'Father' in the Bible
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.
To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was the father of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael, and Methushael was the father of Lamech.
The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters.
When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh.
Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.
Enosh lived 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.
Kenan lived 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.
Mahalalel lived 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.
Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.
After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters.
When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.
Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters.
Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters.
After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Now Ham was the father of Canaan.)
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers who were outside.
Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth.
Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, Heth,
And sons were also born to Shem (the older brother of Japheth), the father of all the sons of Eber.
Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber.
This is the account of Shem. Shem was 100 old when he became the father of Arphaxad, two years after the flood.
And after becoming the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.
And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.
And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.
And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.
And after he became the father of Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Serug had lived 30 years, he became the father of Nahor.
And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Nahor had lived 29 years, he became the father of Terah.
And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
When Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot.
Haran died in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans, while his father Terah was still alive.
And Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
"As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations.
No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation.
Later the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man anywhere nearby to have sexual relations with us, according to the way of all the world.
Come, let's make our father drunk with wine so we can have sexual relations with him and preserve our family line through our father."
So that night they made their father drunk with wine, and the older daughter came and had sexual relations with her father. But he was not aware that she had sexual relations with him and then got up.
So in the morning the older daughter said to the younger, "Since I had sexual relations with my father last night, let's make him drunk again tonight. Then you go and have sexual relations with him so we can preserve our family line through our father."
So they made their father drunk that night as well, and the younger one came and had sexual relations with him. But he was not aware that she had sexual relations with him and then got up.
In this way both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.
Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father?" "What is it, my son?" he replied. "Here is the fire and the wood," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
Uz the firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel (the father of Aram),
(Now Bethuel became the father of Rebekah.) These were the eight sons Milcah bore to Abraham's brother Nahor.
but you must go to the family of my father and to my relatives to find a wife for my son.'
Jokshan became the father of Sheba and Dedan. The descendants of Dedan were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites.
This is the account of Isaac, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac.
Stay in this land. Then I will be with you and will bless you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will fulfill the solemn promise I made to your father Abraham.
So the Philistines took dirt and filled up all the wells that his father's servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham.
Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug back in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after Abraham died. Isaac gave these wells the same names his father had given them.
The Lord appeared to him that night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."
Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "Look, I overheard your father tell your brother Esau,
Go to the flock and get me two of the best young goats. I'll prepare them in a tasty way for your father, just the way he loves them.
Then you will take it to your father. Thus he will eat it and bless you before he dies."
My father may touch me! Then he'll think I'm mocking him and I'll bring a curse on myself instead of a blessing."
So he went and got the goats and brought them to his mother. She prepared some tasty food, just the way his father loved it.
He went to his father and said, "My father!" Isaac replied, "Here I am. Which are you, my son?"
Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau, your firstborn. I've done as you told me. Now sit up and eat some of my wild game so that you can bless me."
So Jacob went over to his father Isaac, who felt him and said, "The voice is Jacob's, but the hands are Esau's."
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here and kiss me, my son."
He also prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Esau said to him, "My father, get up and eat some of your son's wild game. Then you can bless me."
His father Isaac asked, "Who are you?" "I am your firstborn son," he replied, "Esau!"
When Esau heard his father's words, he wailed loudly and bitterly. He said to his father, "Bless me too, my father!"
Esau said to his father, "Do you have only that one blessing, my father? Bless me too!" Then Esau wept loudly.
So his father Isaac said to him, "Indeed, your home will be away from the richness of the earth, and away from the dew of the sky above.
So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. Esau said privately, "The time of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill my brother Jacob!"
Leave immediately for Paddan Aram! Go to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and find yourself a wife there, among the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
Jacob obeyed his father and mother and left for Paddan Aram.
Then Esau realized that the Canaanite women were displeasing to his father Isaac.
and the Lord stood at its top. He said, "I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on.
When Jacob explained to Rachel that he was a relative of her father and the son of Rebekah, she ran and told her father.
Jacob heard that Laban's sons were complaining, "Jacob has taken everything that belonged to our father! He has gotten rich at our father's expense!"
There he said to them, "I can tell that your father's attitude toward me has changed, but the God of my father has been with me.
You know that I've worked for your father as hard as I could,
but your father has humiliated me and changed my wages ten times. But God has not permitted him to do me any harm.
Surely all the wealth that God snatched away from our father belongs to us and to our children. So now do everything God has told you."
He took away all the livestock he had acquired in Paddan Aram and all his moveable property that he had accumulated. Then he set out toward the land of Canaan to return to his father Isaac.
While Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole the household idols that belonged to her father.
I have the power to do you harm, but the God of your father told me last night, 'Be careful that you neither bless nor curse Jacob.'
Rachel said to her father, "Don't be angry, my lord. I cannot stand up in your presence because I am having my period." So he searched thoroughly, but did not find the idols.
If the God of my father -- the God of Abraham, the one whom Isaac fears -- had not been with me, you would certainly have sent me away empty-handed! But God saw how I was oppressed and how hard I worked, and he rebuked you last night."
May the God of Abraham and the god of Nahor, the gods of their father, judge between us." Jacob took an oath by the God whom his father Isaac feared.
Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you said to me, 'Return to your land and to your relatives and I will make you prosper.'
Then he purchased the portion of the field where he had pitched his tent; he bought it from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.
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