100 Bible Verses about Dad

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 34 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 / 28 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.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 26 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 23:24 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 24 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.”

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Malachi 4:6 ESV / 18 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 / 18 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 16 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?

Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV / 16 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.’

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:9-11 ESV / 14 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 / 14 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 14 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 14 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:1 ESV / 10 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.

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV / 10 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, ...

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 29:17 ESV / 10 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.

Joshua 24:15 ESV / 10 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.”

3 John 1:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 ESV / 8 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.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:11-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. ...

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 8 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 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.

John 14:2 ESV / 8 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?

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 8 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?

Proverbs 19:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 15:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Genesis 18:19 ESV / 8 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 2:15 ESV / 6 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 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.

Philippians 4:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:1-4 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.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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.”

2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:32 ESV / 6 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 8:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

John 17:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

John 14:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 14:21 ESV / 6 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.”

John 14:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 10:28-30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:16 ESV / 6 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.

John 1:18 ESV / 6 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 / 6 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:20-24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Luke 12:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:53 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

Matthew 23:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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.

Isaiah 64:8 ESV / 6 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.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 6 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.

Proverbs 3:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof,

Isaiah 62:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Hebrews 12:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.

Hebrews 12:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 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 competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Timothy 3:2-5 ESV / 4 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?

Colossians 3:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Ephesians 6:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Galatians 4:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

1 Corinthians 16:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints—

Romans 8:15 ESV / 4 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 14:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

John 14:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Luke 18:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”

Luke 15:11-32 ESV / 4 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. ...

Luke 11:11-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Matthew 7:11 ESV / 4 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!

Matthew 6:17-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Isaiah 62:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners shall not drink your wine for which you have labored;

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Proverbs 10:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 4:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:1-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. ...

Psalm 68:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 4 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. ...

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