Bible Verses for Father's Day

Bible Verses for Father's Day

Bible Verses for Father's Day about Fatherhood

Fathers are a central theme of the Bible, from God the Father of all creation to our personal fathers raising us as a family. Scripture is clear that fathers are to be honored and respected as they have an obligation to protect and serve their families. It is the role of the father to train and teach his children in the ways of the Lord.

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

Discover important Bible verses about fathers in this collection of scripture quotes. Learn why God is referred to as our "Father" and the righteous path for Christian fathers today!

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Ephesians 6:4 NIV

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

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1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Read 1 Corinthians 16

Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV

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.

Read Proverbs 3

Proverbs 15:5 NIV

5 A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

Read Proverbs 15

Proverbs 20:7 NIV

7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

Read Proverbs 20

Proverbs 22:6 NIV

6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Read Proverbs 22

Proverbs 23:22-24 NIV

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it- wisdom, instruction and insight as well. 24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

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Psalm 68:5 NIV

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

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Psalm 103:13 NIV

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

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Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children 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 opponents in court.

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Colossians 3:21 NIV

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

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Malachi 4:6 NIV

6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction."

Read Malachi 4

Joshua 24:15 NIV

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

Read Joshua 24

Exodus 20:12 NIV

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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Hebrews 12:7 NIV

7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?

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Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NIV

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on 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.

Read Deuteronomy 6

Matthew 7:9-11 NIV

9 "Which of you, if your 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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3 John 1:4 NIV

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

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1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV

11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

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Luke 15:20-24 NIV

20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

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