'Father' in the Bible
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
And the Lord God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit], to know [how to distinguish between] good and evil and blessing and calamity; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever -- "
To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methusael, and Methusael the father of Lamech.
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have cattle and purchase possessions.
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan [born later].
And Ham, the father of Canaan, glanced at and saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.
So Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon the shoulders of both, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.
Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first to be a mighty man on the earth.
And Egypt [Mizraim] became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
Canaan became the father of Sidon his firstborn, Heth [the Hittites],
Arpachshad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah became the father of Eber.
This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the flood.
When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of [at different times], Abram and Nahor and Haran, [his firstborn].
Now this is the history of the descendants of Terah. Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.
Haran died before his father Terah [died] in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.
As for Me, behold, My covenant (solemn pledge) is with you, and you shall be the father of many nations.
Nor shall your name any longer be Abram [high, exalted father]; but your name shall be Abraham [father of a multitude], for I have made you the father of many nations.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
The elder said to the younger, Our father is aging, and there is not a man on earth to live with us in the customary way.
Come, let us make our father drunk with wine, and we will lie with him, so that we may preserve offspring (our race) through our father.
And they made their father drunk with wine that night, and the older went in and lay with her father; and he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she arose.
Then the next day the firstborn said to the younger, See here, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drunk with wine tonight also, and then you go in and lie with him, so that we may preserve offspring (our race) through our father.
And they made their father drunk with wine again that night, and the younger arose and lay with him; and he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she arose.
Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
The older bore a son, and named him Moab [of a father]; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
The younger also bore a son and named him Ben-ammi [son of my people]; he is the father of the Ammonites to this day.
But truly, she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father but not of my mother; and she became my wife.
And Isaac said to Abraham, My father! And he said, Here I am, my son. [Isaac] said, See, here are the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt sacrifice?
Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,
Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
And this is the history of the descendants of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham was the father of Isaac.
Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had closed and filled with earth.
And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them.
And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will favor you with blessings and multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham.
Rebekah said to Jacob her younger son, See here, I heard your father say to Esau your brother,
Go now to the flock, and from it bring me two good and suitable kids; and I will make them into appetizing meat for your father, such as he loves.
And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat and declare his blessing upon you before his death.
Suppose my father feels me; I will seem to him to be a cheat and an imposter, and I will bring [his] curse on me and not [his] blessing.
So [Jacob] went, got [the kids], and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared appetizing meat with a delightful odor, such as his father loved.
So he went to his father and said, My father. And he said, Here am I; who are you, my son?
And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done what you told me to do. Now sit up and eat of my game, so that you may proceed to bless me.
So Jacob went near to Isaac, and his father felt him and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Then his father Isaac said, Come near and kiss me, my son.
As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob and Jacob was scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
Esau had also prepared savory food and brought it to his father and said to him, Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me.
And Isaac his father said to him, Who are you? And he replied, I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and bitter cry and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father!
Esau said to his father, Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father! And Esau lifted up [could not control] his voice and wept aloud.
Then Isaac his father answered, Your [blessing and] dwelling shall all come from the fruitfulness of the earth and from the dew of the heavens above;
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are very near. When [he is gone] I will kill my brother Jacob.
Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father, and take from there as a wife one of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan-aram.
Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father.
And behold, the Lord stood over and beside him and said, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father [forefather] and the God of Isaac; I will give to you and to your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Jacob told Rachel he was her father's relative, Rebekah's son; and she ran and told her father.
Jacob heard Laban's sons complaining, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; he has acquired all this wealth and honor from what belonged to our father.
And he said to them, I see how your father looks at me, that he is not [friendly] toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
You know that I have served your father with all my might and power.
But your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.
Thus God has taken away the flocks of your father and given them to me.
For all the riches which God has taken from our father are ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do it.
And he drove away all his livestock and all his gain which he had gotten, the livestock he had obtained and accumulated in Padan-aram, to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
It is in my power to do you harm; but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Be careful that you do not speak from good to bad to Jacob [peaceably, then violently].
And [Rachel] said to her father, Do not be displeased, my lord, that I cannot rise up before you, for the period of women is upon me and I am unwell. And he searched, but did not find the gods.
And if the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Dread [lest he should fall] and Fear [lest he offend] of Isaac, had not been with me, surely you would have sent me away now empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and humiliation and the [wearying] labor of my hands and rebuked you last night.
The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, and the god [the object of worship] of their father [Terah, an idolator], judge between us. But Jacob swore [only] by [the one true God] the Dread and Fear of his father Isaac.
Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord Who said to me, Return to your country and to your people and I will do you good,
Then he bought the piece of land on which he had encamped from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.
And Shechem said to his father Hamor, Get me this girl to be my wife.
But Hamor father of Shechem went out to Jacob to have a talk with him.
And Shechem said to [Dinah's] father and to her brothers, Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask of me.
The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, [justifying their intended action by saying, in effect, we are going to do this] because Shechem had defiled and disgraced their sister Dinah.
And as her soul was departing, for she died, she called his name Ben-oni [son of my sorrow]; but his father called him Benjamin [son of the right hand].
And Jacob came to Isaac his father at Mamre or Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
And this is the history of the descendants of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.
These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father.
Magdiel, and Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom [that is, of Esau the father of the Edomites], according to their dwelling places in their land.
So Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father had been a stranger and sojourner, in the land of Canaan.
This is the history of the descendants of Jacob and this is Jacob's line. Joseph, when he was seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's [secondary] wives; and Joseph brought to his father a bad report of them.
But when his brothers saw that their father loved [Joseph] more than all of his brothers, they hated him and could not say, Peace [in friendly greeting] to him or speak peaceably to him.
And he told it to his father [as well as] his brethren. But his father rebuked him and said to him, What is the meaning of this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow down ourselves to the earth and do homage to you?
Joseph's brothers envied him and were jealous of him, but his father observed the saying and pondered over it.
So come on now, let us kill him and throw his body into some pit; then we will say [to our father], Some wild and ferocious animal has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams!
And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit or well that is out here in the wilderness and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him and deliver him again to his father.
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