100 Bible Verses about Fathers And Children

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Malachi 4:6 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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.”

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 47 helpful votes

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

James 5:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

1 Timothy 3:4-5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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?

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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.”

John 14:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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.”

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:9-11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 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!

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 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.’

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Proverbs 20:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 29:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

1 Chronicles 29:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

John 14:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Psalm 128:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.”

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For you know how, like a father with his children, 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Mark 10:13-16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

James 1:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 3:2-5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

John 10:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

Luke 11:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Matthew 18:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Genesis 33:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

Psalm 113:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 8:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 12:7-11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

2 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

Romans 8:32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

John 16:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

John 1:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, ...

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 1:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 14:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 10:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

1 Timothy 3:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,

Romans 8:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

John 8:39 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did,

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Proverbs 15:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Matthew 22:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They said, “Caesar's.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.”

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