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Matthew 19:16-19

Just then someone came up and asked Him, “Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?” “Why do you ask Me about what is good?” He said to him. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he asked Him. Jesus answered:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;read more.
honor your father and your mother;
and love your neighbor as yourself.

Mark 10:17-19

As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God. You know the commandments:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
do not defraud;
honoryour father and mother.

Luke 18:18-20

A ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God. You know the commandments:Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
honor your father and mother.

Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

2 Timothy 3:1-2

But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Exodus 21:15-17

“Whoever strikes his father or his mother must be put to death. “Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found in his possession. “Whoever curses his father or his mother must be put to death.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn’t listen to them even after they discipline him, his father and mother must take hold of him and bring him to the elders of his city, to the gate of his hometown. They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’ read more.
Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.

Matthew 15:1-9

Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked, “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat!” He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition?read more.
For God said:Honor your father and your mother;and,
The one who speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death. But you say, ‘Whoever tells his father or mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift committed to the temple”— he does not have to honor his father.’ In this way, you have revoked God’s word because of your tradition. Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said: These peoplehonor Me with their lips,
but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain,
teaching as doctrines the commands of men.

Mark 7:1-13

The Traditions of the EldersThe Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Him. They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean—that is, unwashed—hands. (For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders. read more.
When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they have washed. And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, jugs, copper utensils, and dining couches.) Then the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, “Why don’t Your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders, instead of eating bread with ritually unclean hands?” He answered them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written:These people honorMe with their lips,
but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain,
teachingas doctrinesthe commandsof men. Disregarding the command of God, you keep the tradition of men.” He also said to them, “You completely invalidate God’s command in order to maintain your tradition! For Moses said:Honor your father and your mother;and
Whoever speaks evil of father or mother
must be put to death. But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban’” (that is, a gift committed to the temple), “you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. You revoke God’s word by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other similar things.”

Romans 1:28-32

And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,read more.
undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.

Luke 21:16-17

You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will kill some of you. You will be hated by everyone because of My name,

Zechariah 13:2-3

On that day”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of Yahweh. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.

Deuteronomy 33:8-11

He said about Levi:Your Thummim and Urim belong to Your faithful one;
You tested him at Massah
and contended with him at the waters of Meribah. He said about his father and mother,
“I do not regard them.”
He disregarded his brothers
and didn’t acknowledge his sons,
for they kept Your word
and maintained Your covenant. They will teach Your ordinances to Jacob
and Your instruction to Israel;
they will set incense before You
and whole burnt offerings on Your altar.read more.
Lord, bless his possessions,
and accept the work of his hands.
Smash the loins of his adversaries and enemies,
so that they cannot rise again.

Luke 18:28-30

Then Peter said, “Look, we have left what we had and followed You.” So He said to them, “I assure you: There is no one who has left a house, wife or brothers, parents or children because of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more at this time, and eternal life in the age to come.”

Matthew 19:27-29

Then Peter responded to Him, “Look, we have left everything and followed You. So what will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age,when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, children, or fields because of My name will receive 100 times more and will inherit eternal life.

Mark 10:28-30

Peter began to tell Him, “Look, we have left everything and followed You.” “I assure you,” Jesus said, “there is no one who has left house, brothers or sisters, mother or father, children, or fields because of Me and the gospel, who will not receive 100 times more, now at this time—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and eternal life in the age to come.

John 9:1-3

As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples questioned Him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him.

Exodus 20:5-6

5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

Deuteronomy 5:9-10

9 You must not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 10 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

Job 21:19-21

God reserves a person’s punishment for his children.
Let God repay the person himself, so that he may know it. Let his own eyes see his demise;
let him drink from the Almighty’s wrath! For what does he care about his family once he is dead,
when the number of his months has run out?

Ezekiel 18:1-4

The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel:The fathers eat sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge? As I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“you will no longer use this proverb in Israel.read more.
Look, every life belongs to Me. The life of the father is like the life of the son—both belong to Me. The person who sins is the one who will die.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him. Let your father and mother have joy,
and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.

1 Samuel 22:3-4

From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me.” So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

Joshua 2:8-20

Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and everyone who lives in the land is panicking because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you completely destroyed across the Jordan. read more.
When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below. Now please swear to me by the Lord that you will also show kindness to my family, because I showed kindness to you. Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and save us from death.” The men answered her, “We will give our lives for yours. If you don’t report our mission, we will show kindness and faithfulness to you when the Lord gives us the land.” Then she let them down by a rope through the window, since she lived in a house that was built into the wall of the city. “Go to the hill country so that the men pursuing you won’t find you,” she said to them. “Hide yourselves there for three days until they return; afterward, go on your way.” The men said to her, “We will be free from this oath you made us swear, unless, when we enter the land, you tie this scarlet cord to the window through which you let us down. Bring your father, mother, brothers, and all your father’s family into your house. If anyone goes out the doors of your house, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if anyone with you in the house should be harmed, his blood will be on our heads. And if you report our mission, we are free from the oath you made us swear.”

Joshua 6:22-23

Joshua said to the two men who had scouted the land, “Go to the prostitute’s house and bring the woman out of there, and all who are with her, just as you promised her.” So the young men who had scouted went in and brought out Rahab and her father, mother, brothers, and all who belonged to her. They brought out her whole family and settled them outside the camp of Israel.

Leviticus 21:1-2

The Holiness of the PriestsThe Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives, except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother.

Leviticus 21:10-11

“The priest who is highest among his brothers, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained to wear the garments, must not dishevel his hair or tear his garments. He must not go near any dead person or make himself unclean even for his father or mother.

Numbers 6:2-7

“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When a man or woman makes a special vow, a Nazirite vow, to consecrate himself to the Lord, he is to abstain from wine and beer. He must not drink vinegar made from wine or from beer. He must not drink any grape juice or eat fresh grapes or raisins. He is not to eat anything produced by the grapevine, from seeds to skin, during his vow.read more.
“You must not cut his hair throughout the time of his vow of consecration. He must be holy until the time is completed during which he consecrates himself to the Lord; he is to let the hair of his head grow long. He must not go near a dead body during the time he consecrates himself to the Lord. He is not to defile himself for his father or mother, or his brother or sister, when they die, because the hair consecrated to his God is on his head.

Deuteronomy 21:10-13

“When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God hands them over to you and you take some of them prisoner, and if you see a beautiful woman among the captives, desire her, and want to take her as your wife, you are to bring her into your house. She must shave her head, trim her nails, read more.
remove the clothes she was wearing when she was taken prisoner, live in your house, and mourn for her father and mother a full month. After that, you may have sexual relations with her and be her husband, and she will be your wife.

Ezekiel 44:25

A priest may not come near a dead person so that he becomes defiled. However, he may defile himself for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother, or an unmarried sister.

Genesis 2:21-24

So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. And the man said:This one, at last, is bone of my bone
and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called “woman,”
for she was taken from man.read more.
This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

Matthew 19:3-6

Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?” “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that He who created them in the beginning made them male and female,” and He also said:For this reason a man will leave
his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two will become one flesh?read more.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”

Mark 10:2-9

Some Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He replied to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses permitted us to write divorce papers and send her away.”read more.
But Jesus told them, “He wrote this command for you because of the hardness of your hearts. But from the beginning of creation Godmade them male and female. For this reason a man will leave
his father and mother
[and be joined to his wife], and the two will become one flesh.So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate.”

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.read more.
In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, since we are members of His body. For this reason a man will leave
his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two will become one flesh. This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church. To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

“If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her, and accuses her of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, ‘I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn’t find any evidence of her virginity,’ the young woman’s father and mother will take the evidence of her virginity and bring it to the city elders at the gate.read more.
The young woman’s father will say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he hates her. He has accused her of shameful conduct, saying: “I didn’t find any evidence of your daughter’s virginity,” but here is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ They will spread out the cloth before the city elders. Then the elders of that city will take the man and punish him. They will also fine him 100 silver shekels and give them to the young woman’s father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.

Judges 14:1-3

Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there. He went back and told his father and his mother: “I have seen a young Philistine woman in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife.” But his father and mother said to him, “Can’t you find a young woman among your relatives or among any of our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines for a wife?”But Samson told his father, “Get her for me, because I want her.”

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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.

Duty » Parents » 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.

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

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

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1 Kings 22:52

He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He walked in the way of his father, in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin.

Matthew 14:8

And prompted by her mother, she answered, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter!”

Ezekiel 20:18

“Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don’t follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.

Jeremiah 9:14

Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and followed after the Baals as their fathers taught them.”

More verses: Amos 2:4

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1 Samuel 22:3-4

From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab where he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me." So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

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Isaiah 14:21

Prepare a place of slaughter for his sons,
because of the iniquity of their fathers.
They will never rise up to possess a land
or fill the surface of the earth with cities.

Exodus 20:5

5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Exodus 34:7

maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.

Numbers 14:18

The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.

Numbers 14:33

Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie scattered in the wilderness.

Parents » Honoring your parents

Ephesians 6:2-3

Honor your father and mother -which is the first commandment with a promise- that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Chronicles 17:3

Now the Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals

1 Kings 9:4

As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, with a heart of integrity and in what is right, doing everything I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and ordinances,

2 Chronicles 20:32

He walked in the way of Asa his father; he did not turn away from it but did what was right in the Lord’s sight.

2 Chronicles 26:4

He did what was right in the Lord’s sight as his father Amaziah had done.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

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Genesis 48:22

Over and above what I am giving your brothers, I am giving you the one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.”

1 Chronicles 26:10

Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

Genesis 25:28

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 33:2

He put the female slaves and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

More verses: Genesis 42:4

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Proverbs 7:1

My son, obey my words,
and treasure my commands.

More verses: Colossians 3:20

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Proverbs 7:1

My son, obey my words,
and treasure my commands.

More verses: Colossians 3:20

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Evil influence of parents

1 Kings 22:52

He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He walked in the way of his father, in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin.

Matthew 14:8

And prompted by her mother, she answered, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter!”

Ezekiel 20:18

“Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don’t follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.

Jeremiah 9:14

Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and followed after the Baals as their fathers taught them.”

More verses: Amos 2:4

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Joy

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,
so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.

Luke 15:23-24

Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let's celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

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Exodus 20:5

5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Leviticus 20:5

then I will turn against that man and his family, and cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves with Molech.

Isaiah 14:20

You will not join them in burial,
because you destroyed your land
and slaughtered your own people.
The offspring of evildoers
will never be remembered.

Jeremiah 9:14

Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and followed after the Baals as their fathers taught them.”

More verses: Ezekiel 16:44

Parents » Prayers » Solicitude

Genesis 37:14

Then Israel said to him, “Go and see how your brothers and the flocks are doing, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

1 Samuel 10:2

Today when you leave me, you’ll find two men at Rachel’s Grave at Zelzah in the land of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The donkeys you went looking for have been found, and now your father has stopped being concerned about the donkeys and is worried about you, asking: What should I do about my son?’

2 Samuel 18:29

The king asked, “Is the young man Absalom all right?”Ahimaaz replied, “When Joab sent the king’s servant and your servant, I saw a big disturbance, but I don’t know what it was.”

Esther 2:11

Every day Mordecai took a walk in front of the harem’s courtyard to learn how Esther was doing and to see what was happening to her.

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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 12:18-23

On the seventh day the baby died. But David's servants were afraid to tell him the baby was dead. They said, "Look, while the baby was alive, we spoke to him, and he wouldn't listen to us. So how can we tell him the baby is dead? He may do something desperate." When David saw that his servants were whispering to each other, he guessed that the baby was dead. So he asked his servants, "Is the baby dead?" "He is dead," they replied. Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord's house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested [something to eat]. So they served him food, and he ate. read more.
His servants asked him, "What did you just do? While the baby was alive, you fasted and wept, but when he died, you got up and ate food." He answered, "While the baby was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, 'Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let him live.' But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I'll go to him, but he will never return to me."

2 Samuel 18:12-13

The man replied to Joab, "Even if I had the weight of 1,000 pieces of silver in my hand, I would not raise my hand against the king's son. For we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, 'Protect the young man Absalom for me.' If I had jeopardized my own life-and nothing is hidden from the king-you would have abandoned me."

2 Samuel 14:33

Joab went to the king and told him. So David summoned Absalom, who came to the king and bowed down with his face to the ground before him. Then the king kissed Absalom.

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of david

1 Chronicles 22:12

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

1 Chronicles 29:19

Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commands, Your decrees, and Your statutes, and to build the temple for which I have made provision.

1 Chronicles 17:16-27

Then King David went in, sat in the Lord's presence, and said, "Who am I, Lord God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far? This was a little thing to You, God, for You have spoken about Your servant's house in the distant future. You regard me as a man of distinction, Lord God. What more can David say to You for honoring Your servant? You know Your servant. read more.
Lord, You have done all this greatness, making known all these great [promises] because of Your servant and according to Your will. Lord, there is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, as all we have heard confirms. And who is like Your people Israel? God, You came to one nation on earth to redeem a people for Yourself, to make a name for Yourself through great and awesome deeds by driving out nations before Your people You redeemed from Egypt. You made Your people Israel Your own people forever, and You, Lord, have become their God. "Now, Lord, let the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and his house be confirmed forever, and do as You have promised. Let your name be confirmed and magnified forever in the saying, 'The Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, is God over Israel.' May the house of Your servant David be established before You. Since You, my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build him a house, Your servant has found [courage] to pray in Your presence. Lord, You indeed are God, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant. So now, You have been pleased to bless Your servant's house that it may continue before You forever. For You, Lord, have blessed it, and it is blessed forever."

2 Samuel 7:25-29

"Now, Lord God, fulfill the promise forever that You have made to Your servant and his house. Do as You have promised, so that Your name will be exalted forever, when it is said, 'The Lord of Hosts is God over Israel.' The house of Your servant David will be established before You since You, Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant when You said, 'I will build a house for you.' Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You. read more.
Lord God , You are God; Your words are true, and You have promised this grace to Your servant. Now, please bless Your servant's house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God , have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant's house will be blessed forever."

Parents » Duty » 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.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » jacob

Genesis 42:4

But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, “Something might happen to him.”

Genesis 37:3-4

Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son [born to him] in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to 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 45:26-28

They said, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!" Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them. But when they told Jacob all that Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to transport him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. Then Israel said, "Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die."

Genesis 43:13-14

Take your brother also, and go back at once to the man. May God Almighty cause the man to be merciful to you so that he will release your other brother and Benjamin to you. As for me, if I am deprived of my sons, then I am deprived."

More verses: Genesis 48:10-11

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To instruct them in God's word

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.

Isaiah 38:19

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

Parents » Should pray for their children » When in sickness

John 4:46

Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum.

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.”

John 4:49

“Sir,” the official said to Him, “come down before my boy dies!”

Parents » Duty » 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.

Parents » 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.

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To provide for them

Job 42:15

No women as beautiful as Job’s daughters could be found in all the land, and their father granted them an inheritance with their brothers.

Parents » 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!”

Parents » Sins of, visited on their children

Exodus 20:5

5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Isaiah 14:20

You will not join them in burial,
because you destroyed your land
and slaughtered your own people.
The offspring of evildoers
will never be remembered.

Parents » When faithful » Leave a blessing to their children

Isaiah 65:23

They will not labor without success
or bear children destined for disaster,
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord
along with their descendants.

Proverbs 11:21

Be assured that the wicked
will not go unpunished,
but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

Parents » Prayers » Pride

Matthew 20:21

“What do you want?” He asked her.“Promise,” she said to Him, “that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and the other on Your left, in Your kingdom.”

Esther 5:11

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had honored him and promoted him in rank over the other officials and the royal staff.

Parents » Receive their children from God

Genesis 33:5

When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, “Who are these with you?”He answered, “The children God has graciously given your servant.”

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To command them to obey God

Deuteronomy 32:46

he said to them, “Take to heart all these words I am giving as a warning to you today, so that you may command your children to carefully follow all the words of this law.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Mary

Matthew 12:46

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.

John 19:25

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

John 2:5

“Do whatever He tells you,” His mother told the servants.

Luke 2:48

When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You.”

Parents » Should pray for their children » For their spiritual welfare

1 Chronicles 29:19

Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commands, Your decrees, and Your statutes, and to build the temple for which I have made provision.

Parents » Duty » To nurture

Parents » Their duty to their children is » Not to provoke them

Parents » What fathers should not do

Parents » Their duty to their children is » Not to make unholy connections for them

Genesis 28:1-2

Isaac summoned Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him: "Don't take a wife from the Canaanite women. Go at once to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father. Marry one of the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.

Genesis 24:1-4

Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything. Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his household who managed all he owned, "Place your hand under my thigh, and I will have you swear by the Lord, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live, read more.
but will go to my land and my family to take a wife for my son Isaac."

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

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

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To rule them

1 Timothy 3:12

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

Parents » Good--exemplified » 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.

Parents » Wicked children, a cause of grief to

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To train them up for God

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To bless them

Parents » Good--exemplified » jacob

Genesis 44:20

and we answered my lord, ‘We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy’s brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’

Genesis 44:30

“So if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us—his life is wrapped up with the boy’s life—

Parents » When wicked » Instruct their children in evil

Jeremiah 9:14

Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and followed after the Baals as their fathers taught them.”

Parents » Covenant, benefits of, entailed on children

Genesis 6:18

But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives.

Psalm 103:17

But from eternity to eternity
the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
and His righteousness toward the grandchildren

Parents » Those that parent fools

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To tell them of the miraculous works of God

Exodus 10:2

and so that you may tell your son and grandson how severely I dealt with the Egyptians and performed miraculous signs among them, and you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Psalm 78:4

We must not hide them from their children,
but must tell a future generation
the praises of the Lord,
His might, and the wonderful works
He has performed.

Parents » When wicked » Set a bad example to their children

Ezekiel 20:18

“Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don’t follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.

Amos 2:4

The Lord says:I will not relent from punishing Judah
for three crimes, even four,
because they have rejected the instruction of the Lord
and have not kept His statutes.
The lies that their ancestors followed
have led them astray.

Parents » 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.”

Parents » Paternal blessings of » jacob

Genesis 48:15-20

Then he blessed Joseph and said: The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm- may He bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow to be numerous within the land. When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he thought it was a mistake and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's. read more.
Joseph said to his father, "Not that way, my father! This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head." But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation." So he blessed them that day with these words: Israel will invoke blessings by you, saying, "May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh," putting Ephraim before Manasseh.

Genesis 49:1-28

Then Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come. Come together and listen, sons of Jacob; listen to your father Israel: Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength and the firstfruits of my virility, excelling in prominence, excelling in power. read more.
Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel, because you got into your father's bed and you defiled it-he got into my bed. Simeon and Levi are brothers; their knives are vicious weapons. May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen. Their anger is cursed, for it is strong, and their fury, for it is cruel! I will disperse them throughout Jacob and scatter them throughout Israel. Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the necks of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. Judah is a young lion- my son, you return from the kill- he crouches; he lies down like a lion and like a lioness-who wants to rouse him? The scepter will not depart from Judah, or the staff from between his feet, until He whose right it is comes and the obedience of the peoples belongs to Him. He ties his donkey to a vine, and the colt of his donkey to the choice vine. He washes his clothes in wine, and his robes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth are whiter than milk. Zebulun will live by the seashore and will be a harbor for ships, and his territory will be next to Sidon. Issachar is a strong donkey lying down between the saddlebags. He saw that his resting place was good and that the land was pleasant, so he leaned his shoulder to bear a load and became a forced laborer. Dan will judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. He will be a snake by the road, a viper beside the path, that bites the horses' heels so that its rider falls backwards. I wait for Your salvation, Lord. Gad will be attacked by [marauding] bands, but he will attack their heels. Asher's food will be rich, and he will produce royal delicacies. Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine beside a spring; its branches climb over the wall. The archers attacked him, shot at him, and were hostile toward him. Yet his bow remained steady, and his strong arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, by the God of your father who helps you, and by the Almighty who blesses you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and the womb. The blessings of your father excel the blessings of my ancestors and the bounty of the eternal hills. May they rest on the head of Joseph, on the crown of the prince of his brothers. Benjamin is a wolf; he tears [his prey]. In the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides the plunder." These are the tribes of Israel, 12 in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing.

Parents » Partiality of » Jacob for joseph

Genesis 48:22

Over and above what I am giving your brothers, I am giving you the one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.”

Genesis 33:2

He put the female slaves and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Parents » Indulgent » Eli

1 Samuel 3:13-14

I told him that I am going to judge his family forever because of the iniquity he knows about: his sons are defiling the sanctuary, and he has not stopped them. Therefore, I have sworn to Eli's family: The iniquity of Eli's family will never be wiped out by either sacrifice or offering."

1 Samuel 2:27-36

A man of God came to Eli and said to him, "This is what the Lord says: 'Didn't I reveal Myself to your ancestral house when it was in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh's palace? I selected your house from the tribes of Israel to be priests, to offer sacrifices on My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in My presence. I also gave your house all the Israelite fire offerings. Why, then, do all of you despise My sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than Me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of My people Israel.' read more.
"Therefore, the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 'Although I said your family and your ancestral house would walk before Me forever, the Lord now says, "No longer!" I will honor those who honor Me, but those who despise Me will be disgraced. " 'Look, the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your ancestral family, so that none in your family will reach old age. You will see distress [in the] place of worship, in spite of all that is good in Israel, and no one in your family will ever again reach old age. Any man from your [family] I do not cut off from My altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently. This will be the sign that will come to you concerning your two sons Hophni and Phinehas: both of them will die on the same day. " 'Then I will raise up a faithful priest for Myself. He will do whatever is in My heart and mind. I will establish a lasting dynasty for him, and he will walk before My anointed one for all time. Anyone who is left in your family will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread. He will say: Please appoint me to some priestly office so I can have a piece of bread to eat.' "

Parents » Involved in children's wickedness

1 Samuel 2:27-36

A man of God came to Eli and said to him, "This is what the Lord says: 'Didn't I reveal Myself to your ancestral house when it was in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh's palace? I selected your house from the tribes of Israel to be priests, to offer sacrifices on My altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in My presence. I also gave your house all the Israelite fire offerings. Why, then, do all of you despise My sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than Me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of My people Israel.' read more.
"Therefore, the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 'Although I said your family and your ancestral house would walk before Me forever, the Lord now says, "No longer!" I will honor those who honor Me, but those who despise Me will be disgraced. " 'Look, the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your ancestral family, so that none in your family will reach old age. You will see distress [in the] place of worship, in spite of all that is good in Israel, and no one in your family will ever again reach old age. Any man from your [family] I do not cut off from My altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently. This will be the sign that will come to you concerning your two sons Hophni and Phinehas: both of them will die on the same day. " 'Then I will raise up a faithful priest for Myself. He will do whatever is in My heart and mind. I will establish a lasting dynasty for him, and he will walk before My anointed one for all time. Anyone who is left in your family will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread. He will say: Please appoint me to some priestly office so I can have a piece of bread to eat.' "

1 Samuel 4:10-22

So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and each man fled to his tent. The slaughter was severe-30,000 of the Israelite foot soldiers fell. The ark of God was captured, and Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, died. That same day, a Benjaminite man ran from the battle and came to Shiloh. His clothes were torn, and there was dirt on his head. read more.
When he arrived, there was Eli sitting on his chair beside the road watching, because he was anxious about the ark of God. When the man entered the city to give a report, the entire city cried out. Eli heard the outcry and asked, "Why this commotion?" The man quickly came and reported to Eli. At that time Eli was 98 years old, and his gaze was fixed because he couldn't see. The man said to Eli, "I'm the one who came from the battle. I fled from there today." "What happened, my son?" Eli asked. The messenger answered, "Israel has fled from the Philistines, and also there was a great slaughter among the people. Your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are both dead, and the ark of God has been captured." When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backwards off the chair by the city gate, and since he was old and heavy, his neck broke and he died. Eli had judged Israel 40 years. Eli's daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant and about to give birth. When she heard the news about the capture of God's ark and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband, she collapsed and gave birth because her labor pains came on her. As she was dying, the women taking care of her said, "Don't be afraid. You've given birth to a son!" But she did not respond, and did not pay attention. She named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," referring to the capture of the ark of God and to [the deaths of] her father-in-law and her husband. "The glory has departed from Israel," she said, "because the ark of God has been captured."

Parents » Who makes a glad father

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Paternal blessings of » isaac

Genesis 27:10-40

Then take it to your father to eat so that he may bless you before he dies." Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, "Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin. Suppose my father touches me. Then I will seem to be deceiving him, and I will bring a curse rather than a blessing on myself." read more.
His mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son. Just obey me and go get them for me." So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made the delicious food his father loved. Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were there at the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them. She put the goatskins on his hands and the smooth part of his neck. Then she handed the delicious food and the bread she had made to her son Jacob. When he came to his father, he said, "My father." And he answered, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?" Jacob replied to his father, "I am Esau, your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may bless me." But Isaac said to his son, "How did you ever find it so quickly, my son?" He replied, "Because the Lord your God worked it out for me." Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come closer so I can touch you, my son. Are you really my son Esau, or not?" So Jacob came closer to his father Isaac. When he touched him, he said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau." He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. Again he asked, "Are you really my son Esau?" And he replied, "I am." Then he said, "Serve me, and let me eat some of my son's game so that I can bless you." Jacob brought it to him, and he ate; he brought him wine, and he drank. 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. May God give to you- from the dew of the sky and from the richness of the land- an abundance of grain and new wine. May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brothers; may your mother's sons bow down to you. Those who curse you will be cursed, and those who bless you will be blessed. As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob and Jacob had left the presence of his father Isaac, his brother Esau arrived from the hunt. He had also made some delicious food and brought it to his father. Then he said to his father, "Let my father get up and eat some of his son's game, so that you may bless me." But his father Isaac said to him, "Who are you?" He answered, "I am Esau your firstborn son." Isaac began to tremble uncontrollably. "Who was it then," he said, "who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it all before you came in, and I blessed him. Indeed, he will be blessed!" When Esau heard his father's words, he cried out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me-me too, my father!" But he replied, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing." So he said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing." Then he asked, "Haven't you saved a blessing for me?" But Isaac answered Esau: "Look, I have made him a master over you, have given him all of his relatives as his servants, and have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then can I do for you, my son?" Esau said to his father, "Do you only have one blessing, my father? Bless me-me too, my father!" And Esau wept loudly. Then his father Isaac answered him: Look, your dwelling place will be away from the richness of the land, away from the dew of the sky above. You will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. But when you rebel, you will break his yoke from your neck.

Genesis 28:3-4

May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you so that you become an assembly of peoples. May God give you and your offspring the blessing of Abraham so that you may possess the land where you live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham."

Parents » Prayers » David, for solomon

1 Chronicles 29:19

Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commands, Your decrees, and Your statutes, and to build the temple for which I have made provision.

Parents » Paternal reproaches

Genesis 9:24-25

When Noah awoke from his drinking and learned what his youngest son had done to him, he said: Canaan will be cursed. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers.

Genesis 49:3-7

Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength and the firstfruits of my virility, excelling in prominence, excelling in power. Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel, because you got into your father's bed and you defiled it-he got into my bed. Simeon and Levi are brothers; their knives are vicious weapons. read more.
May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen. Their anger is cursed, for it is strong, and their fury, for it is cruel! I will disperse them throughout Jacob and scatter them throughout Israel.

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By stubbornness and sensuality

Deuteronomy 21:20

They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By lack of respect for

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Athaliah

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Manasseh

2 Chronicles 33:6

He passed his sons through the fire in the Valley of Hinnom. He practiced witchcraft, divination, and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did a great deal of evil in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him.

Parents » Partiality of » Rebekah for jacob

Genesis 25:28

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 27:6-17

Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said, 'Bring me some game and make some delicious food for me to eat so that I can bless you in the Lord's presence before I die.' Now obey every order I give you, my son. read more.
Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father-the kind he loves. Then take it to your father to eat so that he may bless you before he dies." Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, "Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin. Suppose my father touches me. Then I will seem to be deceiving him, and I will bring a curse rather than a blessing on myself." His mother said to him, "Your curse be on me, my son. Just obey me and go get them for me." So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made the delicious food his father loved. Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were there at the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them. She put the goatskins on his hands and the smooth part of his neck. Then she handed the delicious food and the bread she had made to her son Jacob.

Parents » Those that set light by their parents

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest. Rizpah, Aiah's daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » Rizpah's love for her sons

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and handed them over to the Gibeonites. They hanged them on the hill in the presence of the Lord; the seven of them died together. They were executed in the first days of the harvest at the beginning of the barley harvest. Rizpah, Aiah's daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To bring them to Christ

Matthew 19:13-14

Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them. Then Jesus said, "Leave the children alone, and don't try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this."

Parents » Good--exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 48:13-20

Then Joseph took them both-with his right hand Ephraim toward Israel's left, and with his left hand Manasseh toward Israel's right-and brought them to Israel. But Israel stretched out his right hand and put it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and crossing his hands, put his left on Manasseh's head, although Manasseh was the firstborn. Then he blessed Joseph and said: The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, read more.
the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm- may He bless these boys. And may they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they grow to be numerous within the land. When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he thought it was a mistake and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's. Joseph said to his father, "Not that way, my father! This one is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head." But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation." So he blessed them that day with these words: Israel will invoke blessings by you, saying, "May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh," putting Ephraim before Manasseh.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:19-20

[Suddenly], he complained to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told his servant, "Carry him to his mother." So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Disastrous results of

Parents » Prayers » David, for the life of his child

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By despising their mother

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By cursing their father

Parents » Bad--exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 20:33

Then Saul threw his spear at Jonathan to kill him, so he knew that his father was determined to kill David.

Parents » When faithful » Are blessed by their children

Parents » Those that rob their parents

Proverbs 28:24

The one who robs his father or mother
and says, “That’s no sin,”
is a companion to a man who destroys.

Parents » The father of the righteous

Parents » Who despises their mother

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » A home-made coat

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » A patrimony

Genesis 24:36

Sarah, my master’s wife, bore a son to my master in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns.

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Father of prodigal

Luke 15:12-13

The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.' So he distributed the assets to them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Eli

1 Samuel 3:13

I told him that I am going to judge his family forever because of the iniquity he knows about: his sons are defiling the sanctuary, and he has not stopped them.

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Parents » 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.

Parents » Prayers » The father, for the demoniac

Matthew 17:15

“Lord,” he said, “have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers severely. He often falls into the fire and often into the water.

Parents » Prayers » Abraham, for ishmael

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » Hagar's love for her child

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, “I can’t bear to watch the boy die!” So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:22

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The mother of samuel

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By disobedience

Parents » Good--exemplified » Mother of lemuel

Proverbs 31:1

The words of King Lemuel,
an oracle that his mother taught him:

Parents » Good--exemplified » Lois and eunice

Parents » Good--exemplified » Abraham

Parents » Good--exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:28

I now give the boy to the Lord. For as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.” Then he bowed in worship to the Lord there.

Parents » Who is the heaviness of their mother

Parents » What fathers should do

Parents » Fathers

Parents » Negligence of, sorely punished

1 Samuel 3:13

I told him that I am going to judge his family forever because of the iniquity he knows about: his sons are defiling the sanctuary, and he has not stopped them.

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » samuel

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » A type of God's bounty

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » A beautiful garment

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » Springs of water

Joshua 15:19

She replied, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me the springs of water also.” So he gave her the upper and lower springs.

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The mother's unforgettable love

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. “My lord, give her the living baby,” she said, “but please don’t have him killed!”But the other one said, “He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!”

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The mother's unforgettable love

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The mother of solomon's time

1 Kings 3:26

The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. “My lord, give her the living baby,” she said, “but please don’t have him killed!”But the other one said, “He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!”

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The shunammite mother

2 Kings 4:20

So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died.

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To pity them

Parents » Good--exemplified » Mother of moses

Exodus 2:2-3

The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Parents » Those that smite their parents

Parents » The time when parents forsake their children

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » David

1 Kings 1:6

But his father had never once reprimanded him by saying, “Why do you act this way?” In addition, he was quite handsome and was born after Absalom.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » The true mother of the infant brought to solomon

1 Kings 3:22-28

"No," the other woman said. "My son is the living one; your son is the dead one." The first woman said, "No, your son is the dead one; my son is the living one." So they argued before the king. The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.' " The king continued, "Bring me a sword." So they brought the sword to the king. read more.
Solomon said, "Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other." The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. "My lord, give her the living baby," she said, "but please don't have him killed!" But the other one said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut [him in two]!" The king responded, "Give the living baby to the first woman, and don't kill him. She is his mother." All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God's wisdom was in him to carry out justice.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Hagar

Genesis 21:15-16

When the water in the skin was gone, she left the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she said, "I can't [bear to] watch the boy die!" So as she sat nearby, she wept loudly.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » isaac

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.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Laban

Genesis 31:26-28

Then Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done? You have deceived me and taken my daughters away like prisoners of war! Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres, but you didn't even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters. You have acted foolishly.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Manoah

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.”

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Mother of micah

Judges 17:3

He returned the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I personally consecrate the silver to the Lord for my son’s benefit to make a carved image overlaid with silver.”

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

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

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The mother of moses

Exodus 2:3

But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The mother of jesus

John 19:25

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Parents » Paternal blessings of » Noah

Genesis 9:24-27

When Noah awoke from his drinking and learned what his youngest son had done to him, he said: Canaan will be cursed. He will be the lowest of slaves to his brothers. He also said: Praise the Lord, the God of Shem; Canaan will be his slave. read more.
God will extend Japheth; he will dwell in the tents of Shem; Canaan will be his slave.

Parents » Prayers » The syrophenician mother

Mark 7:26

Now the woman was Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to drive the demon out of her daughter.

Parents » Duty » To love

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By failure in providing for

Mark 7:11

But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban’” (that is, a gift committed to the temple),

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By strife in the household

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Rizpah

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah’s daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To love them

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Herodias

Mark 6:24

Then she went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?”“John the Baptist’s head!” she said.

Parents » The reward for parenting strange children

Hosea 5:7

They betrayed the Lord;
indeed, they gave birth to illegitimate children.
Now the New Moon will devour them
along with their fields.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Rebekah's mother

Genesis 24:55

But her brother and mother said, “Let the girl stay with us for about 10 days. Then she can go.”

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » The nobleman

John 4:49

“Sir,” the official said to Him, “come down before my boy dies!”

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Isaac and rebekah

Genesis 25:28

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:19

Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Naomi

Ruth 1:8-9

She said to them, "Each of you go back to your mother's home. May the Lord show faithful love to you as you have shown to the dead and to me. May the Lord enable each of you to find security in the house of your [new] husband." She kissed them, and they wept loudly.

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To tell them of God's judgments

Joel 1:3

Tell your children about it,
and let your children tell their children,
and their children the next generation.

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of hannah

Parents » Paternal blessings of » Abraham

Parents » Partiality of » Isaac for esau

Genesis 25:28

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Parents » Prayers » Job, for his children

Job 1:5

Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job’s regular practice.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Father of the demoniac

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » 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.”

Parents » Should pray for their children » When in temptation

Job 1:5

Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job’s regular practice.

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of job

Job 1:5

Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job’s regular practice.

Parents » Partiality of » Jacob for benjamin

Genesis 42:4

But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, “Something might happen to him.”

Parents » Indulgent » David

1 Kings 1:6

But his father had never once reprimanded him by saying, “Why do you act this way?” In addition, he was quite handsome and was born after Absalom.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Moses' mother

Partiality » Parents

Genesis 48:22

Over and above what I am giving your brothers, I am giving you the one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.”

1 Chronicles 26:10

Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

Genesis 25:28

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 33:2

He put the female slaves and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

More verses: Genesis 42:4

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Dishonouring Parents

Deuteronomy 21:20

They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’

Parents Sin

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

Wicked Children, Regard To Parents

1 Samuel 2:25

If a man sins against another man, God can intercede for him, but if a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to their father, since the Lord intended to kill them.

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