Fathers Day Bible Verses

The Bible has a lot to say for Father’s Day. Show your dad how much you care this Father’s Day with these thoughtful bible verses. He’ll be touched to know that you took the time to learn what the Bible has to say about fatherhood, and he can use these verses as a guide in his own life.

Table of contents: Scriptures for Father’s Day

Proverbs 22:6 Solomon says that Father’s must train their children to follow the way of the LORD in this classic Bible verse for Father’s Day.

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6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.6  Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.6  Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.

Psalm 103:13 The LORD is like a compassionate father according to this Father’s Day Bible verse.

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13  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.13  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.13  Just as parents are kind to their children, the LORD is kind to all who worship him,

Ephesians 6:4 Paul the Apostle says Fathers should not provoke their kids to anger, but lead them to learn the way of the Lord Jesus Christ in this scripture that is often quoted for Father’s Day.

Ephesians 6:4 Paul the Apostle says Fathers should not provoke their kids to anger, but lead them to learn the way of the Lord Jesus Christ in this scripture that is often quoted for Father's Day.Pin
Fathers Day Bible Verses Fathers do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord Ephesians 6_4
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4  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.4  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.4  Parents, don’t be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.

Proverbs 23:24-26 Solomon says the father of a righteous son will rejoice in this biblical reference on parenting a wise son.

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24  The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.24  The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.24  Make your father truly happy by living right and showing sound judgment.
25  Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.25  Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.25  Make your parents proud, especially your mother.
26  My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.26  My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.26  My son, pay close attention, and gladly follow my example.

Proverbs 3:11-12 The discipline of the LORD is compared to the loving reproof of a Father in this Bible verse for Father’s Day.

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11  My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:11  My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof,11  My child, don’t turn away or become bitter when the LORD corrects you.
12  For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.12  for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.12  The LORD corrects everyone he loves, just as parents correct their favorite child.

Psalm 127:3-5 This Father’s Day Bible verse says Children are a heritage from the LORD your God.

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3  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.3  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.3  Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD.
4  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.4  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.4  Having a lot of children to take care of you in your old age is like a warrior with a lot of arrows.
5  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.5  Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.5  The more you have, the better off you will be, because they will protect you when your enemies attack with arguments.

Proverbs 20:6-7 This scripture passage teaches that very few people today can be trusted, but a righteous Father brings blessing to his children.

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6  Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?6  Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?6  There are many who say, “You can trust me!” But can they be trusted?
7  The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.7  The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!7  Good people live right, and God blesses the children who follow their example.

Matthew 23:8-9 Jesus says call no human person your father because God alone is the true father in this biblical quote for Father’s Day.

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8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.8  But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.8  But none of you should be called a teacher. You have only one teacher, and all of you are like brothers and sisters.
9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.9  And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.9  Don’t call anyone on earth your father. All of you have the same Father in heaven.

1 Corinthians 8:6 This Bible verse is often used on Father’s Day because the Apostle Paul says God is the Father of all.

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6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.6  yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.6  We have only one God, and he is the Father. He created everything, and we live for him. Jesus Christ is our only Lord. Everything was made by him, and by him life was given to us.

John 14:6 In this scripture, Jesus Christ says that he is the only way to come to the Father in Heaven.

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6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.6  “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” Jesus answered. “Without me, no one can go to the Father.
7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.7  If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”7  If you had known me, you would have known the Father. But from now on, you do know him, and you have seen him.”

John 3:16-18 On Father’s Day, remind everyone of God’s love for the world in sending his only son Christ Jesus to purchase salvation for all.

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16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.16  God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.
17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.17  God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!
18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.18  No one who has faith in God’s Son will be condemned. But everyone who doesn’t have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God’s only Son.

The Lord your God is the best father anyone can imagine. God’s love is beyond any human examples. The Heavenly Father offered his one and only son Christ Jesus to save all the children born of earthy fathers. This is the best message God’s church can offer men on Father’s Day. This is not a typical verse for Father’s Day sermons but is speaks to the awesome power of the Heavenly Father’s love for all the children of man.

John 10:30 In this Bible verse, Jesus says he is one with the Father.

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29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.29  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.29  My Father gave them to me, and he is greater than all others. No one can snatch them from his hands,
30  I and my Father are one.30  I and the Father are one.”30  and I am one with the Father.

Colossians 3:20-21 This Father’s Day scripture says children should obey their parents and fathers must not be too hard on their children.

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20  Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.20  Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.20  Children must always obey their parents. This pleases the Lord.
21  Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.21  Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.21  Parents, don’t be hard on your children. If you are, they might give up.

Malachi 4:6 The Prophet Malachi says God will turn the hearts of fathers back to their children in this biblical quote for Father’s Day.

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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.6  And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”6  He will lead children and parents to love each other more, so that when I come, I won’t bring doom to the land.

Joshua 24:14-15 This Bible verse is often used in sermons to inspire men on father’s day. Joshua proclaims his loyalty and that of his whole family to serving the LORD God.

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14  Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.14  “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.14  Then Joshua told the people: Worship the LORD, obey him, and always be faithful. Get rid of the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived on the other side of the Euphrates River and in Egypt.
15  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.15  And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”15  But if you don’t want to worship the LORD, then choose right now! Will you worship the same idols your ancestors did? Or since you’re living on land that once belonged to the Amorites, maybe you’ll worship their gods. I won’t. My family and I are going to worship and obey the LORD!

Exodus 20:12 In the Fifth Commandment, children are told to honor their father and their mother. This scripture is used frequently in Bible studies on Father’s Day.

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12  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.12  “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.12  Respect your father and your mother, and you will live a long time in the land I am giving you.
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5  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:5  And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.5  But you have forgotten that the Scriptures say to God’s children, “When the Lord punishes you, don’t make light of it, and when he corrects you, don’t be discouraged.
6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.6  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”6  The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own.”
7  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?7  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?7  Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children. Don’t all parents correct their children?
8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.8  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.8  God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn’t correct you, then you don’t really belong to him.
9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?9  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?9  Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn’t it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us?

Christian Quotes from Church Leaders for Father’s Day

After the Father’s Day Bible Verses above, you may find these famous quotes about fatherhood helpful for cards, sermons, and gifts for dads. We hope you share these encouragements with your own dad.

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham

“Train up a child in the way he should go—but be sure you go that way yourself.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

 God is the archetypal Father; all other fatherhood is a more or less imperfect copy of his perfect fatherhood. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology- F.F. Bruce

“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian…and most of all, his family ought to know.” – Dwight L. Moody

 A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.- Dwight L. Moody

 I believe the family was established long before the church, and my duty is to my family first. I am not to neglect my family.- Dwight L. Moody

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Theodore Hesburgh, Catholic Priest and President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

Give the best gift to that bright lad— The companionship of his dear dad. – Author unknown

What is Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate fathers and fatherhood. It is typically observed on the third Sunday in June, and many countries around the world have official Father’s Day celebrations. In the United States, Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1908.

Is Father’s Day as popular as Mother’s Day?

While Father’s Day is not quite as popular as Mother’s Day, it is still celebrated by many families across the country. In fact, Father’s Day is the fourth most popular holiday for greeting card sales. So even though it may not be quite as big of a deal as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is still an important day for celebrate fathers and fatherhood.

When does Father’s Day occur each year?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year.

Why do we celebrate Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate the role of fathers in our families and society. It’s a day to show our dads how much we love and appreciate them. And it’s also a day to reflect on the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children. We all know that fathers are vital figures in the upbringing of their kids. They provide guidance, support, and unconditional love. So this Father’s Day, let’s take some time to express our gratitude to the dads who make our lives so much better.

How do you say happy Father’s Day in Spanish?

¡Feliz Día del Padre!

Bible Study Reference on Father’s Day

https://ministry-to-children.com/bible-verses-for-fathers-day/

https://www.christianquotes.info/top-quotes/15-powerful-quotes-about-fathers/

https://www.learnreligions.com/fathers-day-quotes-for-christian-fathers-700673

https://www.openbible.info/topics/fathers_day

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/08/21/fathers-gift/

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