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Matthew 19:16-19

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,read more.
Honour thy father and thy mother, and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Mark 10:17-19

And as he was leaving to continue his way, there came one running, who kneeled before him and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Luke 18:18-20

And a certain prince asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? No one is good except one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth.

2 Timothy 3:1-2

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For there shall be men who are lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, evil speakers, disobedient to their parents, unthankful, impure,

Exodus 21:15-17

And he that smites his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. Likewise he that steals a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. In the same manner he that curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

When anyone has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother and when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them, 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; and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not hear our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.read more.
Then all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, and he shall die; so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear and fear.

Ezekiel 22:7

In thee they have despised father and mother; in the midst of thee they have dealt by oppression with the stranger; in thee they have vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Matthew 15:1-9

Then certain scribes and Pharisees of Jerusalem came unto Jesus, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother, and, He that curses father or mother, let him die without recourse. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, Whatever I might have helped thee with is already my offering unto God, and now has no need to honour his father or his mother with succour. Thus ye have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth and honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

Mark 7:1-13

Then came together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.read more.
And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And there are many other things which they took upon themselves to hold such as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels and of tables.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders but eat bread with unwashed hands? He answered and said unto them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they honor me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do. And he also said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother, and, Whosoever curses father or mother shall most definitely die. But ye say, It is enough if a man shall say to his father or mother, It is all Corban, (that is to say, my gift to God) whatever with which thou mightest be profited by me. And ye suffer him to do no more for his father or for his mother, invalidating the word of God with your tradition, which ye have given; and many such like things do ye.

Romans 1:28-32

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a perverse understanding, to do those things which are not convenient, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,read more.
without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, without mercy. Who having understood the righteousness of God, they did not understand that those who do such things are worthy of death, not only those that do the same, but even those who encourage those that do them.

Luke 21:16-17

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren and kinsfolk and friends, and some of you they shall cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

Zechariah 13:2-3

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of the hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no longer be remembered; and I will also cause the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness to be cut off out of the land. And it shall come to pass, that when anyone else shall prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD; and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesies.

Deuteronomy 33:8-11

And to Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah, who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen them; neither did he acknowledge his brethren nor know his own children; therefore, they shall keep thy word and guard thy covenant. They shall teach Jacob thy judgments and Israel thy law; they shall put incense before thy nostrils and a perfect sacrifice upon thine altar.read more.
Bless, O LORD, his ministry, and take pleasure in the work of his hands; smite through the loins of those that rise up against him and of those that hate him that they may never rise again.

Luke 18:28-30

Then Peter said, Behold, we have left all and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no one that has left house or parents or brethren or wife or children for the kingdom of God's sake who shall not receive manifold more in this present time and in the age to come, eternal life.

Matthew 19:27-29

Then Peter answered and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that has forsaken houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my name's sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life.

Mark 10:28-30

Then Peter began to say unto him, Behold, we have left all and have followed thee. And answering him, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no one that has left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake and the gospel's who shall not receive one hundredfold now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.

John 9:1-3

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Exodus 20:5-6

Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:9-10

Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me and showing mercy unto thousands, to those that love me and keep my commandments.

Job 21:19-21

God shall lay up his violence for their sons; and he will reward him so that he shall know it. His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty. For what delight shall he have in his house after him, being cut off in the number of his months?

Ezekiel 18:1-4

The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, What mean ye, that ye use this saying concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge? As I live, said the Lord GOD, ye shall never again have reason to use this saying in Israel.read more.
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine; the soul that sins, it shall die.

Proverbs 23:24-25

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bore thee shall rejoice.

1 Samuel 22:3-4

And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab, and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth and be with you until I know what God will make of me. And he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the fortress.

Joshua 2:8-20

And before they went to sleep, she came up unto them upon the roof; and she said unto the men, I know that the LORD has given you this land because the fear of you has fallen upon us and all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you when ye came out of Egypt and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites that were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.read more.
Hearing this has melted our heart, neither has there remained any more spirit in any man because of you, for the LORD your God is God above in the heavens and in the earth beneath. Now, therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD since I have showed you mercy that ye will also do the same unto my father's house, of which thou shalt give me a true sign, and that ye will save alive my father and my mother and my brethren and my sisters and all that they have and deliver our lives from death. And the men answered her, Our life for yours if ye do not declare this our business. And it shall be when the LORD has given us the land, that we will deal with thee according to mercy and truth. Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. And she said unto them, Go to the mountain lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers have returned; and afterwards ye may go your way. And the men said unto her, We will be exempted of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear in the following manner. Behold, when we come into the land, thou shall have bound this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by, and thou shall have brought thy father and thy mother and thy brethren and all thy father's household home unto thee. And it shall be that whoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his own head, and we will be guiltless; and whoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head if any hand touches him. And if thou should declare this our business, then we will be exempted of thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

Joshua 6:22-23

But Joshua said unto the two men that had spied out the land, Go into the harlot's house and bring the woman out of there with all that she has, as ye swore unto her. And the young men that were spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brethren and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred and put them outside in the camp of Israel.

Leviticus 21:1-2

And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and tell them to not be defiled for the dead among his people. But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother and for his father and for his son and for his daughter and for his brother

Leviticus 21:10-11

And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head nor rend his clothes; neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father or for his mother;

Numbers 6:2-7

Speak unto the sons of Israel and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to dedicate themselves unto the LORD, they shall separate themselves from wine and strong drink and shall drink no vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall they drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes or dried. All the days of their Nazariteship they shall eat nothing that is made of the wine vine, from the kernels even to the husk.read more.
All the days of the vow of their Nazariteship no razor shall come upon their head, until the days are fulfilled of their separation unto the LORD; they shall be holy and shall let the locks of the hair of their head grow. All the days that they separate themselves unto the LORD they shall come in unto no dead body. They shall not make themselves unclean for their father or for their mother, for their brother or for their sister, when they die because the consecration of their God is upon their head.

Deuteronomy 21:10-13

When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God has delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, and seest among the captives a beautiful woman and hast a desire unto her that thou would have her to thy wife, then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head and pare her nails,read more.
and she shall put off the clothing of her captivity and shall remain in thine house and bewail her father and her mother a full month, and after that thou shalt go in unto her and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.

Ezekiel 44:25

And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves; but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that has had no husband, they may defile themselves.

Genesis 2:21-24

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his sides and closed up the flesh in its place; and the LORD God built that which he had taken from the side of the man into a woman and brought her unto the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.read more.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:3-6

Then the Pharisees came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female? And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh.read more.
Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

Mark 10:2-9

And the Pharisees came to him and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.read more.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this commandment. But at the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall join to his wife; and they that were two shall be made one flesh, so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives even as the Christ also loved the congregation and gave himself for her, that he might sanctify and cleanse her in the washing of water by the word, that he might present her glorious for himself, a congregation , not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.read more.
So ought husbands to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it even as the Lord with his congregation : For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the congregation . Nevertheless, let each one of you do likewise, let each one so love his wife even as himself, and let the wife see that she reverences her husband.

Deuteronomy 22:13-19

When any man takes a wife and after having gone in unto her, hates her and gives occasions of speech against her and brings up an evil name upon her and says, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a virgin, then shall the father of the damsel and her mother take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate.read more.
And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hates her; and, behold, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a virgin; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. Then the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; and they shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver and give them unto the father of the damsel because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel; and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.

Judges 14:1-3

And as Samson went down to Timnath, he saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up and told his father and his mother, saying, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore get her for me to wife. Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren or among all my people that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleases me well.

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Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Parents

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Duty » Parents » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

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

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him and bring him out unto the elders of his city and unto the gate of his place;

Duty » Parents » To train

Isaiah 38:19

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

Lamentations 2:19

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

Duty » Parents » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of only one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Duty » Parents » To provide for

Duty » Parents » To love

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Influence » Good » Parents

1 Kings 22:52

And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin,

Matthew 14:8

And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a platter.

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said unto their sons in the wilderness: Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their laws, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

2 Chronicles 22:3

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the imagination of their own heart and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them,

More verses: Amos 2:4

Mizpah » A city » David » Takes care » Parents

1 Samuel 22:3-4

And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab, and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth and be with you until I know what God will make of me. And he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the fortress.

Parents » Prayers » Sorrow

2 Samuel 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Parents » Prayers » Sins of parents visited upon the children

Isaiah 14:21

Prepare slaughter for his sons for the iniquity of their fathers that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

Exodus 20:5

Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Exodus 34:7

keeping mercy for thousands, letting go of iniquity and rebellion and sin; and by no means will I absolve the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the sons' sons, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Numbers 14:18

The LORD is longsuffering and of great mercy, letting go of iniquity and transgression and absolving, but by no means absolving the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generations.

Numbers 14:33

And your children shall be shepherded in the wilderness forty years and bear your fornications until your carcasses are wasted in the wilderness.

Parents » Honoring your parents

Ephesians 6:2-3

Honour thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth.

Parents » Duty » Example, good

2 Chronicles 17:3

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father David and sought not unto the Baalim

1 Kings 9:4

And if thou wilt walk before me as David, thy father walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, keeping my statutes and my rights,

2 Chronicles 20:32

And he walked in the way of Asa, his father, and did not depart from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 26:4

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 27:2

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » Partiality

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

1 Chronicles 26:10

Of Hosah, of the sons of Merari: Simri, the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief)

Genesis 25:28

And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 33:2

And he put the handmaids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

More verses: Genesis 42:4

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » Obedience to

Proverbs 7:1

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

More verses: Colossians 3:20

Parents » Duty to » Filial obedience encouraged

Proverbs 7:1

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

More verses: Colossians 3:20

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

1 Kings 22:52

And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin,

Matthew 14:8

And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a platter.

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said unto their sons in the wilderness: Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their laws, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

2 Chronicles 22:3

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the imagination of their own heart and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them,

More verses: Amos 2:4

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Joy

Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproaches me.

Luke 15:23-24

and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

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

Parents » Curses entailed

Exodus 20:5

Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Leviticus 20:5

then I will set my face against that man and against his family and will cut him off with all those that fornicated after him, prostituting themselves after Molech.

Isaiah 14:20

Thou shalt not be numbered with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of evildoers shall not be forever.

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the imagination of their own heart and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them,

More verses: Ezekiel 16:44

Parents » Prayers » Solicitude

Genesis 37:14

And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it is well with thy brethren and well with the sheep and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

1 Samuel 10:2

When thou art departed from me today, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou didst go to seek are found, and thy father has left the care of the asses and sorrows for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?

2 Samuel 18:29

And the king said, Is the young man Absalom at peace? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent the king's slave, and me thy slave, I saw a great tumult, but I did not know what it was.

Esther 2:11

And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house to know the peace of Esther and what was done with her.

Parents » Those that curse their parents

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » 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 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2 Samuel 12:18-23

And it came to pass on the seventh day that the child died. And the slaves of David feared to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice; how much more will it trouble him if we tell him that the child is dead? But when David saw that his slaves whispered, David understood that the child was dead; therefore, David said unto his slaves, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes and came into the house of the LORD and worshipped. Then he came to his own house; and when he asked, they set bread before him, and he ate. read more.
Then his slaves said unto him, What is this that thou hast done? Thou didst fast and weep for the child while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he replied, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will have mercy on me, that the child may live? But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2 Samuel 18:12-13

And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in my hand, yet I would not put forth my hand against the king's son, for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that no one touch the young man Absalom. Otherwise, I should have wrought falsehood against my own soul (for there is no matter hid from the king), and thou thyself would have set thyself against me.

2 Samuel 14:33

So Joab came to the king and told him. Then he called Absalom, who came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king; and the king kissed Absalom.

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of david

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.

1 Chronicles 29:19

Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

1 Chronicles 17:16-27

And David, the king, came and sat before the LORD and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me here? And yet this was a small thing in thy eyes, O God, for thou hast also spoken of thy slave's house for a great while to come and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God. What more can David add asking thee to glorify thy slave? For thou knowest thy slave. read more.
O LORD, for thy slave's sake and according to thy own heart, thou hast done all this greatness, in making known all thy great things. O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to ransom to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out the Gentiles from before thy people, whom thou didst redeem out of Egypt? For thy people Israel didst thou make thy own people for ever, and thou, LORD, didst become their God. Therefore, now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy slave and concerning his house be established for ever and do as thou hast said. Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, that it may be said, The LORD of the hosts, God of Israel, is God unto Israel; and let the house of David thy slave be established before thee. For thou, O my God, hast told thy slave that thou wilt build him a house; therefore, thy slave has found in his heart to pray before thee. And now, LORD, thou art God and hast promised this goodness unto thy slave; now it has pleased thee to bless the house of thy slave, that it may be before thee for ever; for thou, O LORD, hast blessed it, and it shall be blessed for ever.

2 Samuel 7:25-29

And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy slave and concerning his house, raise it up for ever and do as thou hast said. For thus shall thy name be magnified for ever that it may be said, The LORD of the hosts is God over Israel and that the house of thy slave David be established before thee. For thou, O LORD of the hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy slave, saying, I will build thee a house. Therefore, thy slave has found it in his heart to pray this prayer in thy presence. read more.
And now, O Lord GOD, thou art God, and thy words shall be firm, and thou hast spoken this goodness unto thy slave. Therefore, now let it please thee to bless the house of thy slave that it may continue for ever before thee, for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it, and with thy blessing the house of thy slave shall be blessed for ever.

Parents » Duty » To teach

Deuteronomy 6:20

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

Deuteronomy 21:19

then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him and bring him out unto the elders of his city and unto the gate of his place;

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » jacob

Genesis 42:4

But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure disaster befall him.

Genesis 37:3-4

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other sons because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 45:26-28

and told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is lord over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he did not believe them. And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them; and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived: Then Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.

Genesis 43:13-14

Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man. And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may let your other brother go, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my sons, I am bereaved.

More verses: Genesis 48:10-11

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

Isaiah 38:19

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

Parents » Should pray for their children » When in sickness

John 4:46

So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.

Mark 5:23

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

John 4:49

The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down before my child dies.

Parents » Duty » To train

Isaiah 38:19

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

Lamentations 2:19

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

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » David

2 Samuel 18:5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2 Samuel 13:39

And King David longed to see Absalom, for he was now comforted concerning Amnon, who was dead.

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

Job 42:15

And in all the land no women were found as beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » jacob

Genesis 37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

Genesis 42:38

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

Genesis 46:30

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

Parents » Sins of, visited on their children

Exodus 20:5

Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Isaiah 14:20

Thou shalt not be numbered with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of evildoers shall not be forever.

Parents » When faithful » Leave a blessing to their children

Isaiah 65:23

They shall not labour in vain, nor give birth with fear; for their births are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring shall be with them.

Proverbs 11:21

No matter how many covenants he has made with death, the wicked shall not be absolved, but the seed of the righteous shall escape.

Parents » Prayers » Pride

Matthew 20:21

And he said unto her, What dost thou desire? She said unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit the one on thy right hand and the other on the left in thy kingdom.

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches and the multitude of his sons and all the things in which the king had promoted him and how he had advanced him above the princes and slaves of the king.

Parents » Receive their children from God

Genesis 33:5

And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given thy slave.

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

Deuteronomy 32:46

and he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I protest against you today, to command them unto your children and keep and fulfil all the words of this law.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Mary

Matthew 12:46

While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him.

John 19:25

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

John 2:5

His mother said unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Luke 2:48

And when they saw him, they were amazed; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

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

1 Chronicles 29:19

Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, 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

Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Arise, go to Padanaram to the house of Bethuel, thy mother's father, and take thee a wife from there of the daughters of Laban, thy mother's brother.

Genesis 24:1-4

And Abraham was old and well stricken in age, and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest slave of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; read more.
but thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

Parents » Duty » To control

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of only one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

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

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of only one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Parents » Good--exemplified » 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 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

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 said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a young man of his old age, yet a lad; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.

Genesis 44:30

Now therefore when I come to thy slave my father, and the lad is not with us, seeing that his soul is bound up in the lad's soul,

Parents » When wicked » Instruct their children in evil

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that ye have been ransomed from your vain conversation (which you received from your fathers), not with corruptible things like silver and gold,

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the imagination of their own heart and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them,

Parents » Covenant, benefits of, entailed on children

Genesis 6:18

But with thee I will establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee.

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon those that fear him, and his righteousness unto the children's children,

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 that thou may tell in the ears of thy sons and of thy son's sons the things I did in Egypt and my signs which I gave among them and that ye may know that I am the LORD.

Psalm 78:4

We will not hide them from their sons, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done.

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

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said unto their sons in the wilderness: Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, neither keep their laws, nor defile yourselves with their idols:

Amos 2:4

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Judah and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they have despised the law of the LORD and have not kept his statutes, and their lies caused them to err after which their fathers have walked:

Parents » Examples of fathers' love » Jairus

Mark 5:23

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

Parents » Paternal blessings of » jacob

Genesis 48:15-20

And he blessed Joseph and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel who frees me from all evil, bless these young men, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Then Joseph seeing that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. read more.
And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused and said, I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of Gentiles. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh. And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Genesis 49:1-28

And Jacob called unto his sons and said, Gather yourselves together that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together and hear, ye sons of Jacob, and hearken unto Israel your father. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, principal in dignity, and the principal in power. read more.
Unstable as water, thou shalt not be principal because thou didst go up to thy father's bed; then thou became defiled, going up to my couch. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of injustice are their weapons. Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel. Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father's sons shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not be taken from Judah, nor the lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh comes; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine and his ass's colt unto the choice roots; he washed his garments in wine and his covering in the blood of grapes; His eyes red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. Zebulun shall dwell at the port of the sea; and he shall be for a port of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens; and he saw that rest was good and the land that it was pleasant and bowed his shoulder to bear and became a servant unto tribute. Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have waited for thy saving health, O LORD. Gad, an army shall invade him, but he shall invade at the last. Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield delight unto the king. Naphtali is a hind let loose, who shall give forth a good word. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a fountain, whose daughters run over the wall. The arches have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty one of Jacob; from there did the stone of Israel shepherd, by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of the heavens above, with blessings of the deep that lies under, with blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The blessings of thy father were greater than the blessings of my progenitors; unto the borders of the eternal hills they shall be upon the head of Joseph and on the crown of the Nazarite of his brethren. Benjamin, ravening wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and in the evening he shall divide the spoil. All these were the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke unto them and blessed them; each one according to his blessing he blessed them.

Parents » Partiality of » Jacob for joseph

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Genesis 33:2

And he put the handmaids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Parents » Indulgent » Eli

1 Samuel 3:13-14

For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows of (because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them). And therefore, I have sworn unto the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be reconciled, not with sacrifices nor with presents for ever.

1 Samuel 2:27-36

And a man of God came unto Eli and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I not plainly appear unto the house of thy father when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharaoh? And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me, and I gave unto the house of thy father all the offerings on fire of the sons of Israel. Why do ye trample my sacrifices and my offerings which I have commanded to be offered in my tabernacle and honor thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people? read more.
Therefore, the LORD God of Israel said, I had said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever, but now the LORD said, It shall never be; for those that honor me I will honor, and those that lightly esteem me shall be vile. Behold, the days come that I will cut off thine arm and the arm of thy father's house that there shall not be an old man in thy house. And thou shalt see a competitor in my tabernacle in all the things in which I shall do good unto Israel, and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever. I shall not totally cut off all thy men from my altar to consume thine eyes and to grieve thy soul, and all the increase of thy house shall die as young men. And this shall be a sign unto thee that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall both die. And I will raise me up a faithful priest that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind, and I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before my anointed for ever. And it shall come to pass that every one that is left in thy house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into some aspect of the priesthood that I may eat a piece of bread.

Parents » Involved in children's wickedness

1 Samuel 2:27-36

And a man of God came unto Eli and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I not plainly appear unto the house of thy father when they were in Egypt in the house of Pharaoh? And I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me, and I gave unto the house of thy father all the offerings on fire of the sons of Israel. Why do ye trample my sacrifices and my offerings which I have commanded to be offered in my tabernacle and honor thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people? read more.
Therefore, the LORD God of Israel said, I had said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever, but now the LORD said, It shall never be; for those that honor me I will honor, and those that lightly esteem me shall be vile. Behold, the days come that I will cut off thine arm and the arm of thy father's house that there shall not be an old man in thy house. And thou shalt see a competitor in my tabernacle in all the things in which I shall do good unto Israel, and there shall not be an old man in thy house for ever. I shall not totally cut off all thy men from my altar to consume thine eyes and to grieve thy soul, and all the increase of thy house shall die as young men. And this shall be a sign unto thee that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they shall both die. And I will raise me up a faithful priest that shall do according to that which is in my heart and in my mind, and I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before my anointed for ever. And it shall come to pass that every one that is left in thy house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into some aspect of the priesthood that I may eat a piece of bread.

1 Samuel 4:10-22

And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled each one into his tent, and there was a very great slaughter, for thirty thousand footmen of Israel fell. And the ark of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain. And running out of the battle, a man of Benjamin came to Shiloh that same day with his clothes rent and with earth upon his head. read more.
And when he came, behold Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city and gave the news, all the city cried out. And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What is the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily and told Eli. Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes had become dim so that he could not see. And the man said unto Eli, I come from the battle; I fled today out of the army. And he said unto him, What has happened, my son? And the messenger answered and said, Israel fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God was taken. And it came to pass when he made mention of the ark of God, Eli fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck broke, and he died; for he was an old man and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas's wife, was with child, near to be delivered, and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed, for her pains had come upon her. And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not, for thou hast given birth to a son. But she did not answer, neither did she regard it. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel! (Because the ark of God was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.) Therefore, she said, The glory is departed from Israel, for the ark of God is taken.

Parents » Who makes a glad father

Parents » Duty » To provide for

Parents » Paternal blessings of » isaac

Genesis 27:10-40

and thou shalt bring it to thy father that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau, my brother, is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man; my father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon myself, and not a blessing. read more.
And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice and go bring me them. And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved. And Rebekah took good clothes of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob, her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands and upon the smooth of his neck, and she gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. And he came unto his father and said, My father, and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn; I have done according as thou didst command me; arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. Then Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank. 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. Therefore let God give thee of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of wheat and new wine. Let the peoples serve thee and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee; cursed be every one that curses thee, and blessed be he that blesses thee. And it came to pass as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. And he also had made savory food and brought it unto his father and said unto his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. Then Isaac trembled very exceedingly and said, Who is he that has taken venison and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest? I have blessed him and he shall be blessed. And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. And he said, Thy brother came with deceit and has taken away thy blessing. And he said, Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times; he took away my birthright, and, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren I have given to him for slaves, and with wheat and new wine I have sustained him. What shall I do now unto thee, my son? And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. Then Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth and of the dew of the heavens from above, and by thy sword shalt thou live and shalt serve thy brother; yet there shall be a time when thou shalt have dominion, and thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Genesis 28:3-4

And may God Almighty bless thee and make thee fruitful and multiply thee that thou may be a congregation of peoples and give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee; that thou may inherit the land in which thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

Parents » Prayers » David, for solomon

1 Chronicles 29:19

Likewise, give unto Solomon, my son, a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision.

Parents » Paternal reproaches

Genesis 9:24-25

And Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be unto his brethren.

Genesis 49:3-7

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, principal in dignity, and the principal in power. Unstable as water, thou shalt not be principal because thou didst go up to thy father's bed; then thou became defiled, going up to my couch. Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of injustice are their weapons. read more.
Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall. Cursed be their anger, which is strong, and their wrath, which is hard; I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

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

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not hear our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.

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

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Athaliah

2 Chronicles 22:3

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Manasseh

2 Chronicles 33:6

And he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the sons of Hinnom; he also observed times, used enchantments, and was given over to witchcraft, consulting with spiritists and with diviners; he multiplied in doing much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

Parents » Partiality of » Rebekah for jacob

Genesis 25:28

And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 27:6-17

Then Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau, thy brother, saying, Bring me venison and make me savoury food that I may eat and bless thee before the LORD before my death. Now, therefore, my son, hearken unto my voice according to that which I command thee. read more.
Go now to the flock and bring me from there two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loves; and thou shalt bring it to thy father that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death. And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau, my brother, is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man; my father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon myself, and not a blessing. And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice and go bring me them. And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved. And Rebekah took good clothes of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob, her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands and upon the smooth of his neck, and she gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of 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 he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they disjointed them hanging them from a tree in the hill before the LORD; and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

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

2 Samuel 21:9-10

and he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they disjointed them hanging them from a tree in the hill before the LORD; and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

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

Matthew 19:13-14

Then were there brought unto him little children that he should put his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Joseph

Genesis 48:13-20

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand and brought them near unto him. Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands with understanding; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long unto this day, read more.
the Angel who frees me from all evil, bless these young men, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Then Joseph seeing that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused and said, I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of Gentiles. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh. And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:19-20

And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a servant, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees 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

And Saul cast a spear at him to smite him whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

Parents » When faithful » Are blessed by their children

Parents » Those that rob their parents

Proverbs 28:24

Whosoever robs his father or his mother and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of the destroyer.

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

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Parents » Parental gifts » expression of love » A patrimony

Genesis 24:36

And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old, unto whom he has given all that he has.

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

Luke 15:12-13

and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of the estate that falls to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country and there wasted his estate with riotous living.

Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » Eli

1 Samuel 3:13

For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows of (because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them).

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

Genesis 21:16

And she went and sat her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him and lifted up her voice and wept.

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

Matthew 15:22

And, behold, a woman of Canaan having come out of the same borders cried unto him, saying, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me; my daughter is sick, possessed by a demon.

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

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Parents » 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.

Parents » Prayers » The father, for the demoniac

Matthew 17:15

Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic and suffers miserably; for many times he has fallen 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

And she went and sat her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him and lifted up her voice and wept.

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

Matthew 15:22

And, behold, a woman of Canaan having come out of the same borders cried unto him, saying, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me; my daughter is sick, possessed by a demon.

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

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Parents » Dishonouring parents, different ways of » By disobedience

Parents » Good--exemplified » Mother of lemuel

Proverbs 31:1

The words of King Lemuel, the prophecy with which his mother taught him.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Lois and eunice

Parents » Good--exemplified » Abraham

Parents » Good--exemplified » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:28

Therefore, I also have given him back to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall belong to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

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Parents » Negligence of, sorely punished

1 Samuel 3:13

For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows of (because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain 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

And she answered, Give me a blessing, for thou hast given me a dry land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs and the 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

Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

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

2 Kings 4:20

And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees 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

Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

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

2 Kings 4:20

And when he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees 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

who conceived and gave birth to a son, and seeing that he was beautiful, she hid him three months. And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes and daubed it with slime and with pitch and put the child in it, and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.

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Parents » Indulgence of children, examples of » David

1 Kings 1:6

And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was very handsome; and he had begotten him after Absalom.

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

1 Kings 3:22-28

And the other woman said, No, but my son is alive, and thy son is dead. And this one said, No, but thy son is dead, and my son is alive. Thus they spoke before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that is alive, and thy son is dead. And the other saith, No; but thy son is dead, and my son is alive. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. read more.
And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other. Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, for she is its mother. And all Israel heard of that judgment which the king had judged, and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to judge.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Hagar

Genesis 21:15-16

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under a tree. And she went and sat her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him and lifted up her voice and wept.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » isaac

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.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Laban

Genesis 31:26-28

And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away my heart and carried away my daughters as captives taken with the sword? Why didst thou flee away secretly and steal away from me and didst not tell me that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs with tambourine and with harp? And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

Parents » Good--exemplified » Manoah

Judges 13:8

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

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Mother of micah

Judges 17:3

And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had completely dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for thee, my son, to make thee a graven image and a molten image; now therefore, I will restore it unto thee.

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

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes and daubed it with slime and with pitch and put the child in it, and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.

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

John 19:25

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, 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

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes and daubed it with slime and with pitch and put the child in it, and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.

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

John 19:25

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

Parents » Paternal blessings of » Noah

Genesis 9:24-27

And Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his slave. read more.
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his slave.

Parents » Prayers » The syrophenician mother

Mark 7:26

the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation, and she besought him that he would cast forth 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 ye say, It is enough if a man shall say to his father or mother, It is all Corban, (that is to say, my gift to God) whatever with which thou mightest be profited by me.

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

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Rizpah

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

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

Parents » Bad--exemplified » Herodias

Mark 6:24

And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

Parents » The reward for parenting strange children

Hosea 5:7

They have rebelled against the LORD; for they have begotten strange sons; now a month shall devour them with their portions.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Rebekah's mother

Genesis 24:55

Then her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » The nobleman

John 4:49

The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down before my child dies.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Isaac and rebekah

Genesis 25:28

And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Hannah

1 Samuel 2:19

Moreover his mother made him a little coat and brought it to him each year when she came up with her husband to offer the accustomed sacrifice.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Naomi

Ruth 1:8-9

And Naomi said unto her two daughters-in-law, Go, return each of you to thy mother's house; the LORD deal with you in mercy as ye have dealt with the dead and with me. The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voice and wept.

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

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of hannah

Parents » Paternal blessings of » Abraham

Parents » Partiality of » Isaac for esau

Genesis 25:28

And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Parents » Prayers » Job, for his children

Job 1:5

And it was so, when the days of their banquets were over, that Job sent and sanctified them and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and blasphemed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Father of the demoniac

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Jairus

Mark 5:23

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

Parents » Should pray for their children » When in temptation

Job 1:5

And it was so, when the days of their banquets were over, that Job sent and sanctified them and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and blasphemed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Parents » Prayers on behalf of children » Of job

Job 1:5

And it was so, when the days of their banquets were over, that Job sent and sanctified them and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and blasphemed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Parents » Partiality of » Jacob for benjamin

Genesis 42:4

But Jacob did not send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure disaster befall him.

Parents » Indulgent » David

1 Kings 1:6

And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was very handsome; and he had begotten him after Absalom.

Parents » Parental affection exemplified by » Moses' mother

Partiality » Parents

Genesis 48:22

Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

1 Chronicles 26:10

Of Hosah, of the sons of Merari: Simri, the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief)

Genesis 25:28

And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 33:2

And he put the handmaids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

More verses: Genesis 42:4

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » Cursing » Parents

Sorrow » Godly » Parents

2 Samuel 18:33

Then the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept; and as he went, he said this: O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! I would rather have died instead of thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

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Dishonouring Parents

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not hear our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.

Parents Sin

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him who is righteous, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him who is wicked.

Wicked Children, Regard To Parents

1 Samuel 2:25

If one man sins against another, the judges shall judge him, but if someone sins against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they did not hearken unto the voice of their father because the LORD had already decided to kill them.