As Christians, we are called to embrace the spirit of brotherhood in our lives. This spirit is all about standing together, providing support, and sharing life’s journey.

It goes beyond biological ties and extends to the shared bond we have as believers in Christ. Together, we form a community that encourages, uplifts and walks alongside each other in both times of joy and challenges.

Bible verses about brotherhood.
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The Bible beautifully illustrates the significance of brotherhood through various passages. It reminds us not to just show brotherly love for one another but to also correct our brothers and sisters whenever we see them falling.

Here are 50 beautiful Bible verses about brotherhood. May they ignite our hearts with a deep sense of camaraderie, motivating us to extend a helping hand, lend a listening ear, and share God’s love with our fellow believers. 

List of Bible verses about brotherhood

Proverbs 17:17

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

Proverbs 18:24

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

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Matthew 5:23-24

“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”

Matthew 12:49-50

“And stretching out his hand toward 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 18:15

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”

Matthew 18:21-22

“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.””

Mark 3:35

“For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

John 15:12

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Romans 12:10

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Romans 12:16

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.”

Romans 14:10

“Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.”

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 12:26

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”

Bible verses about brotherhood.
This is a Bible verse from the book of John 15:12.

Galatians 6:1

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”

Ephesians 4:32

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

Colossians 3:13

“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.”

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1 Thessalonians 4:9

“Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.”

Hebrews 13:1

“Let brotherly love continue.”

James 1:19-20

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

James 2:15-16

“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?”

1 Peter 1:22

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.”

1 John 2:9-10

“Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.”

1 John 3:14

“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.”

1 John 3:16

“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”

1 John 4:20-21

“If 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.”

1 John 5:16

“If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.”

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Genesis 13:8

“Then Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives.’”

Bible verses about brotherhood.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Matthew 18:15.

1 Samuel 18:1

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

1 Samuel 20:17

“And Jonathan made David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.”

Proverbs 27:10

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.”

Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Genesis 4:9

“Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’”

John 13:34-35

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Romans 14:13

“Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.”

1 Corinthians 16:20

“All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.”

Galatians 3:28

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Ephesians 2:19

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.”

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.”

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Philippians 2:1-2

“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”

Bible verses about brotherhood.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 18:24.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

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—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

James 4:11

“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. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.”

1 Peter 2:17

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

1 Peter 3:8-9

“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.”

1 John 4:7-8

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 4:11-12

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

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1 John 4:19-21

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

Bible verses about brotherhood.
This is a Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 17:17.

Psalm 133:1

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Romans 15:5-6

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”