30 Bible Verses About Siblings (Explained)

Siblings share a unique bond of kinship and companionship, shaping each other’s lives in profound ways. Throughout the Bible, we find stories of sibling relationships that exemplify love, rivalry, and reconciliation. Join us as we journey through verses that celebrate the complexities and blessings of siblinghood, inspiring us to cherish and nurture the bonds of family with grace and compassion.

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Bible Verses About Siblings

Genesis 4:9 – Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Genesis 25:23 – Two Nations in Your Womb

And the LORD said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.”

Genesis 37:4 – His Brothers Hated Him

But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.

Exodus 2:11 – Moses and His Sibling

Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens.

Leviticus 19:17 – You Shall Not Hate Your Brother

You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor and not bear sin because of him.

Numbers 20:14 – Moses Sent Messengers to His Brother

Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom. “Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the hardship that has befallen us.

Deuteronomy 1:16 – Hear Your Brethren and Judge Righteously

“Then I commanded your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the stranger who is with him.'”

Deuteronomy 13:6 – Your Brother, Your Son

“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers'”

Deuteronomy 15:2 – The Debtor’s Brother

“And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the LORD’s release.”

Deuteronomy 22:1 – You Shall Not See Your Brother’s Ox

“You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother.”

Joshua 24:14 – Serve the LORD in Sincerity and Truth

“Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!”

Judges 9:4 – Seventy Sons of Jerubbaal – Gideon

So they gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith, with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless men, and they followed him.

Judges 11:3 – Jephthah, the Mighty Man of Valor

“When Jephthah fled from his brothers, he dwelt in the land of Tob; and worthless men banded together with Jephthah and went out raiding with him.”

Ruth 2:1 – Ruth Gleaned in the Field

There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.

1 Samuel 20:32 – At the Words of David

“And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said to him, ‘Why should he be killed? What has he done?'”

1 Samuel 20:41 – They Kissed One Another

“So when the lad had gone, David arose from a place toward the south, fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another; and they wept together, but David more so.”

1 Samuel 23:18 – You Remain with Me

“Then they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.”

2 Samuel 13:22 – Absalom Never Spoke Good or Bad

And Absalom spoke to his brother Amnon neither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 19:12 – Shall We Not Inherit the King’s Property?

You are my bone and flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?’

1 Kings 9:13 – The King Sent for Hiram’s Servants

So he said, “What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?” And he called them the land of Cabul to this day.

1 Kings 12:6 – Speak Kindly to Them

Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, “How do you advise me to answer these people?”

2 Kings 10:13 – The Brothers of Ahaziah

And Jehu found the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and he said, “Who are you?” So they answered, “We are the brothers of Ahaziah; we have come down to greet the sons of the king and the sons of the queen mother.”

2 Chronicles 28:8 – The Philistines Captive to Damascus

And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

Job 42:11 – They Comforted Him

Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him.

Psalm 133:1 – Behold, How Good and How Pleasant

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

Proverbs 6:19 – A False Witness That Speaks Lies

A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 9:10 – The Beginning of Wisdom

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Proverbs 17:17 – A Friend Loves At All Times

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

Proverbs 18:24 – There is a Friend

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:10 – Better Is a Neighbor Nearby

Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 – A Happy Heart is Good Medicine

“Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.”

Isaiah 30:15 – In Returning and Rest

For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

Jeremiah 9:4 – Let Everyone Beware

“Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and do not trust any brother; for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanderers.”

Jeremiah 19:7 – The Days Are Coming

“And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hands of those who seek their lives; their corpses I will give as meat for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth.”

Zechariah 7:9 – Administer True Justice

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother.'”

Matthew 5:22 – Anger Without Cause

But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.

Matthew 18:21 – Forgive Not Seven Times

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Matthew 23:8 – One is Your Teacher, the Christ

But you, do not be called “Rabbi”; for one is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.

Mark 10:29 – No One Who Has Left House

So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s.”

Luke 10:29 – Who Is My Neighbor?

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 17:3 – If He Sins Against You Seven Times

So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”

John 11:32 – See How He Loved Him!

Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”

John 20:17 – Go to My Brethren

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'”

Acts 1:14 – All Continued with One Accord

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 3:17 – I Know That You Did It in Ignorance

“Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers.”

Acts 7:13 – Sent Joseph and Called His Father Jacob

And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family became known to the Pharaoh.

Acts 9:30 – The Brethren Brought Him Down to Caesarea

When he learned that the Jews plotted to kill him, Saul’s followers took him to Caesarea and then sent him off to Tarsus.

Romans 12:10 – Outdo One Another in Showing Honor

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.

1 Corinthians 6:6 – Brother Goes to Law Against Brother

But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!

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