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Theasaurus: Fathers

32 Bible Verses about Fathers

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Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine; and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things.

Psalm 45:16

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth.

Zechariah 1:4

Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings; but they did not hearken nor attend unto me, saith Jehovah.

Genesis 9:22

And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside.

Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and attend to the researches of their fathers;

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 therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen (and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known to thy sons and to thy sons' sons),

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night, in the beginning of the watches; pour out thy heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, who faint from hunger at the top of all the streets.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting their children and their own houses well:

Fathers » Duties of » To provide for

Fathers » Good Fathers » Isaac blesses his son

Genesis 27:26-27

And his father Isaac said to him, Come near, now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelt the smell of his clothes, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed.

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

1 Kings 2:1-4

And the days of David were at hand that he should die; and he enjoined Solomon his son saying, I go the way of all the earth: be of good courage therefore, and be a man; and keep the charge of Jehovah thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest and whithersoever thou turnest thyself; read more.
that Jehovah may confirm his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If thy sons take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee, said he, a man upon 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

And Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;

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

Judges 13:8

Then Mano'ah entreated the LORD, and said, "O, LORD, I pray thee, let the man of God whom thou didst send come again to us, and teach us what we are to do with the boy that will 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

And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Fathers » Duties of » To love

Fathers » God

Deuteronomy 4:1

And now, Israel, hearken to the statutes and to the ordinances which I teach you, to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers giveth you.

Exodus 3:13

And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said to the children of Israel, How long will ye shew yourselves slack to go to take possession of the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers hath given you?

2 Chronicles 28:9

But a prophet of Jehovah was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because Jehovah the God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he gave them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reaches up to heaven.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 29:5

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; I pray that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

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

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And king David longed to go forth to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and he besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at extremity; I pray that thou shouldest come and lay thy hands upon her so that she may be healed, and may live.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Absent Fathers

19;27;10

For had my father and my mother forsaken me, then had Jehovah taken me up.

Examples Of Fathers' Love

19;103;13

As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

Fathers And Daughters

42;12;53

father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Fathers And Sons

20;17;6

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Fathers Birthday

40;14;6

But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod;

Fathers In Laws

2;3;1

And Moses tended the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock behind the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God to Horeb.

Fathers Love

62;3;1

See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Fathers Loving Care

49;6;4

And ye fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

Fathers Responsibilities

43;6;40

For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Fathers Teaching

20;1;8

Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

Fathers, Examples Of

1;18;19

For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.

Fathers, Responsibilities Of

19;103;13

As a father pitieth his children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.

Fathers, Sin Of The

2;34;6-7

And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth,

God Of The Fathers

44;7;32

I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. And Moses trembled, and durst not consider it.

Sins Of The Fathers

23;43;27

Thy first father hath sinned, and thy mediators have rebelled against me.

Spiritual Fathers

46;4;15

For if ye should have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the glad tidings.

The Joy Of Fathers

20;23;24

The father of a righteous man shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise son shall have joy of him: