'Father' in the Bible
But when it came to his ears that Archelaus was ruling over Judaea in the place of his father Herod, he was in fear of going there; and God having given him news of the danger in a dream, he went out of the way into the country parts of Galilee.
And say not to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; because I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children for Abraham.
And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, in the boat with their father, stitching up their nets; and he said, Come.
And they went straight from the boat and their father and came after him.
Even so let your light be shining before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
So that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for his sun gives light to the evil and to the good, and he sends rain on the upright man and on the sinner.
Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.
Take care not to do your good works before men, to be seen by them; or you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
So that your giving may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
But when you make your prayer, go into your private room, and, shutting the door, say a prayer to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
So be not like them; because your Father has knowledge of your needs even before you make your requests to him.
Let this then be your prayer: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
For if you let men have forgiveness for their sins, you will have forgiveness from your Father in heaven.
But if you do not let men have forgiveness for their sins, you will not have forgiveness from your Father for your sins.
So that no one may see that you are going without food, but your Father in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
See the birds of heaven; they do not put seeds in the earth, they do not get in grain, or put it in store-houses; and your Father in heaven gives them food. Are you not of much more value than they?
Because the Gentiles go in search of all these things: for your Father in heaven has knowledge that you have need of all these things:
If you, then, being evil, are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who make requests to him?
Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.
And another of the disciples said to him, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
Because it is not you who say the words, but the Spirit of your Father in you.
And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child: and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.
Are not sparrows two a farthing? and not one of them comes to an end without your Father:
To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven.
But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before my Father in heaven.
For I have come to put a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law:
He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.
At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children.
Yes, Father, for so it was pleasing in your eyes.
All things have been given to me by my Father; and no one has knowledge of the Son, but the Father; and no one has knowledge of the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.
For whoever does the pleasure of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Then will the upright be shining as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him give ear.
For God said, Give honour to your father and mother: and, He who says evil of father or mother will be put to death.
But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is given to God;
There is no need for him to give honour to his father. And you have made the word of God without effect because of your teaching.
But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots.
And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.
For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he will give to every man the reward of his works.
Let it not seem to you that one of these little ones is of no value; for I say to you that in heaven their angels see at all times the face of my Father in heaven.
Even so it is not the pleasure of your Father in heaven for one of these little ones to come to destruction.
Again, I say to you, that if two of you are in agreement on earth about anything for which they will make a request, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
So will my Father in heaven do to you, if you do not everyone, from your hearts, give forgiveness to his brother.
For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and the two will become one flesh?
Give honour to your father and your mother: and, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.
And everyone who has given up houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or child, or land, for my name, will be given a hundred times as much, and have eternal life.
They say to him, We are able. He says to them, Truly, you will take of my cup: but to be seated at my right hand and at my left is not for me to give, but it is for those for whom my Father has made it ready.
And give no man the name of father on earth: because one is your Father, who is in heaven.
But of that day and hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father only.
Then will the King say to those on his right, Come, you who have the blessing of my Father, into the kingdom made ready for you before the world was:
And he went forward a little, and falling down on his face in prayer, he said, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup go from me; but let not my pleasure, but yours be done.
Again, a second time he went away, and said in prayer, O my Father, if this may not go from me without my taking it, let your pleasure be done.
Does it not seem possible to you that if I make request to my Father he will even now send me an army of angels?
Go then, and make disciples of all the nations, giving them baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
And he said, Come after me: and they went away from their father Zebedee, who was in the boat with the servants, and came after him.
And they were laughing at him. But he, having sent them all out, took the father of the child and her mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was.
For Moses said, Give honour to your father and mother, and, He who says evil of father or mother, let him have the punishment of death:
But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God,
You no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother;
Whoever has a feeling of shame because of me and my words in this false and evil generation, the Son of man will have a feeling of shame because of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
And Jesus questioning the father said, How long has he been like this? And he said, From a child.
Straight away the father of the child gave a cry, saying, I have faith; make my feeble faith stronger.
For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife;
You have knowledge of what is said in the law, Do not put any one to death, Do not be untrue in married life, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness, Do not get money by deceit, Give honour to your father and mother.
Jesus said, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, because of me and the good news,
A blessing on the coming kingdom of our father David: Glory in the highest.
And whenever you make a prayer, let there be forgiveness in your hearts, if you have anything against anyone; so that you may have forgiveness for your sins from your Father who is in heaven.
And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.
But of that day or that hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father.
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done.
And they made one, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, who was going by, coming from the country, go with them, so that he might take his cross.
He will be great, and will be named the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his father:
And they made signs to his father, to say what name was to be given to him.
And his father, Zacharias, was full of the Holy Spirit, and with the voice of a prophet said these words:
The oath which he made to Abraham, our father,
And full of the Spirit he came into the Temple; and when the father and mother came in with the child Jesus, to do with him what was ordered by the law,
And his father and mother were full of wonder at the things which were said about him.
And every year his father and mother went to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover.
And when they saw him they were surprised, and his mother said to him, Son, why have you done this to us? see, your father and I have been looking for you with sorrow.
Make clear by your acts that your hearts have been changed; and do not say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children of Abraham.
Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity.
And when he came to the house he did not let any man go in with him, but only Peter and John and James, and the father of the girl and her mother.
And her father and mother were full of wonder, but he gave orders to them to say nothing about it to anyone.
For if any man has a feeling of shame because of me or of my words, the Son of man will have shame because of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
And while he was coming, he was pushed violently down and twisted by the evil spirit. But Jesus gave sharp orders to the unclean spirit, and made the boy well, and gave him back to his father.
And he said to another, Come after me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
In that same hour he was full of joy in the Holy Spirit and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children: for so, O Father, it was pleasing in your eyes.
All things have been given to me by my Father: and no one has knowledge of the Son, but only the Father: and of the Father, but only the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.
And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come.
And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake?
If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?
For the nations of the world go in search of all these things: but your Father has knowledge that you have need of them.
They will be at war, the father against his son, and the son against his father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.
And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me that part of your property which will be mine. And he made division of his goods between them.
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes:
And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss.
And his son said to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes: I am no longer good enough to be named your son.
But the father said to his servants, Get out the first robe quickly, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet:
And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has had the young ox put to death because he has come back safely.
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