25 Bible Verses About Being a Good Father (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Being a Good Father (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Being a Good Father

45

Psalm 103:13

13   As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

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40

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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36

Colossians 3:21

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

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33

Proverbs 23:24

24   The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
    he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

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33

Psalm 127:3-5

  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children of one’s youth.
  Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!
  He shall not be put to shame
    when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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30

Proverbs 3:11-12

11   My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline
    or be weary of his reproof,
12   for the LORD reproves him whom he loves,
    as a father the son in whom he delights.

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27

Proverbs 22:6

  Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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22

Hebrews 12:7

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

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21

Proverbs 23:22

22   Listen to your father who gave you life,
    and do not despise your mother when she is old.

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21

Proverbs 14:26

26   In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence,
    and his children will have a refuge.

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21

Exodus 20:12

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

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18

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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18

Deuteronomy 1:29-31

29 Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. 30 The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’

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15

1 John 3:1

3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

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15

1 Corinthians 16:13

13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

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15

Malachi 4:6

And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

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15

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

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13

Genesis 2:24

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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13

John 3:16

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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12

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

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12

Colossians 3:20

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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12

Matthew 23:9

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

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12

Matthew 7:9-11

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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12

Isaiah 64:8

  But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
    we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.

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12

Proverbs 3:32

32   for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD,
    but the upright are in his confidence.

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