Scriptures on “Fathers”

God’s Word has a lot to say about fathers.

Proverbs 1:8

8 My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother;

Proverbs 3:12

12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 4:1

4 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
And give attention to know understanding;

Proverbs 10:1

10 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

Proverbs 15:20

20 A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 17:6

6 Children’s children are the crown of old men,
And the glory of children is their father.

Proverbs 17:21

21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow,
And the father of a fool has no joy.

Proverbs 17:25

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father,
And bitterness to her who bore him.

Proverbs 19:13,14

13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping. 14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:26

26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother
Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

Proverbs 20:20

20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

Proverbs 23:22

22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 23:24,25

24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.

Proverbs 28:7

7 Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Proverbs 28:24

24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, And says, “It is no transgression,” The same is companion to a destroyer.

Proverbs 29:3

3 Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.

Proverbs 30:11

11 There is a generation that curses its father, And does not bless its mother.

Proverbs 30:17

17 The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

(All scriptures listed are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.)

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