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Theasaurus: Fathers

32 Bible Verses about Fathers

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Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad, even mine; Yes, my heart will rejoice when your lips speak right things.

Psalm 45:16

Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, whom You will make princes in all the land.

Zechariah 1:4

Be not as your fathers to whom the former prophets cried, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return now from your evil ways and your evil doings; but they would not hear or listen to Me, says the Lord.

Genesis 9:22

And Ham, the father of Canaan, glanced at and saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.

Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray you, of the former age and apply yourself to that which their fathers have searched out,

Psalm 78:3

Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

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Fathers » Duties of » Instruction of children

John 21:15

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do -- "with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children's children -- "

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:7

You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:20

When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

Then his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives,

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

Fathers » Duties of » To provide for

Fathers » Good Fathers » Isaac blesses his son

Genesis 27:26-27

Then his father Isaac said, Come near and kiss me, my son. So he came near and kissed him; and [Isaac] smelled his clothing and blessed him and said, The scent of my son is as the odor of a field which the Lord has blessed.

Fathers » Good Fathers » David gives Godly advice to his son, solomon

1 Kings 2:1-4

When David's time to die was near, he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth. Be strong and show yourself a man; Keep the charge of the Lord your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may do wisely and prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, read more.
That the Lord may fulfill His promise to me, saying, If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and mind and with all their soul, there shall not fail you [to have] a man on the throne of Israel.

Fathers » Good Fathers » Abraham exerts a spiritual influence upon his family

Fathers » Good Fathers » Jacob commands his household to put away idols

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, Put away the [images of] strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves and change [into fresh] garments;

Fathers » Good Fathers » Manoah prays for instruction in regard to his coming child

Judges 13:8

Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, O Lord, let the Man of God whom You sent come again to us and teach us what we shall do with the child that shall be born.

Fathers » Good Fathers » Cornelius, the head of a religious household

Fathers » Good Fathers » Zacharias, the Godly father of john the baptist

Luke 1:67

Now Zachariah his father was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,

Fathers » Duties of » To love

Fathers » God

Deuteronomy 4:1

Now listen and give heed, O Israel, to the statutes and ordinances which I teach you, and do them, that you may live and go in and possess the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, gives you.

Exodus 3:13

And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?

Deuteronomy 1:11

May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you as He has promised you!

Joshua 18:3

Joshua asked the Israelites, How long will you be slack to go in and possess the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?

2 Chronicles 28:9

But a prophet of the Lord was there whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that was returning to Samaria and said to them, Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He delivered them into your hand; but you have slain them in a fury that reaches up to heaven.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 29:5

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

The king commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And the spirit of King David longed to go forth to Absalom, for he was comforted about Amnon, seeing that he was dead.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But [Jacob] said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left [of his mother's children]; if harm or accident should befall him on the journey you are to take, you would bring my hoary head down to Sheol (the place of the dead) with grief.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face [and know] that you are still alive.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

And begged Him earnestly, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed and live.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And why did you not permit me to kiss my sons [grandchildren] and my daughters good-bye? Now you have done foolishly [in behaving like this].

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Father of the prodigal

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

The king commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave orders to all the commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And the spirit of King David longed to go forth to Absalom, for he was comforted about Amnon, seeing that he was dead.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and daughters attempted to console him, but he refused to be comforted and said, I will go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) to my son mourning. And his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But [Jacob] said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left [of his mother's children]; if harm or accident should befall him on the journey you are to take, you would bring my hoary head down to Sheol (the place of the dead) with grief.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face [and know] that you are still alive.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

And begged Him earnestly, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed and live.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And why did you not permit me to kiss my sons [grandchildren] and my daughters good-bye? Now you have done foolishly [in behaving like this].

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Fathers Birthday

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst [before the company] and pleased and fascinated Herod,

Fathers In Laws

Exodus 3:1

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back or west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb or Sinai, the mountain of God.

Fathers, Sin Of The

Exodus 34:6-7

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,

God Of The Fathers

Acts 7:32

I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob. And Moses trembled and was so terrified that he did not venture to look.

Sins Of The Fathers

Isaiah 43:27

Your first father [Jacob, in particular] sinned, and your teachers [the priests and the prophets -- "your mediators] transgressed against Me.

Spiritual Fathers

1 Corinthians 4:15

After all, though you should have ten thousand teachers (guides to direct you) in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the glad tidings (the Gospel).