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Want to know what the Bible says about Family? Here are 212 Bible verses about Family 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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Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Proverbs 22:6 NIV
Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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Colossians 3:20 NIV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
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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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1 Timothy 3:5 NIV
(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
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Genesis 2:24 NIV
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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Joshua 24:15 NIV
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
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Ephesians 3:14-15 NIV
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
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1 Timothy 3:4 NIV
He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
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Proverbs 6:20 NIV
My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
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Acts 16:31-34 NIV
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved —you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. 34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.
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Proverbs 15:20 NIV
A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.
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Proverbs 11:29 NIV
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise.
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1 Peter 3:1 NIV
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
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Genesis 18:19 NIV
For I have chosen him , so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”
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Proverbs 1:8 NIV
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
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1 John 4:19 NIV
We love because he first loved us.
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Proverbs 15:27 NIV
The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.
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1 Corinthians 11:3 NIV
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
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Malachi 2:16 NIV
“The man who hates and divorces his wife, ” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty.
So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
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