25 Bible Verses About Fathers (ESV)

Bible Verses About

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

Other Translations

Bible Verses About Fathers

129

Psalm 103:13

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

Bible Gateway

128

Ephesians 6:4

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

Bible Gateway

92

Colossians 3:21

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

Bible Gateway

89

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.

Bible Gateway

83

Proverbs 22:6

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

Bible Gateway

78

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.”

Bible Gateway

73

Proverbs 23:24

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

Bible Gateway

70

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.

Bible Gateway

59

Proverbs 23:22

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

Bible Gateway

58

Proverbs 14:26

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

Bible Gateway

55

Joshua 24:15

15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Bible Gateway

52

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.”

Bible Gateway

48

Proverbs 20:7

  The righteous who walks in his integrity—
    blessed are his children after him!

Bible Gateway

48

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.

Bible Gateway

47

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?

Bible Gateway

45

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.

Bible Gateway

44

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.’

Bible Gateway

40

Matthew 23:9

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

Bible Gateway

37

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!

Bible Gateway

36

Genesis 18:19

19 For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

Bible Gateway

35

1 Corinthians 16:13

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

Bible Gateway

32

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.

Bible Gateway

31

Psalm 68:5

  Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
    is God in his holy habitation.

Bible Gateway

30

3 John 4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Bible Gateway

30

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.

Bible Gateway