'Father' in the Bible
For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.
And Enoch had a son Irad: and Irad became the father of Mehujael: and Mehujael became the father of Methushael: and Methushael became the father of Lamech.
And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music.
And Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who is the father of every maker of cutting instruments of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
And Seth was a hundred and five years old when he became the father of Enosh:
And Enosh was ninety years old when he became the father of Kenan:
And Kenan was seventy years old when he became the father of Mahalalel:
And Mahalalel was sixty-five years old when he became the father of Jared:
And Jared was a hundred and sixty-two years old when he became the father of Enoch:
And Enoch was sixty-five years old when he became the father of Methuselah:
And Methuselah was a hundred and eighty-seven years old when he became the father of Lamech:
And when Noah was five hundred years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father unclothed, and gave news of it to his two brothers outside.
And Shem and Japheth took a robe, and putting it on their backs went in with their faces turned away, and put it over their father so that they might not see him unclothed.
And Cush was the father of Nimrod, who was the first of the great men of the earth.
And Mizraim was the father of the Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim;
And Canaan was the father of Zidon, who was his oldest son, and Heth,
And Shem, the older brother of Japheth, the father of the children of Eber, had other sons in addition.
And Arpachshad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah became the father of Eber.
And Joktan was the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah
These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad, two years after the great flow of waters;
And Arpachshad was thirty-five years old when he became the father of Shelah:
And Shelah was thirty years old when he became the father of Eber:
And Eber was thirty-four years old when he became the father of Peleg:
And Peleg was thirty years old when he became the father of Reu:
And Reu was thirty-two years old when he became the father of Serug:
And Serug was thirty years old when he became the father of Nahor:
And Nahor was twenty-nine years old when he became the father of Terah:
And Terah was seventy years old when he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
These are the generations of Terah: Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.
And death came to Haran when he was with his father Terah in the land of his birth, Ur of the Chaldees.
And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves: 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, my agreement is made with you, and you will be the father of nations without end.
No longer will your name be Abram, but Abraham, for I have made you the father of a number of nations.
As for Ishmael, I have given ear to your prayer: truly I have given him my blessing and I will make him fertile and give him great increase; he will be the father of twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.
And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way:
Come, let us give our father much wine, and we will go into his bed, so that we may have offspring by our father,
And that night they made their father take much wine; and the older daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.
And on the day after, the older daughter said to the younger, Last night I was with my father; let us make him take much wine this night again, and do you go to him, so that we may have offspring by our father.
And that night again they made their father take much wine; and the younger daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.
And so the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
And the older daughter had a son, and she gave him the name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
And, in fact, she is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:
Then Isaac said to Abraham, My father; and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, We have wood and fire here, but where is the lamb for the burned offering?
Uz the oldest, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel, the father of Aram,
Bethuel was the father of Rebekah: these eight were the children of Milcah and Nahor, Abraham's brother.
And Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. And from Dedan came the Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.
Keep in this land, and I will be with you and give you my blessing; for to you and to your seed will I give all these lands, giving effect to the oath which I made to your father Abraham;
And he made again the water-holes which had been made in the days of Abraham his father, and which had been stopped up by the Philistines; and he gave them the names which his father had given them.
That night the Lord came to him in a vision, and said, I am the God of your father Abraham: have no fear for I am with you, blessing you, and your seed will be increased because of my servant Abraham.
And Rebekah said to Jacob, her son, Your father said to your brother Esau in my hearing,
If by chance my father puts his hand on me, it will seem to him that I am tricking him, and he will put a curse on me in place of a blessing.
And he came to his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I: who are you, my son?
And Jacob went near his father Isaac: and he put his hands on him; and he said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, my son, and give me a kiss.
And when Isaac had come to the end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob had not long gone away from Isaac his father, Esau came in from the field.
And he made ready a meal, good to the taste, and took it to his father, and said to him, Let my father get up and take of his son's meat, so that you may give me a blessing.
And Isaac his father said to him, Who are you? And he said, I am your oldest son, Esau.
And hearing the words of his father, Esau gave a great and bitter cry, and said to his father, Give a blessing to me, even to me, O my father!
And Esau said to his father, Is that the only blessing you have, my father? give a blessing to me, even me! And Esau was overcome with weeping.
Then Isaac his father made answer and said to him, Far from the fertile places of the earth, and far from the dew of heaven on high will your living-place be:
So Esau was full of hate for Jacob because of his father's blessing; and he said in his heart, The days of weeping for my father are near; then I will put my brother Jacob to death.
But go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and there get yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
And that Jacob had done as his father and mother said and had gone to Paddan-aram;
It was clear to Esau that his father had no love for the women of Canaan,
And he saw the Lord by his side, saying, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: I will give to you and to your seed this land on which you are sleeping.
And Rachel, hearing from Jacob that he was her father's relation and that he was the son of Rebekah, went running to give her father news of it.
And he said to them, It is clear to me that your father's feeling is no longer what it was to me; but the God of my father has been with me
And you have seen how I have done all in my power for your father,
But your father has not kept faith with me, and ten times he has made changes in my payment; but God has kept him from doing me damage.
And sending on before him all his cattle and his property which he had got together in Paddan-aram, he made ready to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
It is in my power to do you damage: but the God of your father came to me this night, saying, Take care that you say nothing good or bad to Jacob.
And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry because I do not get up before you, for I am in the common condition of women. And with all his searching, he did not come across the images.
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would have sent me away with nothing in my hands. But God has seen my troubles and the work of my hands, and this night he kept you back.
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, be our judge. Then Jacob took an oath by the Fear of his father Isaac.
Then Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, the God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, Go back to your country and your family and I will be good to you:
And Shechem said to Hamor, his father, Get me this girl for my wife.
Then Hamor, the father of Shechem, came out to have a talk with Jacob.
And Shechem said to her father and her brothers, If you will give ear to my request, whatever you say I will give to you.
But the sons of Jacob gave a false answer to Shechem and Hamor his father, because of what had been done to Dinah their sister.
And in the hour when her life went from her (for death came to her), she gave the child the name Ben-oni: but his father gave him the name of Benjamin.
And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, at Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had been living.
And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in the hill-country of Seir:
And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; that same Anah who made the discovery of the water-springs in the waste land, when he was looking after the asses of his father Zibeon.
Magdiel, Iram; these are the Edomite chiefs, in their places in their heritage; this is Esau, the father of the Edomites.
Now Jacob was living in the land where his father had made a place for himself, in the land of Canaan.
These are the generations of Jacob: Joseph, a boy seventeen years old, was looking after the flock, together with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph gave their father a bad account of them.
And because his brothers saw that Joseph was dearer to his father than all the others, they were full of hate for him, and would not say a kind word to him.
And he gave word of it to his father and his brothers; but his father protesting said, What sort of a dream is this? am I and your mother and your brothers to go down on our faces to the earth before you?
And his brothers were full of envy; but his father kept his words in mind.
Do not put him to a violent death, but let him be placed in one of the holes; this he said to keep him safe from their hands, with the purpose of taking him back to his father again.
And they took the coat to their father, and said, We came across this; is it your son's coat or not?
And when Tamar had news that her father-in-law was going up to Timnah to the wool-cutting,
And while she was being taken out, she sent word to her father-in-law, saying, The man whose property these things are, is the father of my child: say then, whose are this ring and this cord and this stick?
Then they said, We your servants are twelve brothers, sons of one man in the land of Canaan; the youngest of us is now with our father, and one is dead.
So when they came to Jacob their father, in the land of Canaan, they gave him an account of all their experiences, saying,
We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is dead, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.
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