33+ Bible Verses About Family

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Using Bible verses in any kind of communication is not only an effective way to give a positive message from the Word of God; it’s a way to get important points across that cannot possibly be argued. After all, we’re talking the Bible, the manual on everything, right?

Not only this, but it’s a nice way to emphasize certain things and situations, such as Bible verses about family. If you are having a family reunion, then consider including related pieces of scripture on any communications you send out whether you put the Bible verses about family on the invites or newsletters.

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Here are some Bible verses about family that would be great to use in various aspects of a family reunion.

Bible Verses About Being a Parent

Being a parent is perhaps the greatest blessing in life. The Bible has a lot to say in regards to being a parent, from being a provider, to everyday expected tasks, to rearing children and instilling good morals. Here are a few for the parents!

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Genesis 28:14

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. (I absolutely love this one for a family reunion!)

Proverbs 22:6

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

Proverbs 31:15

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

Psalm 127:3-5

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Without good parenting and the Bible reminding us how to do our jobs in His light, this world would be a terrible place! Raising children is by far the hardest and most important job given to us as human beings, which is why it’s not surprising that the Bible speaks so deeply about it. Moving on…

Bible Verses About Wives and Mothers

The Bible has a lot to say about strong women. Let’s be honest here, any woman who is a mother knows just how strong women have to be to get through each day! Below are some scriptures regarding God’s view on women and their role in family.

Psalm 128:3

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

Proverbs 31:28-30

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:10

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Proverbs 31:17

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

Proverbs 31:25

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Proverbs 31:26

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:31

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


Bible Verses About Husbands and Fathers

Husbands play an important role in the family and the Bible holds husbands and fathers to very high standards. Here are some bible verses regarding husbands and fathers.

Proverbs 23:24

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Ephesians 5:25

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

Colossians 3:19

Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

Genesis 2:24

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh

Proverbs 5:18

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 19:14

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 20:7

The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

Ephesians 5:33

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.


Bible Verses About Children

The Bible says we are to raise our children in the teachings of the Lord, instill important morals and discipline them. All of this should make it so that children grow up to be good, responsible Christians.

One of the things that is most stressed towards children in the Bible is respect for their parents. You would think that this is a given in life as parents are the ones who birthed us, raised us, and would give the shirts off their backs to us if it ever came down to it, so again, kudos to parents for being awesome. Now let’s see what the bible has to say towards children:

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord, your God is giving you.

Matthew 15:4

For God said, “Honor your father and mother” and “Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.”

Proverbs 1:8

Listen, my son, to your father’s instructions and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Teaching children the importance of honoring their parents is very crucial as someday, they may experience the blessings of children and need to teach the same!

Bible Verses About Family as a Whole

Now that we have broken down some Bible verses about parents and children, it’s time to look at the family as a whole. The Bible discusses a lot about family values and about taking care of the family altogether. What would life be like without a close-knit family? Rather bland, if you ask me!

Let’s explore a few Bible verses about family as a whole:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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. (every family member has duties to tend to, and there’s a right time for everything! All in God’s time.)

1 Timothy 5:8

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. (We must help our family and provide for our household!)

Psalm 115:13-14

He will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great. May the Lord give you increase, you and your children!

Not only does the Bible have a lot to say about family, but it is in our Christian duties to attend church together or at least practice prayer and study the Bible. Saying grace before dinner and a bedtime prayer are both great ways to start the kids off young in the family teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Family Love

Love is a very important and needed emotion in life, especially when it comes to your family! When we are born, family is the first thing we usually learn to love, and where we learn the meaning of love from. As we grow older and study the Bible more, we learn that we are to love God first, and family is only second to God.

Just what does the Bible have to say about love? Let’s see:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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. (Perhaps the most famous Bible verse about what love really is…)

1 Corinthians 13:13

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

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Mark 10:9

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

Psalm 133:1

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Ephesians 5:21

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Psalm 68:6

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I absolutely adore the powerful message of John 4:19, for without his love, love would cease to exist! Love your family and never forget where such an outpouring of love comes from.

The Bible certainly has a lot to say about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to family, but all in all, it’s the truth!

Laura is the force behind Gathered Again, transforming family gatherings into unforgettable memories with expert tips and a heart full of passion. Join her mission to celebrate the magic of family connections, one event at a time.

22 thoughts on “33+ Bible Verses About Family”

  1. hie, can you post a verse that talks of family unity as a whole, on there I mean relatives loving, cousin brothers, cousin sisters, nephews, nieces, Infact the whole hereditary Love, togetherness, oneness and family unity.

  2. I noticed that you had more than one verse about children honoring and obeying, but I didn’t see Ephesians 6:4, which is equally important because it serves as a reminder that parents are not above being wrong. “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (KJV) or “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”(NLT). I’m a parent, but I am commenting as an adult child of a mother who would intentionally cause conflict with her children so she could 1) scream at the top of her lungs, “The Bible says you have to honor me!” and 2) beat us with a leather belt until we were on the floor in the fetal position.
    It is important to teach children to behave bc and to listen to and obey their parents, but that teaching should include the verses on parenting that will not only serve to remind the parent to check their motives, but will also show the child that God DOES consider them and their feelings and humanity, that He understands sometimes parents are unreasonable too.

  3. Hi Hillary,

    I was unable to find something this specific, but if you happen upon any that fulfill your criteria, I warmly welcome you to share them in the comments for others to benefit from. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Have a lovely day!

  4. Hello Beth,

    Firstly, thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful comment! I’m sorry to hear what you went through. I think you’ve made an absolutely wonderful suggestion and I hope you can forgive me for the oversight. This is a perfect bible verse suggestion and I’ve included it. It may take a little while for everything to update, but it should be reflected in the near future if not immediately. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and I hope this addition helps others as they seek more guidance for their lives, families and parenting skills. Have a wonderful remainder to your day.

  5. Many thanks for putting this together! As many families lack traditional guidance, this is invaluable to have in one place! I know God placed this on your heart and you were obedient because “we” needed it. Inspired and deeply grateful for this find to share! In His love. Thank you!

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