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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Brother

The Hebrew word is used in various senses in the Old Testament, as,

  1. Any kinsman, and not a mere brother; e.g. nephew, (Genesis 13:8; 14:16) husband, (Solomon 4:9)
  2. One of the same tribe. (2 Samuel 19:13)
  3. Of the same people, (Exodus 2:11) or even of a cognate people. (Numbers 20:14)
  4. An ally. (Amos 1:9)
  5. Any friend, (Job 5:15)
  6. One of the same office. (1 Kings 9:13)
  7. A fellow man. (Leviticus 19:17)
  8. Metaphorically of any similarity, as in (Job 30:19) The word adelphos has a similar range of meanings in the New Testament.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Brother

Signifies in Scripture the son of the same parent or parents, Matthew 1:2 Luke 6:14; a cousin or near kinsman, Genesis 13:8 14:16 John 7:3 Acts 1:14; one of the same stock or country, Matthew 5:47 Acts 3:22 Hebrews 7:5; a fellow-man, and equal, Matthew 5:23 7:3; one beloved, 2 Samuel 1:26; Christians, as sons of God, Acts 9:30 11:29. In Matthew 12:46-50 13:55,56 Mark 3:31-35, the brothers of Christ are so mentioned, in connection with his mother and sisters, as almost to require us to believe they were children of Joseph and Mary, younger than Jesus. Yet this is not quite certain, as it may be that the James, Joses, and Judas in Matthew 13:55, are the nephews of Christ alluded to in Matthew 27:56 Luke 6:15,16 John 19:25; Cleophas and Alphaeus being probably the same.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) In the natural and common sense (Matthew 1:2; Luke 3:1, 19).

(2.) A near relation, a cousin (Genesis 13:8; 14:16; Matthew 12:46; John 7:3; Acts 1:14; Galatians 1:19).

(3.) Simply a fellow-countryman (Matthew 5:47; Acts 3:22; Hebrews 7:5).

(4.) A disciple or follower (Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:11, 12).

(5.) One of the same faith (Amos 1:9; Acts 9:30; 11:29; 1 Corinthians 5:11); whence the early disciples of our Lord were known to each other as brethren.

(6.) A colleague in office (Ezra 3:2; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1).

(7.) A fellow-man (Genesis 9:5; 19:7; Matthew 5:22, 23, 24; 7:5; Hebrews 2:17).

(8.) One beloved or closely united with another in affection (2 Samuel 1:26; Acts 6:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:1). Brethren of Jesus (Matthew 1:25; 12:46, 50: Mark 3:31, 32; Galatians 1:19; 1 Corinthians 9:5, etc.) were probably the younger children of Joseph and Mary. Some have supposed that they may have been the children of Joseph by a former marriage, and others that they were the children of Mary, the Virgin's sister, and wife of Cleophas. The first interpretation, however, is the most natural.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.

2. (n.) One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.

3. (n.) One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.

4. (v. t.) To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROTHER

bruth'-er ('ach; adelphos = kin by birth, from the same parents or parent): Used extensively in both Old Testament and New Testament of other relations and relationships, and expanding under Christ's teaching to include the universal brotherhood of man. Chiefly employed in the natural sense, as of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:8); of Joseph and his brethren (Genesis 42:3); of Peter and Andrew, of James and John (Matthew 10:2). Of other relationships:

(1) Abram's nephew, Lot, is termed "brother" (Genesis 14:14);

(2) Moses' fellow-countrymen are "brethren" (Exodus 2:11 Acts 3:22; compare Hebrews 7:5);

(3) a member of the same tribe (2 Samuel 19:12);

(4) an ally (Amos 1:9), or an allied or cognate people (Numbers 20:14);

(5) used of common discipleship or the kinship of humanity (Matthew 23:8);

(6) of moral likeness or kinship (Proverbs 18:9);

(7) of friends (Job 6:15);

(8) an equal in rank or office (1 Kings 9:13);

(9) one of the same faith (Acts 11:29 1 Corinthians 5:11);

(10) a favorite oriental metaphor used to express likeness or similarity (Job 30:29, "I am a brother to jackals");

(11) a fellow-priest or office-bearer (Ezra 3:2); Paul called Sosthenes "brother" (1 Corinthians 1:1) and Timothy his spiritual son and associate (2 Corinthians 1:1);

(12) a brother-man, any member of the human family (Matthew 7:3-5 Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 8:11 1 John 2:9; 1 John 4:20);

(13) signifies spiritual kinship (Matthew 12:50);

(14) a term adopted by the early disciples and Christians to express their fraternal love for each other in Christ, and universally adopted as the language of love and brotherhood in His kingdom in all subsequent time (2 Peter 3:15 Colossians 4:7, 9, 15).

The growing conception of mankind as a brotherhood is the outcome of this Christian view of believers as a household, a family (Ephesians 2:19; Ephesians 3:15; compare Acts 17:26). Jesus has made "neighbor" equivalent to "brother," and the sense of fraternal affection and obligation essential to vital Christianity, and coextensive with the world. The rabbis distinguished between "brother" and "neighbor," applying "brother" to Israelites by blood, "neighbor" to proselytes, but allowing neither title to the Gentiles. Christ and the apostles gave the name "brother" to all Christians, and "neighbor" to all the world (1 Corinthians 5:11 Luke 10:29). The missionary passion and aggressiveness of the Christian church is the natural product of this Christian conception of man's true relation to man.

See also FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS.

Dwight M. Pratt

HUSBAND'S BROTHER

(yabham, "brother-in-law"; epigambreuo; Late Latin levir): He was required (Deuteronomy 25:5-10 Matthew 22:24) "to perform the duty of a husband's brother" (yibbemah); that is, if his brother, living with him on the paternal estate, died without male issue, he should take the widow to wife, and "raise up seed unto his brother," the firstborn of the new marriage inheriting the deceased brother's estate. Refusal of the duty was possible, but entailed public ceremonial disgrace and lasting reproach. This provision for a specific case modified the general law which forbade the marriage of a sister-in-law (Leviticus 18:16, 18). It was a patriarchal custom (Genesis 38; Judah and Tamar), and is alluded to in Ruth 1:11-13. A related custom is found in Ruth 4:1, Boaz playing; however, the part, not of levir ("brother-in-law"), but of go`el ("redeemer"). It was at least theoretically in force in our Lord's time (Matthew 22:23-28; the question of the Sadducees concerning the resurrection). For the origin and object of this custom see FAMILY; MARRIAGE.

Philip Wendell Crannell

FATHERS' BROTHER

See RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY.

JUDAS, THE LORD'S BROTHER

See JUDE.

Greek
80. adelphos -- a brother
... a brother. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: adelphos Phonetic Spelling:
(ad-el-fos') Short Definition: a brother Definition: a brother, member ...
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5569. pseudadelphos -- a false brother
... a false brother. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: pseudadelphos
Phonetic Spelling: (psyoo-dad'-el-fos) Short Definition: a false brother ...
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4939. suntrophos -- one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an ...
... one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an intimate friend. Part of Speech:
Adjective Transliteration: suntrophos Phonetic Spelling: (soon'-trof-os) Short ...
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2. Aaron -- Aaron, the brother of Moses
... Aaron, the brother of Moses. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Aaron Phonetic Spelling: (ah-ar-ohn') Short Definition: Aaron Definition ...
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5361. philadelphos -- loving one's brother
... loving one's brother. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: philadelphos Phonetic
Spelling: (fil-ad'-el-fos) Short Definition: loving the brethren ...
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1918. epigambreuo -- to marry
... marry. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epigambreuo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-gam-bryoo'-o) Short Definition: I marry a deceased brother's wife Definition ...
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2385. Iakobos -- James, the name of several Israelites
... Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ak'-o-bos) Short Definition: James Definition: James, (a)
the Small, son of Alphaeus, and one of the Twelve, (b) half-brother of Jesus ...
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5376. Philippos -- "horse-loving," Philip, two sons of Herod the ...
... Definition: Philip Definition: Philip, (a) one of the twelve apostles of Jesus,
(b) tetrarch of the Ituraean and Trachonitic region, half-brother of Herod ...
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2890. Kouartos -- Quartus, a Christian at Rome
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Kouartos Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-ar-tos) Short
Definition: Quartus Definition: Quartus, a Christian, brother of Erastus the ...
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4504. Rhouphos -- "red," Rufus, a Christian at Rome
... Phonetic Spelling: (hroo'-fos) Short Definition: Rufus Definition: Rufus, a Christian
man in Rome, probably to be identified with the brother of Alexander and ...
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Strong's Hebrew
251. ach -- a brother
... 250, 251. ach. 252 . a brother. Transliteration: ach Phonetic Spelling:
(awkh) Short Definition: brother. Word Origin from an unused ...
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2992. yabam -- to perform the duty of a husband's brother
... 2991, 2992. yabam. 2993 . to perform the duty of a husband's brother.
Transliteration: yabam Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-bam') Short Definition: brother. ...
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2993. yabam -- husband's brother
... 2992, 2993. yabam. 2994 . husband's brother. Transliteration: yabam Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-bawm') Short Definition: brother. Word ...
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252. ach -- a brother
... 251, 252. ach. 253 . a brother. Transliteration: ach Phonetic Spelling: (akh)
Short Definition: brothers. ... brother. (Aramaic) corresponding to 'ach -- brother ...
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256. Achab -- "father's brother," a king of Isr., also a false ...
... 255, 256. Achab. 257 . "father's brother," a king of Isr., also a false prophet.
Transliteration: Achab Phonetic Spelling: (akh-awb') Short Definition: Ahab ...
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300. Achishachar -- "brother of (the) dawn," a Benjamite
... Achishachar. 301 . "brother of (the) dawn," a Benjamite. Transliteration: Achishachar
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-shakh'-ar) Short Definition: Ahishahar. ...
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285. Achitub -- "my brother is goodness," two Israelites
... 284, 285. Achitub. 286 . "my brother is goodness," two Israelites. Transliteration:
Achitub Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-toob') Short Definition: Ahitub. ...
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292. Achinadab -- "my brother is noble," an official of Solomon
... Achinadab. 293 . "my brother is noble," an official of Solomon. Transliteration:
Achinadab Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-naw-dawb') Short Definition: Ahinadab. ...
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294. Achisamak -- "my brother has supported," an Israelite
... Achisamak. 295 . "my brother has supported," an Israelite. Transliteration: Achisamak
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-saw-mawk') Short Definition: Ahisamach. ...
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288. Achimelek -- "brother of a king," an Israelite name, also a ...
... "brother of a king," an Israelite name, also a Hittite name. Transliteration: Achimelek
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ee-meh'-lek) Short Definition: Ahimelech. ...
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Library

Our Brother.
... The Jordan: The Decisive Start Our Brother. Through the ... Jesus was stepping
down into the ranks of man as His Brother. The kingdom ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks about jesus/our brother.htm

The Sinning Brother.
... Book XIII. 30. The Sinning Brother. "If thy brother sin against thee, go,
shew him his fault between thee and him alone. [6016] " He ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/30 the sinning brother.htm

Quartus a Brother
... ROMANS QUARTUS A BROTHER. 'Quartus a brother.'"Romans 16:23. ... It is easy
for us to make a little picture of this brother Quartus. ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/quartus a brother.htm

The Mystery of the Lost Brother
... THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST BROTHER. ... The man who rules in that land said to us, 'You
shall not see my face, unless your youngest brother be with you'.". ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the mystery of the lost.htm

Of the Holy Brother James of Fallerone, and How, after his Death ...
... HERE BEGIN THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHAPTER LI OF THE HOLY
BROTHER JAMES OF FALLERONE, AND HOW, AFTER HIS DEATH, HE APPEARED TO BROTHER ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter li of the holy.htm

How, by the Merits of Brother Giles, the Soul of the Friend of a ...
... THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED BROTHER GILES, COMPANION OF ST FRANCIS CHAPTER IX HOW, BY
THE MERITS OF BROTHER GILES, THE SOUL OF THE FRIEND OF A FRIAR PREACHER WAS ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter ix how by the.htm

How Brother Giles, with Three Companions was Received into the ...
... THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED BROTHER GILES, COMPANION OF ST FRANCIS CHAPTER I HOW BROTHER
GILES, WITH THREE COMPANIONS WAS RECEIVED INTO THE ORDER OF FRIAR'S MINOR. ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter i how brother giles.htm

To Benincasa Her Brother when He was in Florence
... LETTERS TO BENINCASA HER BROTHER WHEN HE WAS IN FLORENCE. One questions whether
Catherine's brother would have relished the admonitions ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to benincasa her brother when.htm

That He who Loves his Brother, Loves God; Because He Loves Love ...
... Book VIII. Chapter 8."That He Who Loves His Brother, Loves God; Because
He Loves Love Itself, Which is of God, and is God. 12. ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 8 that he who loves.htm

How Brother Giles Lived by the Labour of his Hands
... PART THREE. THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED BROTHER GILES, COMPANION OF ST FRANCIS
CHAPTER V HOW BROTHER GILES LIVED BY THE LABOUR OF HIS HANDS. ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter v how brother giles.htm

Thesaurus
Brother-man (2 Occurrences)
Brother-man. Brotherly, Brother-man. Brother-prisoner .
Multi-Version Concordance Brother-man (2 Occurrences). James ...
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Brother's (46 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia BROTHER'S WIFE. (yebhemeth = "a
sister-in-law," "brother's wife" (Deuteronomy 25:7, 9); 'ishshah ...
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Brother-worker (1 Occurrence)
Brother-worker. Brother-servant, Brother-worker. Brother-workers .
Multi-Version Concordance Brother-worker (1 Occurrence). 2 Corinthians ...
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Brother (402 Occurrences)
... one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half
brother, or brother of the half blood. 2. (n.) One related ...
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Brother-in-law (5 Occurrences)
Brother-in-law. Brotherinlaw, Brother-in-law. Brother-in-law's . Noah
Webster's Dictionary (n.) The brother of one's husband or ...
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Brother-workers (3 Occurrences)
Brother-workers. Brother-worker, Brother-workers. Brought .
Multi-Version Concordance Brother-workers (3 Occurrences). ...
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Brother-servant (2 Occurrences)
Brother-servant. Brother's, Brother-servant. Brother-worker . Multi-Version
Concordance Brother-servant (2 Occurrences). Revelation ...
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Brother-prisoner (2 Occurrences)
Brother-prisoner. Brother-man, Brother-prisoner. Brothers .
Multi-Version Concordance Brother-prisoner (2 Occurrences). ...
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Brother-in-law's (1 Occurrence)
Brother-in-law's. Brother-in-law, Brother-in-law's. Brotherly .
Multi-Version Concordance Brother-in-law's (1 Occurrence). ...
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Countryman (19 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 19:17 "'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely
rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. (See NAS). ...
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Concordance
Brother (402 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:18
Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 4:21
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:22
But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother,' Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say,'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:23
"If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:24
leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 7:3
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 7:4
Or how will you tell your brother,'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and behold, the beam is in your own eye?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 7:5
You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 10:2
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 10:21
"Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 14:3
For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 17:1
After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:15
"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:21
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:35
So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don't each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds."
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:24
saying, "Teacher, Moses said,'If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed for his brother.'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:25
Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:26
In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
(See NIV)

Mark 1:16
Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 1:19
Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 3:17
James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 3:35
For whoever does the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 5:37
He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:3
Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judah, and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" They were offended at him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 6:18
For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 12:19
"Teacher, Moses wrote to us,'If a man's brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 13:12
"Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 3:1
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 3:19
but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 6:14
Simon, whom he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 6:16
And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Luke 6:41
Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 6:42
Or how can you tell your brother,'Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eye.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 12:13
One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 15:27
He said to him,'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 15:28
But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him.
(See NIV)

Luke 15:32
But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 17:3
Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 20:28
They asked him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up children for his brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 1:40
One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 1:41
He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 6:8
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:2
It was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother, Lazarus, was sick.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 11:19
Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:21
Therefore Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn't have died.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:23
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
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John 11:32
Therefore when Mary came to where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn't have died."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 1:13
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
(KJV WEY DBY WBS)

Acts 9:17
Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 12:2
He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.
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Acts 13:1
Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT)

Acts 21:20
They, when they heard it, glorified God. They said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 22:13
came to me, and standing by me said to me,'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' In that very hour I looked up at him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 23:5
Paul said, "I didn't know, brothers, that he was high priest. For it is written,'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.'"
(Root in WEB BBE NIV)

Romans 14:10
But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 14:13
Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 14:15
Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Don't destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 14:21
It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 16:23
Gaius, my host and host of the whole assembly, greets you. Erastus, the treasurer of the city, greets you, as does Quartus, the brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
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1 Corinthians 4:6
Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another.
(Root in WEB BBE NIV)

1 Corinthians 4:7
Why, who gives you your superiority, my brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? And if you really did receive it, why boast as if this were not so?
(WEY BBE)

1 Corinthians 5:11
But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
(Root in WEB WEY BBE RSV)

1 Corinthians 6:6
But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers!
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:12
But to the rest I-not the Lord-say, if any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she is content to live with him, let him not leave her.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:14
For, in such cases, the unbelieving husband has become--and is--holy through union with a Christian woman, and the unbelieving wife is holy through union with a Christian brother. Otherwise your children would be unholy, but in reality they have a place among God's people.
(WEY ASV BBE DBY)

1 Corinthians 7:15
Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us in peace.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 8:11
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
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1 Corinthians 8:13
Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause my brother to stumble.
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1 Corinthians 16:12
Now concerning Apollos, the brother, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers; and it was not at all his desire to come now; but he will come when he has an opportunity.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the assembly of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn't find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 8:18
We have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the Good News is known through all the assemblies.
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2 Corinthians 8:22
We have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he has in you.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 12:18
I exhorted Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take any advantage of you? Didn't we walk in the same spirit? Didn't we walk in the same steps?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 1:19
But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Lord's brother.
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Ephesians 6:21
But that you also may know my affairs, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will make known to you all things;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philippians 2:25
But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Colossians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Colossians 3:13
Being gentle to one another and having forgiveness for one another, if anyone has done wrong to his brother, even as the Lord had forgiveness for you:
(BBE)

Colossians 4:7
All my affairs will be made known to you by Tychicus, the beloved brother, faithful servant, and fellow bondservant in the Lord.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Colossians 4:9
together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything that is going on here.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 3:2
and sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant in the Good News of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:6
that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:8
He therefore that in this disregards his brother, disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.
(DBY)

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Thessalonians 3:15
Don't count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved fellow worker,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philemon 1:2
And to Apphia, our sister, and to Archippus, our brother in God's army, and to the church in your house:
(BBE)

Philemon 1:4
I give continual thanks to my God while making mention of you, my brother, in my prayers,
(WEY)

Philemon 1:7
For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philemon 1:16
no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much rather to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philemon 1:17
If then you take me to be your friend and brother, take him in as myself.
(BBE)

Philemon 1:20
Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Lord.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Philemon 1:23
Greetings to you, my brother, from Epaphras my fellow prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus;
(WEY BBE)

Hebrews 8:11
They will not teach every man his fellow citizen, and every man his brother, saying,'Know the Lord,' for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Brother

Brother Against Brother

Brother and Sister Relationships

Brother: A Fraternal Epithet, Especially Among Christians--Instituted by Christ

Brother: Brother's Widow--Law Concerning--Levirate Marriage of

Brother: Joseph's, for his Brethren

Brother: Love of

Brother: Reuben's Love for Joseph

Brother: Signifies: A Companion

Brother: Signifies: A Neighbor

Brother: Signifies: A Relative,

Brother: Signifies: Any Israelite

Brother: Signifies: Mankind

Brother: Unfaithful

Fraternity

Fraternity: General Scriptures Concerning

Fraternity: The Nazarites, Vows of

Fratricide: Abimelech

Fratricide: Absalom

Fratricide: Cain

Fratricide: Jehoram

Fratricide: Solomon

Sibling Rivalry

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