'Father' in the Bible
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.
And Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and of those who have cattle.
And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the harp and organ.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brethren outside.
Then Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.
Unto Shem also, the father of all the sons of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, even to him were sons born.
And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nature, in 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, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.
Behold my covenant with thee: Thou shalt be a father of many Gentiles.
Neither shall thy name any longer be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many Gentiles have I made thee.
Then the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man left in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may preserve the generation of our father.
And they made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
And it came to pass on the next day that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in and lie with him that we may preserve the generation of our father.
And they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
And the firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Benammi; the same is the father of the sons of Ammon unto this day.
And yet indeed, she is also my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Then Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father and said, My father; and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
Huz, his firstborn, and Buz, his brother, and Kemuel, the father of Aram
abide in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will confirm the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father;
For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth.
And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham, and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear not, for I am with thee and will bless thee and multiply thy seed for my slave Abraham's sake.
Then Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau, thy brother, saying,
Go now to the flock and bring me from there two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savoury food for thy father, such as he loves;
and thou shalt bring it to thy father that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death.
my father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon myself, and not a blessing.
And he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.
And he came unto his father and said, My father, and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn; I have done according as thou didst command me; arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now and kiss me, my son.
And it came to pass as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
And he also had made savory food and brought it unto his father and said unto his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison that thy soul may bless me.
And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
Then Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth and of the dew of the heavens from 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 at hand; then I will slay my brother Jacob.
Arise, go to Padanaram to the house of Bethuel, thy mother's father, and take thee a wife from there of the daughters of Laban, thy mother's brother.
and that Jacob had hearkened unto his father and his mother and had gone to Padanaram;
and Esau, seeing that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father,
And, behold, the LORD stood above it and said, I AM the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land upon which thou dost lie, to thee will I give it and to thy seed;
And Jacob told Rachel that he was of her father's brethren, and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father.
and said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
And ye know that with all my strength I have served your father.
And 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 livestock of your father and given them to me.
For all the riches which God has taken from our father, is ours and our son's; now then, whatever God has said unto thee, do.
and he carried away all his livestock and all his goods which he had gotten, the livestock of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, to return unto Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
And Laban had gone to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole the idols of her father.
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt, but the God of your father spoke unto me last night, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but did not find the images.
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, were not with me, surely thou would send me away now empty. God has seen my affliction and the work of my hands and rebuked thee last night.
The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their fathers, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the LORD who said unto me, Return unto thy country and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee.
And he bought part of the field where he had spread his tent, from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred ewes.
And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
And Hamor, the father of Shechem, went out unto Jacob to speak with him.
And Shechem also said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully and talked because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and he was the most honourable of all the house of his father.
And it came to pass as her soul was departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni, but his father called him Benjamin.
And Jacob came unto Isaac, his father, unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
And these are the lineages of Esau, the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
And these are the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah; this was that Anah that invented mules in the wilderness as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these were the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is the Esau, the father of Edom.
And Jacob dwelt in the land in which his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.
And he told it to his father and to his brethren; and his father reprehended him and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the word.
And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood but cast him into this cistern that is in the wilderness and lay no hand upon him that he might rid him out of their hands to deliver him to his father again.
and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father and said, We have found this, recognize now whether it is thy son's coat or not.
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
and he made him to ride in his second chariot; and they cried before him, Abrech Tender Father-honour this one as a precious father; and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
And they said, Thy slaves are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
And they came unto Jacob, their father, unto the land of Canaan and told him all that had befallen them, saying,
We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, each man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
And Jacob, their father, said unto them, Ye have bereaved me of my sons: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away; all these things are upon me.
And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I do not bring him to thee; deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
And it came to pass when they had eaten up the wheat which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
And they said, The man asked us expressly of our state and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? Have ye another brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
Then Judah said unto Israel, his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live, and not die, both we and thou and also our little ones.
Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
And he said, Peace be to you, fear not; your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
And he asked them of their welfare and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?
And they answered, Thy slave our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.
And he said, in no wise should I do so; but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my slave; and as for you, go up in peace unto your father.
My lord asked his slaves, saying, Have ye a father or a brother?
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a young man of his old age, yet a lad; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.
And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
And it came to pass when we came up unto thy slave my father, we told him the words of my lord.
And our father said, Go again and buy us a little food.
Then thy slave my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;
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