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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 shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my inmost being shall rejoice, when your lips speak right things.

Psalm 45:16

Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth.

Zechariah 1:4

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

For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the findings 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

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, 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

The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.

Lamentations 2:19

Arise, cry out in the night: in 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 life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.

Fathers » Duties of » To nurture

Fathers » Duties of » To control

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 strong therefore, and show yourself a man; And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself: read more.
That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (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 foreign 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 entreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God whom you did 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 Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Fathers » Duties of » To love

Fathers » God

Deuteronomy 4:1

Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess 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 children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long will you hesitate 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 army 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 you have slain them in a rage that 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 the charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto 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 he said, 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 is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in which you go, then shall you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are 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: I pray you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And have not allowed me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have 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 the charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto 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 he said, 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 is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in which you go, then shall you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis 46:30

And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

Love » Fathers » Laban

Genesis 31:28

And have not allowed me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.

Love » Fathers » Father of the prodigal

Parents » Fathers

Topics on Fathers

Absent Fathers

19;27;10

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

Examples Of Fathers' Love

19;103;13

Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them 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 glory of children is 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 Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the west side of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Fathers Love

62;3;1

Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.

Fathers Loving Care

49;6;4

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

Fathers Responsibilities

43;6;40

And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Fathers Teaching

20;1;8

My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your 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 the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

Fathers, Responsibilities Of

19;103;13

Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.

Fathers, Sin Of The

2;34;6-7

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

God Of The Fathers

44;7;32

Saying, I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and dared not behold.

Sins Of The Fathers

23;43;27

Your first father has sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me.

Spiritual Fathers

46;4;15

For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not 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 in him.