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32 Bible Verses about Fathers

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Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if thy heart is wise, my heart shall also rejoice; my kidneys shall also rejoice when thy lips speak right things.

Psalm 45:16

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

Zechariah 1:4

Do not be as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, said the LORD.

Genesis 9:22

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

Job 8:8

Ask, I pray thee, of the former age, and be willing to enquire of thy fathers regarding them;

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

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when tomorrow thy son asks thee, saying, What are the testimonies and the statutes and the rights, which the LORD our God has 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

He who lives, he who lives, even he shall confess thee, as I do this day; the father to the sons shall make known thy truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Koph Arise, cry out in the night; in the beginning of the watches; pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord; lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of only one wife, ruling 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 unto him, Come near now and kiss me, my son. And he came near and kissed him, and he smelled the smell of his clothing and blessed him and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed.

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

1 Kings 2:1-4

Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he charged Solomon, his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth; be thou strong therefore and show thyself a man. Keep the charge of the LORD thy God, walking in his ways, keeping his statutes and his commandments and his rights and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou may have understanding in all that thou doest and in everything that thou dost undertake, read more.
that the LORD may confirm the word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If thy sons take heed to their way, walking before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) 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 unto his household and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you and be clean and change your garments:

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

Judges 13:8

Then Manoah prayed unto the LORD and said, O my Lord, let the man of God whom thou didst send come again unto us and teach us what we shall do unto 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

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

Fathers » Duties of » To love

Fathers » God

Deuteronomy 4:1

Now, therefore, hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rights which I teach you, for in doing them ye shall live and go in and inherit the land which the LORD God of your fathers gives you.

Exodus 3:13

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

Deuteronomy 1:11

Let the LORD God of your fathers add upon you a thousand times so many more as ye are and bless you, as he has promised!

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said unto the sons of Israel, How long shall ye be negligent to go to possess the land, which the LORD 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 before the host that came to Samaria and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was angry with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage. This reaches up unto 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, even with 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 see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who 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 he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be saved, and she shall live.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

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, even with 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 see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who 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 he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

Then Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die since I have seen thy face because thou art yet alive.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death; come and lay thy hands on her that she may be saved, and she shall live.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Absent Fathers

19;27;10

For my father and my mother have left me, and the LORD has taken me up.

Examples Of Fathers' Love

19;103;13

Like as a father has mercy upon his children, so the LORD has mercy upon those that fear him.

Fathers And Daughters

42;12;53

The father shall be divided against the son and the son against the father, the mother against the daughter and the daughter against the mother, the mother-in-law against her daughter- in-law and the 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 honour of the children are their fathers.

Fathers Birthday

40;14;6

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

Fathers In Laws

2;3;1

Now as Moses shepherded the sheep of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, he led the flock to the backside of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Fathers Love

62;3;1

Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.

Fathers Loving Care

49;6;4

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

Fathers Responsibilities

43;6;40

And this is the will of him that sent me, That every one who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last day.

Fathers Teaching

20;1;8

My son, hearken unto the chastening of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Fathers, Examples Of

1;18;19

For I know him, that he will command his sons and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and judgment, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

Fathers, Responsibilities Of

19;103;13

Like as a father has mercy upon his children, so the LORD has mercy upon those that fear him.

Fathers, Sin Of The

2;34;6-7

And as the LORD passed by before him, he proclaimed, I AM, I AM strong, merciful, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth,

God Of The Fathers

44;7;32

saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled and dared not to behold.

Sins Of The Fathers

23;43;27

Thy first father sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Spiritual Fathers

46;4;15

For though ye may have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet ye shall not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

The Joy Of Fathers

20;23;24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.