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Fathers Day Bible Verses

Bible Verses About Father's Day: Scriptures Quotes to Celebrate Fathers!

Celebrate Father's Day and all fathers with these Bible verses about being a godly dad and husband. These passages of Scripture declare what God intended for men and how we can celebrate our fathers.

Find a great Bible verse to include in a greetings card for the father in your life or to send them in a text or phone call. Share your love and God's love for your father or husband with a scripture quote! Let us give thanks to God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, who showed us the way to live in righteousness, and whose love endures forever.

"The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him." (Proverbs 23:24)

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12)

Find a scripture quote in our collection of Bible verses for Father's Day to share with him below:

Fathers in the Bible

Fathers in the Bible - Patriarchal Meaning and Examples from Scripture

The Bible is full of individuals and events we can learn from greatly. When it comes to the vital role of patriarchs in the Bible, there are many examples of what makes a noble, impactful father.

Starting with the original creator, God the Father, fathers have played a vital role in the development and longevity of mankind. Traditionally, fathers have embodied and inspired the values of honesty, strength, responsibility and more in their children and community, while protecting the vulnerable from evil and harm. We can look to some of the fathers in the Bible for examples of these values and the importance of fatherhood in family and society. The following Bible Verses relate to what makes a worthy father and examples of noble patriarchs in scripture.

List of Important Fathers in the Bible

  1. God the Father
  2. Adam - The First Man
  3. Noah - A Noble Man 
  4. Abraham - Father of the Jewish People
  5. Jacob - Father of the Tribes of Israel
  6. King David - Favored by God
  7. Joseph - Human Father of Jesus

Sins of the Father Bible Verses

What does Scripture say about Sins of the Father? There are various Bible verses that reference the topic of "sins of the father." The theme of this phrase and topic mainly relates to whether we are guilty or responsible for the sins of our family, parents, or children. While the Bible does say in Deuteronomy 24:16 that "Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers," there are generational consequences of our sin that affect those close to us. Although we are not responsible for the sins of our fathers (parents) or children we must ensure we are not influenced by them to sin likewise and learn from their mistakes.

To learn more about "sins of the father", read our Bible study article on this topic: What are Sins of the Father? Understanding Generational Consequences

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  • 24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.

  • 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad was the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael the father of Methushael, and Methushael the father of Lamech.

  • 3 When Adam had lived one hundred thirty years, he became the father of a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.

  • 4 The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years; and he had other sons and daughters.

  • 6 When Seth had lived one hundred five years, he became the father of Enosh.

  • 9 When Enosh had lived ninety years, he became the father of Kenan.

  • 12 When Kenan had lived seventy years, he became the father of Mahalalel.

  • 15 When Mahalalel had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Jared.

  • 18 When Jared had lived one hundred sixty-two years he became the father of Enoch.

  • 21 When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah.

  • 25 When Methuselah had lived one hundred eighty-seven years, he became the father of Lamech.

  • 28 When Lamech had lived one hundred eighty-two years, he became the father of a son;

  • 32 After Noah was five hundred years old, Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

  • 18 The sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan.

  • 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

  • 23 Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's nakedness.

  • 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to become a mighty warrior.

  • 13 Egypt became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

  • 15 Canaan became the father of Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

  • 21 To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, children were born.

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