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131 Bible Verses About Family and Friends

Here are 131 Bible verses about family and friends from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 18:24 KJV

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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Proverbs 17:17 KJV

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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John 15:12-13 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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Psalms 133:1 KJV

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

But 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.

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Galatians 6:10 KJV

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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Romans 12:10 KJV

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

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Matthew 12:48-50 KJV

But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

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Psalms 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Proverbs 27:10 KJV

Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

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Proverbs 27:17 KJV

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Joshua 24:15 KJV

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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Psalms 34:3 KJV

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

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Proverbs 27:6 KJV

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

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Ephesians 6:4 KJV

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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Proverbs 12:26 KJV

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

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Proverbs 4:6 KJV

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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1 Timothy 3:5 KJV

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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Genesis 2:24 KJV

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

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Colossians 3:12-14 KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

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James 4:4 KJV

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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Proverbs 15:27 KJV

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

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Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

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Ephesians 6:1-2 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

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Colossians 3:13 KJV

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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Proverbs 6:20 KJV

My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

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Ephesians 5:25 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

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Ephesians 2:19 KJV

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

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Psalms 127:3 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

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Psalms 103:17-18 KJV

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

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2 Kings 2:2 KJV

And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

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John 15:13 KJV

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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Luke 6:31 KJV

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

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1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

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Proverbs 15:20 KJV

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

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Galatians 6:2 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV

Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

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Job 2:11 KJV

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

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John 15:12-15 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

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Proverbs 11:29 KJV

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

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Ephesians 5:33 KJV

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

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1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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1 John 4:20 KJV

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

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John 15:15 KJV

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

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Proverbs 24:5 KJV

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

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Ephesians 3:14-15 KJV

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

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Proverbs 27:9 KJV

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

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1 Samuel 18:1-3 KJV

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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Ephesians 5:22-33 KJV

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

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Proverbs 23:24 KJV

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

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Isaiah 49:15-16 KJV

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

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Proverbs 31:15 KJV

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

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Proverbs 19:20 KJV

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

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1 John 4:19 KJV

We love him, because he first loved us.

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Proverbs 17:6 KJV

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

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Matthew 15:4 KJV

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

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Luke 11:13 KJV

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

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Deuteronomy 6:6-7 KJV

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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Genesis 1:28 KJV

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

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1 John 3:2-3 KJV

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

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Acts 16:31 KJV

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

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Proverbs 1:8 KJV

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

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1 Kings 8:57 KJV

The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:

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Zechariah 13:6 KJV

And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

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Proverbs 12:7 KJV

The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

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2 Samuel 3:8 KJV

Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a dog’s head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

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Genesis 28:14 KJV

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

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Ruth 1:16-17 KJV

And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

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Psalms 68:6 KJV

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

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1 John 4:7 KJV

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

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Psalms 103:17 KJV

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 31:15-17 KJV

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

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Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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Matthew 19:18-19 KJV

He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Psalms 55:12-14 KJV

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

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1 Corinthians 15:33-34 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

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Proverbs 23:15 KJV

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

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Psalms 41:9 KJV

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

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Matthew 10:37 KJV

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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Jeremiah 20:6 KJV

And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

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Luke 14:26 KJV

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

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Jeremiah 9:4 KJV

Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

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Luke 14:12 KJV

Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

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Ecclesiastes 4:8 KJV

There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

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Matthew 19:29 KJV

And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

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John 15:14 KJV

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

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Luke 1:61 KJV

And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

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Proverbs 19:7 KJV

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

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Psalms 122:8 KJV

For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

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Nehemiah 4:14 KJV

And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

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Mark 5:19 KJV

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

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Psalms 38:11 KJV

My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

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Job 42:1 KJV

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Luke 8:39 KJV

Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

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Luke 18:29 KJV

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,

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1 Kings 16:11 KJV

And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

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Luke 21:16 KJV

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

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Psalms 69:8 KJV

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.

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2 Samuel 9:1 KJV

And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

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Matthew 5:47 KJV

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

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Job 19:14 KJV

My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

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Job 42:10 KJV

And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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Proverbs 14:20 KJV

The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

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Proverbs 7:4 KJV

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

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Matthew 10:36 KJV

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

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Luke 8:21 KJV

And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

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Mark 3:21 KJV

And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

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Proverbs 19:4 KJV

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

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Job 32:3 KJV

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

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Micah 7:5 KJV

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

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Job 19:13 KJV

He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

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Jeremiah 12:6 KJV

For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

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Psalms 55:13 KJV

But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

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Psalms 27:10 KJV

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

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Luke 9:61 KJV

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

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