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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 own heart will greatly rejoice. My innermost being will be glad when your lips speak what is right.

Psalm 45:16

Your sons will take the place of your ancestors, and you will set them up as princes in all the earth.

Zechariah 1:4

Don't be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "It's time to turn from your evil lifestyles and from your evil actions," "but they would neither listen nor pay attention to me,'" declares the LORD.'

Job 8:8

"Inquire of the previous generation, won't you please? Consider what their forefathers searched out.

Psalm 78:3

things that we have heard and known and that our ancestors related to us.

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Fathers » Duties of » Instruction of children

John 21:15

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

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 instructions, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD our God commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 21:19

then his parents are to seize him and bring him before the elders at the gate of his city.

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Isaiah 38:19

The living yes the living they thank you, just as I am doing today; fathers will tell their children about your faithfulness.

Lamentations 2:19

Get up and cry aloud in the night, at the beginning of every hour. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands toward him for the lives of your children, who are fainting away at every street corner.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Ministers must be husbands of one wife and must manage their children and their families well.

Fathers » Duties of » To provide for

Fathers » Good Fathers » Isaac blesses his son

Genesis 27:26-27

After this, Jacob's father Isaac told him, "Come closer and kiss me, my son." So Jacob drew closer to kiss him. When Isaac smelled the scent of his son's clothes, he blessed him and said, "How my son's scent is the fragrance of the field that the LORD has blessed.

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

1 Kings 2:1-4

As David's time to die approached, he addressed his son Solomon with these words: "I'm headed down the road that everyone who lives on earth travels, so be strong and demonstrate that you're a grown man by keeping the charge that the LORD your God entrusted to you. Live life his way, keep his statutes, his commands, his ordinances, and his testimonies, just as they're written down in the Law of Moses, so that you may succeed in everything you do and wherever you go, read more.
and so that the LORD may fulfill his promise that he spoke about me when he said, "If your sons pay attention to how they live by walking truthfully in my presence with all their heart and with all their soul, you will never lack 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

Jacob announced to his household and to everyone with him, "Throw away the foreign gods that you've kept among you, purify yourselves, and change your clothes.

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

Judges 13:8

So Manoah prayed to the LORD, "Please, Lord, have the man of God whom you sent before come again so he can instruct us what to do on behalf of the child who is to 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 the ordinances that I'm teaching you to observe so you may live and go in to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is about to give you.

Exodus 3:13

Moses told God, "Look! When I go to the Israelis and tell them, "The God of your ancestors sent me to you,' they'll say to me, "What is his name?' What should I say to them?"

Deuteronomy 1:11

May the LORD, the God of your ancestors, increase your numbers a thousand times more, and may he bless you, as he promised you.

Joshua 18:3

So Joshua told the Israelis, "How long will you delay invading and taking possession of the land that the LORD God of your ancestors has given you?

2 Chronicles 28:9

But a prophet of the LORD was there named Oded. He went out to greet the army as it arrived in Samaria. He warned them, "Look! Because the LORD God of your ancestors was angry at Judah, he delivered them into your control, but you have killed them with a vehemence that has reached all the way to heaven!

More verses: 2 Chronicles 29:5

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

As they were going out, the king ordered Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat young Absalom gently for my sake." Everyone heard what the king had ordered his commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:39

Meanwhile, King David longed to visit Absalom, since he was moved to compassion over Amnon's death.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob replied, "My son isn't going back with you, since his brother is dead and he's the only one left. If something should harm him as you travel, then it'll be death for me and my sad, gray hair!"

Genesis 46:30

"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

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

Love » Fathers » David

2 Samuel 18:5

As they were going out, the king ordered Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, "Treat young Absalom gently for my sake." Everyone heard what the king had ordered his commanders about Absalom.

2 Samuel 12:16

After this, the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah's wife had born to David, and the child became very ill. David begged God on behalf of the youngster. He fasted, went inside, and spent the night lying on the ground.

2 Samuel 13:39

Meanwhile, King David longed to visit Absalom, since he was moved to compassion over Amnon's death.

Love » Fathers » jacob

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob replied, "My son isn't going back with you, since his brother is dead and he's the only one left. If something should harm him as you travel, then it'll be death for me and my sad, gray hair!"

Genesis 46:30

"Now let me die," Israel told Joseph, "since I've seen your face and confirmed that you're still alive!"

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

As it is, you didn't even allow me to kiss my grandchildren and daughters goodbye! You've acted foolishly.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Fathers Birthday

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod's birthday celebration was held, the daughter of Herodias danced before the guests. She pleased Herod

Fathers In Laws

Exodus 3:1

Meanwhile, Moses continued tending the sheep that belonged to his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the sheep to the western desert and came to Horeb, God's mountain, where

Fathers, Sin Of The

Exodus 34:6-7

The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth.

God Of The Fathers

Acts 7:32

"I am the God of your ancestors the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' Moses became terrified and didn't dare to look.

Sins Of The Fathers

Isaiah 43:27

Your first ancestor sinned, and your mediators rebelled against me.

Spiritual Fathers

1 Corinthians 4:15

You may have 10,000 mentors who work for the Messiah, but not many fathers. For in the Messiah Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

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