The Bible includes some bitter sibling rivalries, such as the one that led Cain to murder his brother Abel. Then there are other siblings in Scripture that were loyal friends. Here are 15 great Bible verses about siblings.
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Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.”
- Genesis 12:13
Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.
- 1 Corinthians 8:13
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
- Matthew 18:15
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
- Psalm 133:1
And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
- 1 Samuel 20:17
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
- 1 Peter 3:8
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
- Romans 12:10
Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the LORD against you, and you be guilty of sin.
- Deuteronomy 15:9
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
- 1 Samuel
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
- Hebrews 13:1-2
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
- Luke 14:26
But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
- 1 Corinthians 7:15
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
- Romans 14:13
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
- Proverbs 18:24
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Proverbs 17:17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
- James 2:14-17
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