What Does the Bible Say About Brothers? 11 Great Verses


Proverbs 17:17

ESVA friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
KJVA friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
NASBA friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
NIVA friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
NLTA friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

1 Timothy 5:8

ESVBut 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.
KJVBut 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.
NASBBut if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NIVAnyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
NLTBut those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

Colossians 3:13

ESVBearing 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.
KJVForbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
NASBbearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
NIVBear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
NLTMake allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Proverbs 18:24

ESVA man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
KJVA man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
NASBA man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
NIVOne who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
NLTThere are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

Revelation 1:1

ESVThe revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
KJVThe Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
NASBThe Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,
NIVThe revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
NLTThis is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John,

Hebrews 13:1

ESVLet brotherly love continue.
KJVLet brotherly love continue.
NASBLet love of the brethren continue.
NIVKeep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
NLTKeep on loving each other as brothers and sisters.

1 John 4:20

ESVIf anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
KJVIf 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?
NASBIf someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
NIVWhoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
NLTIf someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?

John 14:6

ESVJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
KJVJesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
NASBJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
NIVJesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
NLTJesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

1 John 1:9

ESVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
KJVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NASBIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
NIVIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
NLTBut if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Ephesians 4:32

ESVBe kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
KJVAnd be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
NASBBe kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
NIVBe kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
NLTInstead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:28

ESVLet the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
KJVLet him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
NASBHe who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
NIVAnyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
NLTIf you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.

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