Bible Verses About Family Love


1 Timothy 5:8

ESVBut if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
KJVBut if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
NASBBut if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NIVAnyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NLTBut those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
Bible verses about family

1 John 4:19

ESVWe love because he first loved us.
KJVWe love him, because he first loved us.
NASBWe love, because He first loved us.
NIVWe love because he first loved us.
NLTWe love each other because he loved us first.
Scripture about family

Exodus 20:12

ESV“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
KJVHonour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
NASB“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
NIV“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
NLT“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

“It is difficult to see how Christianity can have a positive effect on society if it cannot transform its own homes.” ~ John MacArthur

1 Corinthians 13:7

ESVLove bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
KJVBeareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
NASBbears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
NIVIt always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
NLTLove never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

“Every Christian family ought to be a little church, consecrated to Christ and wholly influenced and governed by His Laws.” ~ Jonathan Edwards

Proverbs 22:6

ESVTrain up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
KJVTrain up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
NASBTrain up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
NIVStart children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
NLTDirect your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

1 Corinthians 13:13

ESVSo now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
KJVAnd now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
NASBBut now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
NIVAnd now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
NLTThree things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Philippians 4:13

ESVI can do all things through him who strengthens me.
KJVI can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
NASBI can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
NIVI can do all this through him who gives me strength.
NLTFor I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

2 Corinthians 6:18

ESVAnd I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
KJVAnd will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
NASB“And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.
NIVAnd, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
NLTAnd I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”

Ephesians 5:28

ESVIn the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
KJVSo ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
NASBSo husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
NIVIn this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
NLTIn the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

Colossians 3:13

ESVBearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
KJVForbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
NASBbearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
NIVBear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
NLTMake allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Ephesians 5:33

ESVHowever, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
KJVNevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
NASBNevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
NIVHowever, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
NLTSo again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

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