30 Bible Verses About Fathers

 Rooted + Grounded 30 Verses About Fathers

It’s so important to celebrate the ones that we love who have given of themselves and poured into us. It’s not always easy to find the right words to say thank you, but it is always meaningful when we do! We have pulled together a collection of Bible verses about fathers that can help you find the right words to say thank you!

Father’s day is also a great time to reflect on our Heavenly Father’s love and compassion. If you are missing love from an earthly father, the God who created us loves us like children and has so much love to give! 

Bible Verses About Fathers

If anyone is in Christ, they are a child of the Father to the fatherless, and the best Father that there is. 

Having a good Father to lead and guide and protect is a blessing that not everyone has and it should be celebrated! 

Enjoy these Bible verses about fathers that show us what wonderful a Father we have. Use scripture about fathers to celebrate the great dads in your life!


Psalm 103:13: "The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him."

2 Corinthians 6:18: "And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."

Isaiah 64:8: "But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand."

Psalm 103:13: "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."
Deuteronomy 1:31: "There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."
Genesis 18:19: "For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."  
Luke 15:20-24:  "So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. "  
Deuteronomy 6:6-9:  "These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates."  
1 John 3:1: "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him."  
Psalm 68:5: "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation."  
Matthew 6:9: "Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name."  
Matthew 11:27: "All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

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Bible Verses About Leading 

A father has such an important job of leading his children and his family. Creating an example for the family to follow is no easy thing and shouldn't be taken lightly. 

But what an example our Heavenly Father sets! Fathers in the Bible inspire men of faith on how to lead. 

As parents, we should always point our children to Christ's example, rather than our own, and build them up with a foundation on the Word of God. Let these Bible verses for fathers encourage you to lead your family in the way of the Lord. 


Joshua 24:15: "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."


Proverbs 22:6:  "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."


Proverbs 13:22: "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous."


Proverbs 20:7: "The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!"


Psalm 103:13:  "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."


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


Genesis 18:19: "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.”


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


1 Corinthians 13:  "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."


1 Corinthians 16:14: "Do everything in love."


Bible Verses About Family

Family is such a blessing from God. God designed us to love and coexist with others and He loves us as His family. 

These scriptures show God's love of family and how he desires for us to be blessed by our earthly families also. Living under the shelter of His truth and love is the best place to be! 


Proverbs 23:24  "The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him."


3 John 1:4: “It is the greatest joy of my life to hear that my children are consistently living their lives in the ways of truth.”


Proverbs 10:1: "The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother."


Psalm 128:3-4:  "Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.  Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord."


Psalm 127:3-4: “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”


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Bible Verses About Husbands

God loves the union of marriage also. His desire is to see a family, or a husband and wife, living in the truth of His word and acting in unity with each other. 

As Ephesians 5 says, husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. What a wonderful model we have for unconditional love and grace within family, as Christ's love and unending grace to us!

Mark 10:9: "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."


Genesis 2:24: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."


Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."

We Celebrate Our Fathers Everyday

We hope these verses encourage you as you reflect on Fathers this Father's Day. Use one of these Bible verses about fathers in a card, or as a gift for your dad. 

Cherish your earthly Father and celebrate him today, and thank God for the wonderful Father that He is to us.


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