Bible Verses About Fathers: Quotes and Scriptures on Father’s Day, Christian Fathers

The Bible says a lot about the importance of being a father and shaping the lives of your children, leaving a godly legacy for years to come.

Children are told to honor your father and mother while Christian fathers are told to not provoke your children to anger.

While the Scriptures contains many inspirational bible verses for men, here are some bible scriptures about fathers that would be great for Father’s Day cards:

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Ephesians 6:1-3

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

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.  Proverbs 1:8-9

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.  Colossians 3:21

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who love him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers. Proverbs 17:6

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death. Proverbs 19:18

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.   Proverbs 29:17

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:6-9

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

For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him. Genesis 18:19

In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. Psalm 22:4

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.  Psalm 68:5

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.  Psalm 103:13

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.  Proverbs 3:11-12

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.  Proverbs 14:26

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