25 Bible Verses About Fathers (NIV)

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

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Bible Verses About Fathers

129

Psalm 103:13

13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

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128

Ephesians 6:4

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

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92

Colossians 3:21

21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

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89

Proverbs 3:11-12

11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

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83

Proverbs 22:6

6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

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78

Malachi 4:6

6 He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse."

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73

Proverbs 23:24

24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.

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70

Psalm 127:3-5

3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

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59

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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58

Proverbs 14:26

26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

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55

Joshua 24:15

15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

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52

Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

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48

Proverbs 20:7

7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.

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48

Exodus 20:12

12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

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47

Hebrews 12:7

7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?

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45

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

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44

Deuteronomy 1:29-31

29 Then I said to you, "Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30 The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."

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40

Matthew 23:9

9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.

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37

Matthew 7:9-11

9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though 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!

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36

Genesis 18:19

19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."

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35

1 Corinthians 16:13

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

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32

John 3:16

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

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31

Psalm 68:5

5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

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30

3 John 4

1 The elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

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30

Genesis 2:24

24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

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