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Want to know what the Bible says about Brothers? Here are 43 Bible verses about Brothers from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
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1 John 3:15 NIV
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
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Hebrews 13:1 NIV
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
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1 John 4:20 NIV
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
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Proverbs 18:24 NIV
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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1 Peter 1:22 NIV
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
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Hebrews 2:11 NIV
Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
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Matthew 18:35 NIV
“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”
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John 13:34-35 NIV
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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Matthew 25:40 NIV
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Matthew 12:50 NIV
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
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2 Samuel 1:26 NIV
I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother;
    you were very dear to me.
Your love for me was wonderful,
    more wonderful than that of women.
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Proverbs 27:10 NIV
Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
    and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—
    better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.
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Jeremiah 34:9 NIV
Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage.
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Leviticus 19:17 NIV
“‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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Romans 12:10 NIV
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
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Song of Solomon 8:1 NIV
If only you were to me like a brother,
    who was nursed at my mother’s breasts!
Then, if I found you outside,
    I would kiss you,
    and no one would despise me.
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1 Corinthians 7:12 NIV
To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.
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