1 Corinthians 4:15
You may have 10,000 mentors who work for the Messiah, but not many fathers. For in the Messiah Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
And don't call anyone on earth "Father,' because you have only one Father, the one in heaven.
As a result, it wasn't you who sent me here, but God himself! He established me as a father-figure to Pharaoh himself! I'm in charge of his entire palace and ruler over the entire land of Egypt.
So Micah replied, "Come live with me! You can be a spiritual father to me, as well as a priest. I'll pay you ten silver coins a year, plus a priestly uniform and an income." So the descendant of Levi moved in.
They told him, "Shut up and keep quiet. Come with us and be our spiritual father and priest. It's better for you, isn't it, to be a priest to an entire tribe and family in Israel than to be priest to the home of one man?"
I was a father to the needy; I diligently inquired into the case of those I didn't know.
who say to a tree, "You are my father,' and to a stone, "You gave birth to me.' They have turned their back to me, but not their faces. In the time of their trouble, they'll say, "Rise up! Deliver us!'"
You are to declare, "This is what the Lord GOD says to Jerusalem: "Your birth place was the territory that belonged to the Canaanites. Your father was an Ammonite and your mother was a Hittite.
You're the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and children. You're the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children.
Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the ancestor of those who live in tents and herd livestock.
His brother was named Jubal; he became the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and the flute.
and I'll clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him. I'll transfer your authority to him, and he'll be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
2 Kings 2:12
As Elisha continued to watch, he cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots of Israel and its cavalry!" Then he did not see Elijah anymore.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children.
1 Timothy 5:1
Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like brothers,
1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, because you have overcome the evil one.
1 John 2:14
I have written to you, little children, because you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, because you are strong and because God's word remains in you and you have overcome the evil one.