30 Bible Verses About Brothers (Explained)

The bond between brothers is one of companionship, camaraderie, and sometimes, conflict. Throughout the Bible, we find stories of brotherhood that exemplify loyalty, forgiveness, and mutual support. Join us as we journey through verses that celebrate the unique bond between brothers and offer timeless wisdom for nurturing strong and loving relationships among siblings.

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Bible Verses About Brothers

Genesis 4:8 – Cain and Abel

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Genesis 37:4 – Joseph and His Brothers

When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

Genesis 50:17 – Joseph Forgives His Brothers

“This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.” Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

Exodus 2:11 – Moses Kills an Egyptian

One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.

Exodus 4:13 – Moses’ Brother, Aaron

But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

Leviticus 19:17 – Rebuking a Brother

Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.

Deuteronomy 23:19 – Loans to Brothers

Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.

2 Samuel 1:26 – David and Jonathan

I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.

Proverbs 17:17 – A Friend Loves at All Times

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 18:24 – Closer Than a Brother

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two Are Better Than One

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 – Patiently Bearing with Each Other

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Isaiah 58:7 – Sharing Your Bread with the Hungry

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Lamentations 4:10 – Starving My Own Sons and Daughters

With their own hands, compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed.

Matthew 5:23-24 – Reconciling with Your Brother

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First, go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 7:3-5 – Removing the Plank from Your Own Eye

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Matthew 18:15 – Correcting a Brother

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

Luke 6:27 – Loving Your Enemies

“But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

Luke 6:41 – Hypocrisy with Your Brother

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

Luke 6:42 – Judging Your Brother

“How can you say, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke 15:32 – The Prodigal Son

But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

John 13:35 – Love for One Another

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

John 20:17 – Go to My Brothers

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Acts 1:14 – The Unity of the Believers

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Acts 2:42 – The Fellowship of the Believers

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 9:30 – Paul in Jerusalem

When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Acts 15:3 – The Gentiles and the Law

The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted.

Romans 12:10 – Honor One Another

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 14:10 – Judging One Another

You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.

Romans 15:7 – Accepting One Another

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

1 Corinthians 1:10 – No Divisions Among You

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 5:11 – Not Associating with the Immoral

But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

1 Corinthians 6:6 – Relating to Brothers

But instead, one brother goes to law against another—and this in front of unbelievers!

1 Timothy 5:8 – Providing for Relatives

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

James 2:15-16 – Neglecting the Needs of Brothers

Say a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

James 4:11 – Slander and Judging Brothers

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it.

1 John 2:9 – Hatred for a Brother

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

1 John 3:10 – The Children of God

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

1 John 3:16-17 – Action and Truth

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. 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?

1 John 4:20 – Loving God and Hating a Brother

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates a brother or sister, that person is a liar; for whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

1 Peter 2:17 – Love for the Family of Believers

Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

1 Peter 3:8-9 – Unity of Believers

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

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