25 Fantastic Bible Verses About Fathers
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25 Fantastic Bible Verses About Fathers


Biblical Fathers in the Family

The role of a father in the family is crucial and has a profound impact on the lives of children. As providers, protectors, and leaders, fathers play an important role in shaping the lives of their children, both physically and spiritually. The Bible has much to say about the role of fathers and the importance of their influence on their children. In this list of 25 Bible verses, we explore what the Bible has to say about fathers and the impact they have on their families.

The verses in this list come from various books of the Bible, including Proverbs, Ephesians, and Colossians, and offer a wide range of perspectives on the role of fathers. Some verses emphasize the importance of a father’s guidance and discipline, while others focus on the love and compassion that a father should have for his children. Some verses encourage fathers to be good examples to their children, while others highlight the importance of fathers being in tune with the needs and desires of their children.

Regardless of the specific message, each of these verses provides valuable insight into the role of fathers in the family and the impact they have on their children. Whether you are a father yourself or are simply seeking to understand the importance of fatherhood, these verses offer a powerful reminder of the significance of a father’s role in the lives of his children.

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Bible Verses About Fathers

Here’s a list of 25 Bible verses about fathers from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible:

  1. Proverbs 17:6 – “Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.”
  2. Ephesians 6:4 – “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
  3. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”
  4. Psalm 103:13 – “Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.”
  5. Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”
  6. Malachi 4:6 – “And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
  7. 1 Corinthians 4:15 – “For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.”
  8. Exodus 20:12 – “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
  9. Proverbs 23:24 – “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.”
  10. Joshua 24:15 – “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of 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.”
  11. Proverbs 3:11-12 – “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.”
  12. Isaiah 49:15 – “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.”
  13. 1 Timothy 5:4 – “But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.”
  14. 1 Corinthians 4:14 – “I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.”
  15. Proverbs 10:1 – “The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.”
  16. Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  17. John 8:44 – “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
  18. 2 Corinthians 6:18 – “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.”
  19. Genesis 18:19 – “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
  20. Matthew 7:9-11 – “Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being 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!”
  21. Romans 8:16-17 – “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
  22. Luke 15:20 – “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”
  23. Proverbs 14:26 – “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.”
  24. Isaiah 64:8 – “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”
  25. Psalm 103:13 – “Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.”

Final Thoughts About Fathers

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In conclusion, these 25 Bible verses serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of fathers in the family. They emphasize the need for fathers to be present, loving, and supportive in the lives of their children. They also emphasize the importance of fathers providing guidance, discipline, and leadership to their children. Through these verses, we can see the great impact that fathers have on their children and the critical role they play in shaping the future of their families.

It is also important to note that these verses are not limited to biological fathers. They can also apply to step-fathers, foster fathers, or any other father figures in a child’s life. The principles of love, guidance, and leadership that are outlined in these verses are just as relevant and important for these types of father figures.

In the end, these verses serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of fatherhood and the impact that fathers have on their children. They encourage fathers to be present, loving, and supportive in the lives of their children, and to provide the guidance and leadership that their children need to grow and thrive. Whether you are a father or not, these verses offer valuable insight into the role of fathers in the family and the impact they have on their children.

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Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.