'Father' in the Bible
Abraham was the father of Isaac; Isaac of Jacob; Jacob of Judah and his brothers.
After the Removal to Babylon Jeconiah had a son Shealtiel; Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel;
But hearing that Archelaus had succeeded his father Herod on the throne of Judaea, he was afraid to go there; and being instructed by God in a dream he withdrew into Galilee,
He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zabdi and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zabdi mending their nets; and He called them.
And they at once left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
Just so let your light shine before all men, in order that they may see your holy lives and may give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.
that so you may become true sons of your Father in Heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the wicked as well as the good, and sends rain upon those who do right and those who do wrong.
You however are to be complete in goodness, as your Heavenly Father is complete.
"But beware of doing your good actions in the sight of men, in order to attract their gaze; if you do, there is no reward for you with your Father who is in Heaven.
that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.
"In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy;
"For if you forgive others their offences, your Heavenly Father will forgive you also;
but if you do not forgive others their offences, neither will your Father forgive yours.
that it may not be apparent to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
Look at the birds which fly in the air: they do not sow or reap or store up in barns, but your Heavenly Father feeds them: are not you of much greater value than they?
For all these are questions that Gentiles are always asking; but your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things--all of them.
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
"Not every one who says to me, 'Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.
Another of the disciples said to Him, "Sir, allow me first to go and bury my father."
for it is not you who will speak: it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Brother will betray brother to death, and father, child; and children will rise against their own parents and will put them to death.
"Every man who acknowledges me before men I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven.
But whoever disowns me before men I also will disown before my Father who is in Heaven.
For I came to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
Any one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
About that time Jesus exclaimed, "I heartily praise Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of discernment, and hast unveiled them to babes.
Yes, Father, for such has been Thy gracious will.
"All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one fully knows the Son except the Father, nor does any one fully know the Father except the Son and all to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."
For God said, 'Honour thy father and thy mother'; and 'Let him who reviles father or mother be certainly put to death';
but you--this is what you say: 'If a man says to his father or mother, That is consecrated, whatever it is, which otherwise you should have received from me--
he shall be absolved from honouring his father'; and so you have abrogated God's Word for the sake of your tradition.
"Every plant," He replied, "which my Heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah," said Jesus; "for mere human nature has not revealed this to you, but my Father in Heaven.
For the Son of Man is soon to come in the glory of the Father with His angels, and then will He requite every man according to his actions.
"Beware of ever despising one of these little ones, for I tell you that in Heaven their angels have continual access to my Father who is in Heaven.
Just so it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
I also solemnly tell you that if two of you here on earth agree together concerning anything whatever that they shall ask, the boon will come to them from my Father who is in Heaven.
"In the same way my Heavenly Father will deal with you, if you do not all of you forgive one another from your hearts."
and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall be one'?
Honour thy father and thy mother'; and 'Thou shalt love thy fellow man as much as thyself.'"
And whoever has forsaken houses, or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children or lands, for my sake, shall receive many times as much and shall have as his inheritance the Life of the Ages.
"You shall drink out of my cup," He said, "but a seat at my right hand or at my left it is not for me to allot, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
Which of the two did as his father desired?" "The first," they said. "I solemnly tell you,' replied Jesus, "that the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners are entering the Kingdom of God in front of you.
And call no one on earth your Father, for One alone is your Father--the Heavenly Father.
"But as to that day and the exact time no one knows--not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
Going forward a short distance He fell on His face and prayed. "My Father," He said, "if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou willest."
Again a second time He went away and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is impossible for this cup to pass without my drinking it, Thy will be done."
Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels?
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations; baptize them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;
They therefore left their father Zabdi in the boat with the hired men, and went and followed Him.
To this their reply is a scornful laugh. He, however, puts them all out, takes the child's father and mother and those He has brought with Him, and enters the room where the child lies.
For Moses said, 'Honour thy father and thy mother' and again, 'He who curses father or mother, let him die the death.'
But *you* say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, It is a Korban (that is, a thing devoted to God)
And so you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or mother,
Then Jesus asked the father, "How long has he been like this?" "From early childhood," he said;
Immediately the father cried out, "I do believe: strengthen my weak faith."
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cling to his wife,
You know the Commandments--'Do not murder;' 'Do not commit adultery;' 'Do not steal;' 'Do not lie in giving evidence;' 'Do not defraud;' 'Honour thy father and thy mother.'"
"In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that there is no one who has forsaken house or brothers or sisters, or mother or father, or children or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the Good News,
But whenever you stand praying, if you have a grievance against any one, forgive it, so that your Father in Heaven may also forgive you your offences."
"But as to that day or the exact time no one knows--not even the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
and He said, "Abba! my Father! all things are possible for Thee: take this cup of suffering away from me: and yet not what I desire, but what Thou desirest."
One Simon, a Cyrenaean, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing along, coming from the country: him they compelled to carry His cross.
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and were going to call him Zechariah, after his father.
They asked his father by signs what he wished him to be called.
And Zechariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke in a rapture of praise.
And while the child's father and mother were wondering at the words of Symeon concerning Him,
When they saw Him, they were smitten with amazement, and His mother said to Him, "My child, why have you behaved thus to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in anguish."
Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate.
So He came to the house, but allowed no one to go in with Him but Peter and John and James and the girl's father and mother.
Now while the youth was coming, the spirit dashed him to the ground and cruelly convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the foul spirit, and cured the youth and gave him back to his father.
"Follow me," He said to another. "Master," the man replied, "allow me first to go and bury my father."
On that same occasion Jesus was filled by the Holy Spirit with rapturous joy. "I give Thee fervent thanks," He exclaimed, "O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of understanding, and hast revealed them to babes. Yes, Father, for such has been Thy gracious will.
All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, nor who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son may choose to reveal Him."
So He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Father may Thy name be kept holy; let Thy Kingdom come;
And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake?
If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"
For though the nations of the world pursue these things, as for you, your Father knows that you need them.
"Dismiss your fears, little flock: your Father finds a pleasure in giving you the Kingdom.
father against son and son against father; mother attacking daughter and daughter her mother, mother-in-law her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law her mother-in-law."
"If any one is coming to me who does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
The younger of them said to his father, "'Father, give me the share of the property that comes to me.' "So he divided his wealth between them.
I will rise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before you:
"So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly.
"'Father,' cried the son, 'I have sinned against Heaven and before you: no longer do I deserve to be called a son of yours.'
"But the father said to his servants, "'Fetch a good coat quickly--the best one--and put it on him; and bring a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet.
"'Your brother has come,' he replied; 'and your father has had the fat calf killed, because he has got him home safe and sound.'
"Then he was angry and would not go in. But his father came out and entreated him.
"'You my dear son,' said the father, 'are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours.
So he cried aloud, and said, "'Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'
"'I entreat you then, father,' said he, 'to send him to my father's house.
"'No, father Abraham,' he pleaded; 'but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
You know the Commandments: 'Do not commit adultery;' 'Do not murder;' 'Do not steal;' 'Do not lie in giving evidence;' 'Honour thy father and thy mother.'"
and I covenant to give you, as my Father has covenanted to give me, a Kingdom--
"Father, if it be Thy will, take this cup away from me; yet not my will but Thine be done!"
Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing." And they divided His garments among them, drawing lots for them;
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