer, use for your Catholic Christmas cards, to highlight on a customized canvas print, or even just to give as a loving reminder to a family member, you’ll find a collection of family centered bible verses here.

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Bible Verse About Family Strength

Are you looking for extra support and encouragement in a time of struggle? Or maybe you just want a powerful verse for your next Christmas card. Either way, consider the follow bible verses about family’s strength, unity, and love. You might also want to consider our resource on general family quotes and sayings.

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Bible Verses About Family Unity

  • “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12
  • “Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” – Colossians 3:13
  • “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1
  • “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.” – Psalm 127:3-5

Bible Verses About Family Love

  • “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25
  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” – Romans 12:9
  • “We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19  
  • “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Family Prayer Quotes

The following bible quotes center around peace within families and difficult during times of loss. For that reason, they make perfect additions to family prayer. Find them below:

Prayer For Peace In The Family

  • “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” – Luke 6:31
  • “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” – Romans 12:18
  • “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.” – Acts 16:31-34
  • “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” – Matthew 6:9-13
  • “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15

Bible Verses About Missing Someone

  • “The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another’s sight.” – Genesis 31:49
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
  • “The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope. Good people suffer many troubles, but the Lord saves them from them all.” – Psalm 34:18-19
  • “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” – John 16:22

Bible Verse About Death Of A Family Member

  • “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.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
  • “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” – Isaiah 66:13
  • “You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” – Psalm 10:17
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

General Scripture About Family

The following bible verses about family are for both the family we are born into as well as friends we’ve made into family. These are perfect for blended families, close friends, and anything in between. But if you’re still looking for more family-based scripture, consider reading our piece on inspiring Bible verses about marriage.

Bible Verses About Family And Friends

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  • “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.” – Genesis 28:14
  • “So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” – Romans 12:5
  • “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.” – Romans 12:17
  • “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” – Colossians 3:21
  • “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17

Religious Quotes About Family

These religious quotes are short, sweet, and simple. They help to both strengthen the ties of family while also cementing your bond to God. Find them below:

Family Strength Quotes and Short Bible Verses About Family

  • “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25
  • “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
  • “Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 19:19
  • “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” – Proverbs 17:6
  • “My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.” – Proverbs 23:15
  • “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” –Mark 10:9

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Additional Bible Verse Resources

If you liked this resource but you’re still looking for more bible verses for a special purpose, or if you just want to find more resources for the future, look no further. We also have the following guides for bible verses and scripture: