Bible Verses about Family Love

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 12/28/2020
Bible Verses about Family Love

What does the Bible say about family love? Both the New and Old Testament teach the importance of family unity and love. God created the family unit as a source of growth, strength, and love. Through both challenging and joyful seasons, we can learn to love our family better.

May you find encouragement and inspiration from these Scriptures about family love. Let's pray: Dear God, we ask Your Holy Spirit to surround us with Your love. May we be filled to the brim with love, that it may overflow and we may share it with our families. Allow us to be instruments of Your blessings to them. How strong our bonds are with our families depends on You, Lord. Which is why we ask You to always be the center of our family relationships. Enable our families to be as a triple-braided cord that cannot easily be broken. Let Your Spirit fill our hearts so we can love each other just as Christ loves us. Amen."

Love is Patient, Love is Kind
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Your Daily Verse - 1 Corinthians 13:13
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
You Are Loved
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Husbands Love Wives
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Your Daily Verse - 1 Peter 4:8
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
John 15:13 - Greater Love
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
1 John 4:7 - Love One Another
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
19 We love because he first loved us.
Romans 12:10
10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Matthew 6:24
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Romans 5:8 - God Demonstrated His Love
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.
Colossians 3:14
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
18 “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,
19 honor your father and mother,’and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Luke 6:35
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.
30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.
33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love the Lord
37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Romans 8:39 - Nothing Can Separate Us
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Luke 6:35
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Romans 12:9
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Ephesians 4:2
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Love is...
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love One Another
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Psalm 103:17
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Your Daily Verse - Proverbs 17:17
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
2 “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob,
3 but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
18 “ ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
10 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.
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
I Love my Kids!
6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Psalm 133:1
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
Honor your father and mother!
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Colossians 3:13
13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—
My House
15 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.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.