The Bible is full of verses about family unity, and they can be incredibly inspirational when you’re trying to encourage your family members to stick together and spend more time with each other.
From the beginning of the Bible to the end, you’ll find plenty of passages about how families are supposed to live together in peace and love, and that’s what we have here today
In this article, we’ll explore 50 of those verses and how you can apply them to your own life.
50 Bible Verses About Family Unity
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.
From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
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1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
1 Timothy 3:4
He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Bearing 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.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
1 Timothy 5:8
But 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.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
“Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”
“That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
“I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.”
“For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
My son, keep your father’s commandment and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Unfortunately, the Bible isn’t always clear on how to live with one another, but it does give us some great advice on how to maintain unity in the family.