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21 Bible Verses about Family

You know what I value most in life? My family. Nothing in this world comes close to how much I love my husband, Winston, our kids and the rest of our extended family. And believe me, I know how easy it is to get wrapped up in our daily routines, responsibilities and worries (especially when it comes to money)—but sometimes we need to step back and refocus on what’s most important: each other. And what better way to do that than reading Bible verses on family?

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21 Bible Verses on Family

Anytime I need to take a beat and reconnect with my family or get some direction for parenting, I’ll turn to the Bible. After all, it’s the greatest book ever written with instructions for us in all areas of life—including our family relationships! Take a look at these 21 Bible verses on family (and don’t forget to save your favorite images to your phone as a screensaver).

1. Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)

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

Exodus 20:12 NKJV

2. Psalm 103:13 (NKJV)

“As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him.”

3. Psalm 127:3–5 (NKJV)

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has a quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

4. Proverbs 6:20 (NKJV)

“My son, keep your father’s command, And do not forsake the law of your mother.”

5. Proverbs 17:17 (NKJV)

“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 17:17

6. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

7. Matthew 7:11 (NKJV)

“If you then, being 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!”

8. Matthew 19:19 (NKJV)

“‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

9. Mark 3:25 (NKJV)

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

10. John 13:35 (NKJV)

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

11. John 15:12–13 (NKJV)

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

12. Ephesians 4:1–2 (NKJV)

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love . . .”

13. Ephesians 6:1–4 (NKJV)

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’ And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

14. Colossians 3:12–13 (NKJV)

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”

15. Colossians 3:18–21 (NKJV)

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”

16. Ephesians 5:25 (NKJV)

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her . . .”

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Ephesians 5:25 NKJV

17. 1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV)

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

1 Timothy 5:8 NKJV

18. Hebrews 10:24–25 (NKJV)

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

19. 1 Peter 4:8–9 (NKJV)

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins.’ Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.”

1 Peter 4:8-9 NKJV

20. 1 John 4:19 (NKJV)

“We love Him because He first loved us.”

21. 3 John 1:4 (NKJV)

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

Connect With Your Kids Today

Bible verses on family are wonderful reminders about what’s really important in life. No matter if you and your family are thriving and growing closer or if you’re experiencing a challenging season, it’s my hope that turning to God’s Word will give you peace and comfort in your family life. And if you’re looking for practical tips to grow closer with your kids (especially when it comes to teaching them about money), check out my book, Smart Money Smart Kids. You’ll learn practical strategies to raise money-smart kids in this debt-crazed world—and strengthen your relationships along the way.

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Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, financial expert, and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. Rachel writes and speaks on personal finances, budgeting, investing and money trends. As a co-host of The Ramsey Show, America’s second-largest talk radio show, Rachel reaches millions of weekly listeners with her personal finance advice. She has appeared on Good Morning America and Fox News and has been featured in publications such as Time, Real Simple and Women’s Health magazines. Through her shows, books, syndicated columns and speaking events, Rachel shares fun, practical ways to take control of your money and create a life you love. Learn More.

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