'Father' in the Bible
But when he heard that Archelaus 6 was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned in a dream, he withdrew to the region of Galilee.
And don't presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.
Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.
In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, 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 reward you.
But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Don't be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.
"Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy.
"For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.
But if you don't forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
so that you don't show your fasting to people but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Look at the birds of the sky: they don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they?
For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but [only] the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.
"Lord," another of His disciples said, "first let me go bury my father."
because you are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will even rise up against their parents and have them put to death.
"Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven.
But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.
For I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.
Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.
For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven, that person is My brother and sister and mother."
For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
But you say, 'Whoever tells his father or mother, "Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]"-
he does not have to honor his father.' In this way, you have revoked God's word because of your tradition.
He replied, "Every plant that My heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.
And Jesus responded, "Simon son of Jonah, you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven.
For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done.
"See that you don't look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven. [
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Again, I assure you: If two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.
So My heavenly Father will also do to you if each of you does not forgive his brother from his heart."
and He also said: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh ?
honor your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as yourself.
And everyone who has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, children, or fields because of My name will receive 100 times more and will inherit eternal life.
He told them, "You will indeed drink My cup. But to sit at My right and left is not Mine to give; instead, it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
Do not call anyone on earth your father, because you have one Father, who is in heaven.
"Now concerning that day and hour no one knows-neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son -except the Father only.
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will."
Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done."
Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed Him.
They started laughing at Him, but He put them all outside. He took the child's father, mother, and those who were with Him, and entered the place where the child was.
For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.
But you say, 'If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban ' " (that is, a gift [committed to the temple]),
"you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
"How long has this been happening to him?" Jesus asked his father. "From childhood," he said.
Immediately the father of the boy cried out, "I do believe! Help my unbelief."
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother [ and be joined to his wife, ]
You know the commandments: Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not defraud; honor your father and mother. "
"I assure you," Jesus said, "there is no one who has left house, brothers or sisters, mother or father, children, or fields because of Me and the gospel,
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!
And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing. [
But if you don't forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your wrongdoing."]
Then brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and put them to death.
"Now concerning that day or hour no one knows-neither the angels in heaven nor the Son-except the Father.
And He said, " Abba , Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
They forced a man coming in from the country, who was passing by, to carry Jesus' cross. He was Simon, a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.
So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.
Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
the oath that He swore to our father Abraham. He has given us the privilege,
His father and mother were amazed at what was being said about Him.
When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You."
Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don't start saying to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
After He came to the house, He let no one enter with Him except Peter, John, James, and the child's father and mother.
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and that of the Father and the holy angels.
As the boy was still approaching, the demon knocked him down and threw him into severe convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, cured the boy, and gave him back to his father.
Then He said to another, "Follow Me." "Lord," he said, "first let me go bury my father."
In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him."
He said to them, "Whenever you pray, say: Father, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come.
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
They will be divided, father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. "
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes, and even his own life-he cannot be My disciple.
The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.' So he distributed the assets to them.
I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.
So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.
The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"But the father told his slaves, 'Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
'Your brother is here,' he told him, 'and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'
"Then he became angry and didn't want to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.
But he replied to his father, 'Look, I have been slaving many years for you, and I have never disobeyed your orders, yet you never gave me a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
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