One of my favorite Bible verses about family is, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) So many of my choices are made with my family in mind. It’s important to us to raise our children in a godly way and to develop our family dynamics into something that pleases the Lord.
Family is Created by God
The family was created by God, but not all families are the same. Some may have just a mom, maybe just a dad, or maybe grandparents, as parents. Not one family is alike, but still all families can be strong Godly families as these Bible verses about family show us!
Our family brings us joy and happiness, especially when things are going great. But what about the times when there is tension between husband and wife, tension between parents and children? How do you raise a Godly family in our culture today? How do you bring back the joy in your household? How do you stay strong when things are falling apart?
These Bible verses about family are a good place to start! God has provided us with instruction on how to love and respect one another, how to communicate with each other in love, and how to have complete faith in Him.
He teaches us to build a relationship with our children from the beginning, to teach them the ways of the Lord. To pray with our wives and children, as well as pray for them. Keeping a family in prayer, spending quality time with one another, and knowing how to forgive all wrongs are some key points in scripture.
May these Bible verses about family give you a good starting point to dig in deeper, to build a stronger foundation of faith for you and your family. May God bless you and your family Abundantly!
Old Testament Verses
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
~ Proverbs 22:6
“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
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
~ Psalm 128:3
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.
~ Genesis 18:19
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
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
~ Proverbs 12:4
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
~ Proverbs 13:22
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
~ Psalm 103:17-18
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
~ Genesis 1:28
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
~ Proverbs 23:22
Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
~ Genesis 2:23
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
~ Proverbs 15:17
New Testament Verses
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
~ Colossians 3:20
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.
~ 1 Timothy 3:4
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
~ Ephesians 3:14-15
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
~ Ephesians 5:25
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
~ 1 Corinthians 11:3
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
~ Luke 6:31
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
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
A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
~ Acts 10:2
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
~ Ephesians 5:33
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