Having brothers and sisters is one of the greatest blessings anyone can have. Not only are our siblings our lifelong friends, but they also play the role of our second set of parents aiding in our journey of growth.

However, while sibling relationships are great, like all other relationships, sometimes disagreement and rivalry can come in the way of sibling love and cause a rift between siblings. 

Bible verses about siblings.
Two young siblings.

So, how can we foster and protect our relationship with our siblings? The Bible tells us that love is the ultimate answer. It calls us to love our brothers and sisters as we love ourselves, to watch over our siblings’ backs, and to always correct our siblings with love whenever we see them making mistakes. 

We have compiled some insightful Bible verses that talk about siblings. These verses emphasize the importance of love, unity, forgiveness, and compassion in our relationships with our siblings and fellow believers in the midst of conflict and division.

List of Bible verses about siblings

Psalm 133:1

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” 

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1 John 4:20

“If 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.”

1 John 4:21

“And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” 

1 John 2:10

“Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.”

1 John 4:7

 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Leviticus 18:9

“Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.”

Leviticus 20:17

“If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.”

Deuteronomy 27:22

“‘Cursed be anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen.'”

Bible verses about siblings.
Bible verse from the book of 1 John 2:10.

Romans 12:10

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

1 Peter 3:8

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Matthew 19:19

“Honor your father and mother.”

Colossians 3:13

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Colossians 3:20

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”

Galatians 6:2

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

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Hebrews 10:24-25

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.”

1 Peter 4:8-11

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

Ephesians 4:2-3

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Proverbs 17:17

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

Hebrews 13:1

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.”

Philemon 1:20

“Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.” 

Matthew 18:15

“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.” 

Bible verses about siblings.
Bible verse from the book of 1 John 4:21.

Matthew 5:22

“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.”

Matthew 5:23-24

“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.”

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1 John 2:11

“But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”

1 John 3:15

“Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” 

Luke 17:3

“Take heed to yourselves: If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.” 

Galatians 5:13

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Proverbs 18:19

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.”

Matthew 12:48-50

“He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ Pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'”

Matthew 19:29

“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.”

Bible verses about siblings.
Bible verse from the book of Romans 12:10.

1 Corinthians 8:13

“Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.” 

Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, and forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

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John 1:40-42

“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.”

Romans 12:18

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Romans 13:8

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Luke 15:28-32

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 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.'”

Proverbs 11:29

“Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.”

Bible verses about siblings.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 133:1.

Proverbs 20:20

“If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.”

Acts 7:26

“The next day Moses came upon two Israelites who were fighting. He tried to reconcile them by saying, ‘Men, you are brothers; why do you want to hurt each other?'”

1 John 5:16

“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.”

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