'Father' in the Bible
But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, after having been warned in a dream. So he left for the region of Galilee
Don't think you can say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!
Going on from there he saw two other brothers James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. When he called them,
they immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.
In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven."
so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.
So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
so that your giving may be done in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.
Don't be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Therefore, this is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
Because if you forgive people their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive people their offenses, your Father will not forgive your offenses."
so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."
Look at the birds in the sky. They don't plant or harvest or gather food into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are more valuable than they are, aren't you?
because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them!
So if you 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 keep on asking him!
"Not everyone who keeps saying to me, "Lord, Lord,' will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.
Then another of his disciples told him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
It won't be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
"Brother will hand brother over for execution, and a father his child. Children will rebel against parents and have them put to death.
"Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people I, too, will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
But whoever denies me before people I, too, will deny before my Father in heaven."
I came to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
"The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.
Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you.
All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
Because God said, "You are to honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever curses father or mother must certainly be put to death.'
But you say, "Whoever tells his father or his mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me has been given to God,"
does not have to honor his father.' Because of your tradition, then, you have disregarded the authority of God's word.
He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be pulled up by the roots.
Then Jesus told him, "How blessed you are, Simon son of Jonah, since flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, though my Father in heaven has.
"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost."
Furthermore, I tell all of you with certainty that if two of you agree on earth about anything you request, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven,
This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you unless you forgive your brother from your hearts."
and said, "That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?
Jesus said, ""You must not murder, you must not commit adultery, you must not steal, you must not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,' and, "you must love your neighbor as yourself.'"
In fact, everyone who has left his homes, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children, or fields because of my name will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
He told them, "You will indeed drink from my cup. But it's not up to me to grant you a seat at my right hand or at my left. These positions have already been prepared for others by my Father."
Then the father went to the other son and told him the same thing. He replied, "I will, sir,' but he didn't go.
And don't call anyone on earth "Father,' because you have only one Father, the one in heaven.
"No one knows when that day or hour will come not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father,
"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,
Going on a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not what I want but what you want."
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot go away unless I drink it, let your will be done."
Don't you think that I could call on my Father, and he would send me more than twelve legions of angels now?
Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
He immediately called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
They laughed and laughed at him. But when he had driven all of them outside, he took the child's father and mother, along with the men who were with him, and went into the room where the child was.
Because Moses said, "Honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever curses his father or mother must certainly be put to death.'
But you say, "If anyone tells his father or mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me is Corban,"' (that is, an offering to God)
"you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.'
Then Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" He said, "Since he was a child.
With tears flowing, the child's father at once cried out, "I do believe! Help my unbelief!"
That's why "a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife,
You know the commandments: "Never murder.' "Never commit adultery.' "Never steal.' "Never give false testimony.' "Never cheat.' "Honor your father and mother.'"
Jesus said, "I tell all of you with certainty, there is no one who has left his home, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or fields because of me and the gospel
"Whenever you stand up to pray, forgive whatever you have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins.
But if you do not forgive, your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins."
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
"No one knows when that day or hour will come not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.
He kept repeating, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Yet not what I want but what you want."
They forced a certain passer-by named Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, who happened to be coming in from the country, to carry Jesus' cross.
On the eighth day they went to circumcise the child. They were going to name him Zechariah after his father,
So they motioned to the baby's father to see what he wanted to name him.
Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
Jesus' father and mother kept wondering at the things being said about him.
When Jesus' parents saw him, they were shocked. His mother asked him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been worried sick looking for you!"
Produce fruit that is consistent with repentance! Don't begin to say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."
When he arrived at the man's house, he allowed no one to go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the young girl's father and mother.
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
Even while the boy was coming, the demon knocked him to the ground and threw him into convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
He told another man, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
At that moment, the Holy Spirit made Jesus extremely joyful, so Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you.
All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
So he told them, "Whenever you pray you are to say, "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your kingdom come.
What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish?
So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking him!"
because it is the unbelievers who are concerned about all these things. Surely your Father knows that you need them!
Stop being afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased 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 daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can't be my disciple.
The younger one told his father, "Father, give me my share of the estate.' So the father divided his property between them.
I will get up, go to my father, and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you.
"So he got up and went to his father. While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him affectionately.
Then his son told him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore.'
But the father told his servants, "Hurry! Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
The servant told him, "Your brother has come home, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he got him back safely.'
"Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him.
But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat for a festival so I could celebrate with my friends.
"His father told him, "My child, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.'
"The rich man said, "Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house
"But the rich man replied, "No, father Abraham! But if someone from the dead went to them, they would repent.'
You know the commandments: "Never commit adultery. Never murder. Never steal. Never give false testimony. Honor your father and mother.'"
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