bible verses about Family

Bible Verses About Family - Encouragement and Guidance

The Bible is a rich source of inspiration and guidance for building strong family relationships. Whether you are struggling with conflict, seeking to deepen your connections, or simply looking for encouragement, the Bible offers a wealth of wisdom on the topic of family life. From the importance of honoring parents to the value of forgiveness, our collection of Bible verses about family provides a roadmap for navigating the ups and downs of building a strong, healthy family. Whether you are looking to strengthen your marriage, build stronger bonds with your children, or simply grow closer to your extended family, turn to the Bible for inspiration and guidance on your journey.

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111 Bible Scriptures about Family

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Genesis, Chapter: 5, Verse: 22

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And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis, Chapter: 5, Verse: 32

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And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis, Chapter: 6, Verse: 10

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And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

Genesis, Chapter: 9, Verse: 25

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And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Genesis, Chapter: 16, Verse: 12

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And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Genesis, Chapter: 19, Verse: 38

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And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

Genesis, Chapter: 21, Verse: 9

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Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

Genesis, Chapter: 21, Verse: 10

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And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Genesis, Chapter: 24, Verse: 55

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And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 2

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And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 28

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Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

Genesis, Chapter: 26, Verse: 35

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And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

Genesis, Chapter: 27, Verse: 24

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And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 16

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And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 26

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And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 34

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And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 19

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And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 25

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Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 26

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And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 19

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And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 28

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And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 43

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And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

Genesis, Chapter: 34, Verse: 13

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And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

Genesis, Chapter: 36, Verse: 12

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These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

Genesis, Chapter: 37, Verse: 2

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And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Genesis, Chapter: 37, Verse: 10

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And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Genesis, Chapter: 37, Verse: 11

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And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

Genesis, Chapter: 37, Verse: 14

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Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.

Genesis, Chapter: 37, Verse: 27

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And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

Genesis, Chapter: 38, Verse: 29

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And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 13

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And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 36

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And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 38

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But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

Genesis, Chapter: 43, Verse: 5

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My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 19

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And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 20

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And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 22

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And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 23

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And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 29

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It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 31

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And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

Genesis, Chapter: 45, Verse: 13

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Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.

Genesis, Chapter: 45, Verse: 19

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And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

Genesis, Chapter: 45, Verse: 26

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His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

Genesis, Chapter: 46, Verse: 7

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These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

Genesis, Chapter: 46, Verse: 18

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The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

Genesis, Chapter: 46, Verse: 19

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And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

Genesis, Chapter: 46, Verse: 27

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And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

Genesis, Chapter: 47, Verse: 29

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And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

Genesis, Chapter: 50, Verse: 1

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My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

Genesis, Chapter: 50, Verse: 5

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But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,

Leviticus, Chapter: 21, Verse: 2

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If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.

Leviticus, Chapter: 25, Verse: 25

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And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.

Leviticus, Chapter: 25, Verse: 41

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After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:

Leviticus, Chapter: 25, Verse: 48

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And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

Numbers, Chapter: 1, Verse: 20

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And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

Numbers, Chapter: 14, Verse: 3

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So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

Numbers, Chapter: 16, Verse: 27

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And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.

Numbers, Chapter: 18, Verse: 2

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Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

Numbers, Chapter: 27, Verse: 4

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And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.

Numbers, Chapter: 27, Verse: 9

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And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

Numbers, Chapter: 27, Verse: 10

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If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

Numbers, Chapter: 30, Verse: 3

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Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:

Numbers, Chapter: 32, Verse: 26

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And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.

Numbers, Chapter: 36, Verse: 12

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There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.

Joshua, Chapter: 17, Verse: 2

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And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;)

Judges, Chapter: 9, Verse: 18

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And Gilead's wife bare him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.

Judges, Chapter: 11, Verse: 2

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And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.

Judges, Chapter: 13, Verse: 2

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And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Judges, Chapter: 17, Verse: 7

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And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his inheritance.

Judges, Chapter: 21, Verse: 24

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And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Ruth, Chapter: 2, Verse: 1

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And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.

Ruth, Chapter: 4, Verse: 4

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And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.

Ruth, Chapter: 4, Verse: 6

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Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

Ruth, Chapter: 4, Verse: 10

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And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Ruth, Chapter: 4, Verse: 17

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And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 8, Verse: 1

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David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 22, Verse: 1

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And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 5

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And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 4, Verse: 4

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But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel, Chapter: 19, Verse: 4

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And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

1 Kings, Chapter: 1, Verse: 6

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The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 1, Verse: 28

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And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 4, Verse: 27

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For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 5, Verse: 2

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And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 23, Verse: 22

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Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 26, Verse: 10

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My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.

Job, Chapter: 19, Verse: 17

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He had also seven sons and three daughters.

Job, Chapter: 42, Verse: 13

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After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Job, Chapter: 42, Verse: 16

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A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

Proverbs, Chapter: 17, Verse: 25

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He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Proverbs, Chapter: 19, Verse: 26

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Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Proverbs, Chapter: 23, Verse: 22

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There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Proverbs, Chapter: 30, Verse: 11

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What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 2

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And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 44, Verse: 25

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For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

Micah, Chapter: 7, Verse: 6

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And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

Zechariah, Chapter: 10, Verse: 9

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And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. {THE END OF THE PROPHETS.}

Malachi, Chapter: 4, Verse: 6

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For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Matthew, Chapter: 10, Verse: 35

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While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Matthew, Chapter: 12, Verse: 46

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Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

Matthew, Chapter: 12, Verse: 47

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And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 29

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Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

Mark, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

Luke, Chapter: 1, Verse: 24

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And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

Luke, Chapter: 1, Verse: 60

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And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Luke, Chapter: 2, Verse: 48

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And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

Luke, Chapter: 8, Verse: 20

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And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.

Luke, Chapter: 9, Verse: 38

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So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

John, Chapter: 4, Verse: 53

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Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

Acts, Chapter: 7, Verse: 14

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Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 12, Verse: 14

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