Fathers Bible Verses



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EPHESIANS 6:4In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

COLOSSIANS 3:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

MALACHI 4:6In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

PSALM 103:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

PSALM 68:5In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

MATTHEW 23:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

PROVERBS 1:1–33Verses in the Bible

  • 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
    Proverbs 1:1 Meaning
  • 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
    Proverbs 1:2 Meaning
  • 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
    Proverbs 1:3 Meaning
  • 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
    Proverbs 1:4 Meaning
  • 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
    Proverbs 1:5 Meaning
  • 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
    Proverbs 1:6 Meaning
  • 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Proverbs 1:7 Meaning
  • 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
    Proverbs 1:8 Meaning
  • 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
    Proverbs 1:9 Meaning
  • 10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
    Proverbs 1:10 Meaning
  • 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
    Proverbs 1:11 Meaning
  • 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
    Proverbs 1:12 Meaning
  • 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
    Proverbs 1:13 Meaning
  • 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
    Proverbs 1:14 Meaning
  • 15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
    Proverbs 1:15 Meaning
  • 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
    Proverbs 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
    Proverbs 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
    Proverbs 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
    Proverbs 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
    Proverbs 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
    Proverbs 1:21 Meaning
  • 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
    Proverbs 1:22 Meaning
  • 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
    Proverbs 1:23 Meaning
  • 24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
    Proverbs 1:24 Meaning
  • 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
    Proverbs 1:25 Meaning
  • 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
    Proverbs 1:26 Meaning
  • 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
    Proverbs 1:27 Meaning
  • 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
    Proverbs 1:28 Meaning
  • 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
    Proverbs 1:29 Meaning
  • 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
    Proverbs 1:30 Meaning
  • 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
    Proverbs 1:31 Meaning
  • 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
    Proverbs 1:32 Meaning
  • 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
    Proverbs 1:33 Meaning

ROMANS 12:17–21Verses in the Bible

  • 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
    Romans 12:17 Meaning
  • 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
    Romans 12:18 Meaning
  • 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
    Romans 12:19 Meaning
  • 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
    Romans 12:20 Meaning
  • 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
    Romans 12:21 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 5:1–25Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
    1 Timothy 5:1 Meaning
  • 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
    1 Timothy 5:2 Meaning
  • 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.
    1 Timothy 5:3 Meaning
  • 4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
    1 Timothy 5:4 Meaning
  • 5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
    1 Timothy 5:5 Meaning
  • 6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
    1 Timothy 5:6 Meaning
  • 7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
    1 Timothy 5:7 Meaning
  • 8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
    1 Timothy 5:8 Meaning
  • 9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
    1 Timothy 5:9 Meaning
  • 10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
    1 Timothy 5:10 Meaning
  • 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
    1 Timothy 5:11 Meaning
  • 12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
    1 Timothy 5:12 Meaning
  • 13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
    1 Timothy 5:13 Meaning
  • 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
    1 Timothy 5:14 Meaning
  • 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
    1 Timothy 5:15 Meaning
  • 16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
    1 Timothy 5:16 Meaning
  • 17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
    1 Timothy 5:17 Meaning
  • 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
    1 Timothy 5:18 Meaning
  • 19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
    1 Timothy 5:19 Meaning
  • 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
    1 Timothy 5:20 Meaning
  • 21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
    1 Timothy 5:21 Meaning
  • 22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
    1 Timothy 5:22 Meaning
  • 23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
    1 Timothy 5:23 Meaning
  • 24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
    1 Timothy 5:24 Meaning
  • 25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
    1 Timothy 5:25 Meaning


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