'Father' in the Bible
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah (by Tamar), Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz (by Rahab), Boaz the father of Obed (by Ruth), Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon (by the wife of Uriah),
Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa,
Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah,
Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,
and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
After the deportation to Babylon, Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, Abiud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. After being warned in a dream, he went to the regions of Galilee.
and don't think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. Then he called them.
They immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.
In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
so that your gift may be 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 in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
So pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
"For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.
so that it will not be obvious to others when you are fasting, but only to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.
Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you more valuable than they are?
For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven -- only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
For it is not you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
"Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
"Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.
For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever 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 intelligent, and revealed them to little children.
Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.
All things have been handed over 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 decides to reveal him.
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one who has ears had better listen!
For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Whoever insults his father or mother must be put to death.'
But you say, 'If someone tells his father or mother, "Whatever help you would have received from me is given to God,"
he does not need to honor his father.' You have nullified the word of God on account of your tradition.
And he replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.
And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.
"See that you do not disdain one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.
Again, I tell you the truth, if two of you on earth agree about whatever you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.
So also my heavenly Father will do to you, if each of you does not forgive your brother from your heart."
and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?
honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."
And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
He told them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give. Rather, it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
The father went to the other son and said the same thing. This boy answered, 'I will, sir,' but did not go.
"Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and father children for his brother.'
And call no one your 'father' on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
"But as for that day and hour no one knows it -- not even the angels in heaven -- except the Father alone.
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 threw himself down with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will."
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done."
Or do you think that I cannot call on my Father, and that he would send me more than twelve legions of angels right now?
Therefore go and make disciples of all 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 men and followed him.
And they began making fun of him. But he put them all outside and he took the child's father and mother and his own companions and went into the room where the child was.
For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever insults his father or mother must be put to death.'
But you say that if anyone tells his father or mother, 'Whatever help you would have received from me is corban' (that is, a gift for God),
then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother.
For if anyone 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."
Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
Immediately the father of the boy cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!"
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother,
You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'"
Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!"
Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your sins."
"Teacher, Moses wrote for us: 'If a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, that man must marry the widow and father children for his brother.'
Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
"But as for that day or hour no one knows it -- neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son -- except the Father.
He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."
The soldiers forced a passerby to carry his cross, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country (he was 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.
On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they wanted to name him Zechariah after his father.
So they made signs to the baby's father, inquiring what he wanted to name his son.
Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied,
So the child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him.
When his parents saw him, they were overwhelmed. His mother said to him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously."
Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance, and don't begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Now when he came to the house, Jesus did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, and 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 that person when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
As the boy was approaching, the demon threw him to the ground and shook him with convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
Jesus said to another, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
On that same occasion Jesus 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 intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.
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