'Father' in the Bible
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
"For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
"For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
"For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he 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, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
"Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
"Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father He who has ears, let him hear.
"For God said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.'
"But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,"
he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
"My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?
HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
He said to them, "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
"Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.
"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will."
He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done."
"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him.
They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child's father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was.
"For Moses said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER'; and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER, IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH';
but you say, 'If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is Corban (that is to say, given to God),'
you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;
"For whoever is ashamed of Me and 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."
And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
Immediately the boy's father cried out and said, "I do believe; help my unbelief."
"FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER,
"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.'"
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake,
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!"
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.
["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.
"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
And He was saying, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will."
They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
"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;
And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called.
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.
When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You."
"Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
When He came to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James, and the girl'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 the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
While he was still approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
"They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and 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 own father and mother and wife and children and 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 that falls to me ' So he divided his wealth between them.
'I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
"And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
"And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.'
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