Family – mentioned in the New Testament (KJV)


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Surprisingly only one verse is found in the New Testament (KJV).

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verse was given in the context of “Family”.

14. For this cause I bow my knees
unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians  3:15   Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16. That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;
17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,
18. May be able to comprehend
with all saints what  is the breadth,
and length,
and depth,
and height;
19. And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

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WordWeb meaning for “family”

Noun: family  fa-mu-lee

  1. A social unit living together
    “he moved his family to Virginia“;
    household, house, home, ménage
  2. Primary social group; parents and children
    “he wanted to have a good job before starting a family”;
    family unit
  3. A collection of things sharing a common attribute
    “there are two families of detergents“;
    class, category
  4. People descended from a common ancestor; used especially of the ancient clans of Ireland
    “his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower“;
    family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
  5. A person having kinship with another or others
    he’s family”;
    kin, kinsperson
  6. (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
    sharks belong to the fish family”
  7. A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    syndicate, crime syndicate, mob
  8. An association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    “the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family”;
    fellowship

Derived forms: families

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, ancestry, assemblage, association,
blood, blood line, bloodline, clan, collection, descent, flesh and blood,
gangdom, gangland, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, line, line of descent, lineage,
organised crime [Brit], organized crime, origin, parentage, pedigree, relation, relative, social unit,
stemma, stock, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, tribe, unit

Part of: order

Encyclopedia: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Family Family,
Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, friends and fools Family, friends, and fools

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

One Response to Family – mentioned in the New Testament (KJV)

  1. Reblogged this on Tech-Sci Manual Maker and commented:

    Once, only once ‘Family’ carefully mentioned in the New Testament.

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