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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

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  • 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

  • 3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

  • 34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

  • 3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.

  • 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

  • 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

  • 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

  • 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

  • 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

  • 29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

  • 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

  • 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

  • 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

  • 5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

  • 14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.

  • 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.

  • 6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.

  • 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

  • 5 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

  • 11 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

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