100 Bible Verses about Fathers Love

1 John 3:1 ESV / 29 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.

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV / 23 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.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 20 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.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 15 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.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 14 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?

Malachi 4:6 ESV / 14 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 14:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Matthew 11:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 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. 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.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV / 10 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.’

John 14:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

John 14:6 ESV / 8 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.

Matthew 7:9-11 ESV / 8 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 20:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 8 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.”

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 8 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.”

3 John 1:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 2:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

James 4:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 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; ...

John 17:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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!

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 1:17 ESV / 6 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.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 6 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.”

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

John 14:2 ESV / 6 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?

John 1:12-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 6 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 John 4:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Ephesians 3:14-15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

Romans 8:32 ESV / 5 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?

Romans 8:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

John 1:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

John 1:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:11-32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. ...

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Isaiah 64:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 4:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

Proverbs 3:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the devious person is an abomination to the Lord, but the upright are in his confidence.

Psalm 103:7-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; ...

Revelation 21:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 John 2:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Ephesians 2:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 1:11-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Galatians 3:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Galatians 3:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:31-32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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?

Romans 8:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:14-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Acts 17:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

Acts 17:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,

John 17:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

John 8:41-44 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Luke 15:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Luke 12:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Matthew 23:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 32:41 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.

Jeremiah 32:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 3:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“‘I said, How I would set you among my sons, and give you a pleasant land, a heritage most beautiful of all nations. And I thought you would call me, My Father, and would not turn from following me.

Jeremiah 1:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Isaiah 40:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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