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32 Bible Verses about Fathers

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Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart will indeed rejoice. My innermost being will cheer
when your lips say what is right.

Psalm 45:16

Your sons will succeed your ancestors;
you will make them princes throughout the land.

Zechariah 1:4

Do not be like your ancestors; the earlier prophets proclaimed to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Turn from your evil ways and your evil deeds. But they did not listen or pay attention to Me”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Job 8:8

For ask the previous generation,
and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,

Psalm 78:3

things we have heard and known
and that our fathers have passed down to us.

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Fathers » Duties of » Instruction of children

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Deuteronomy 4:9

“Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you don’t forget the things your eyes have seen and so that they don’t slip from your mind as long as you live. Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

“When your son asks you in the future, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?’

Deuteronomy 21:19

his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown.

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You,
as I do today;
a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Lamentations 2:19

?QofArise, cry out in the night
from the first watch of the night.
Pour out your heart like water
before the Lord’s presence.
Lift up your hands to Him
for the lives of your children
who are fainting from hunger
on the corner of every street.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.

Fathers » Duties of » To provide for

Fathers » Good Fathers » Isaac blesses his son

Genesis 27:26-27

Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come closer and kiss me, my son." So he came closer and kissed him. When Isaac smelled his clothes, he blessed him and said: Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.

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

1 Kings 2:1-4

As the time approached for David to die, he instructed his son Solomon, "As for me, I am going the way of all of the earth. Be strong and brave, and keep your obligation to the Lord your God to walk in His ways and to keep His statutes, commandments, judgments, and testimonies. This is written in the law of Moses, so that you will have success in everything you do and wherever you turn, read more.
and so that the Lord will carry out His promise that He made to me: 'If your sons are careful to walk faithfully before Me with their whole mind and heart, you will never fail 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

So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.

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

Judges 13:8

Manoah prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, let the man of God you sent come again to us and teach us what we should do for the boy who 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

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Fathers » Duties of » To love

Fathers » God

Deuteronomy 4:1

“Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow, so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land Yahweh, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Exodus 3:13

Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what should I tell them?”

Joshua 18:3

So Joshua said to the Israelites, “How long will you delay going out to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, gave you?

2 Chronicles 28:9

A prophet of the Lord named Oded was there. He went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of His wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that has reached heaven.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 29:5

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

The king commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, “Treat the young man Absalom gently for my sake.” All the people heard the king’s orders to all the commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

Then King David longed to go to Absalom, for David had finished grieving over Amnon’s death.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” And his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob answered, “My son will not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If anything happens to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.”

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said to Joseph, “At last I can die, now that I have seen your face and know you are still alive!”

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door. Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live.”

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

but you didn’t even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.

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

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

The king commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, “Treat the young man Absalom gently for my sake.” All the people heard the king’s orders to all the commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

Then King David longed to go to Absalom, for David had finished grieving over Amnon’s death.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said. “I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” And his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob answered, “My son will not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If anything happens to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.”

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said to Joseph, “At last I can die, now that I have seen your face and know you are still alive!”

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door. Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live.”

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

but you didn’t even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Fathers Birthday

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod’s birthday celebration came, Herodias’s daughter danced before them and pleased Herod.

Fathers In Laws

Exodus 3:1

Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Fathers, Sin Of The

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,

God Of The Fathers

Acts 7:32

I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. So Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look.

Sins Of The Fathers

Isaiah 43:27

Your first father sinned,
and your mediators have rebelled against Me.

Spiritual Fathers

1 Corinthians 4:15

For you can have 10,000 instructors in Christ, but you can’t have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

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