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Theasaurus: Fathers

32 Bible Verses about Fathers

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Proverbs 23:15-16

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

Psalm 45:16

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

Zechariah 1:4

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

Genesis 9:22

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search 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 saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD 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 do 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 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

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 raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

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

1 Kings 2:1-4

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; And keep the charge of the LORD thy 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 thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: read more.
That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy 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 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 intreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which 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 Ghost, 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, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth 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 hath 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 are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath 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 wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth 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 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, 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 is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye 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 thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Fathers » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; 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 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, 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 is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye 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 thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Love » Fathers » Jairus

Mark 5:23

And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; 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

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 pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth 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 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 Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside 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 hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Fathers Loving Care

49;6;4

And, ye 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 every one which seeth the Son, and believeth 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 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 children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Fathers, Responsibilities Of

19;103;13

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth 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 thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

Sins Of The Fathers

23;43;27

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

Spiritual Fathers

46;4;15

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye 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 begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.