20+ Bible Verses and Saints Quotes about Fathers

The father is the leader of the family, the priest of each domestic church. With fatherhood is given the power from Heaven to bless or curse his children. Here are Bible Verses about fatherhood and quotations from saints about fatherhood.

Bible Verses About Fatherhood

And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4]

I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son: and if he commit any iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men. [15] But my mercy I will not take away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before my face. [2 Kings (2 Samuel) 7:14-15]

Hearken to thy father, that beget thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old. [Proverbs 23:22]

The father of the just rejoiceth greatly: he that hath begotten a wise son, shall have joy in him. [Proverbs 23:24]

Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct? [Hebrews 12:7]

So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. [29] For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church: [Ephesians 5:28-29]

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the believing wife; and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the believing husband: otherwise your children should be unclean; but now they are holy. [1 Corinthians 7:14]

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest, all the days of thy unsteady life, which are given to thee under the sun, all the time of thy vanity: for this is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherewith thou labourest under the sun. [Ecclesiastes 9:9]

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. [Mark 10:9]

But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. [Josue (Joshua) 24:15]

Be nothing solicitous; but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God. [Philippians 4:6]

I have no greater grace than this, to hear that my children walk in truth. [3 John 1:4]

Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. [2 Timothy 2:15]

My son, reject not the correction of the Lord: and do not faint when thou art chastised by Him: for whom the Lord loveth, He chastiseth: and as a father in the son he pleaseth himself. Proverbs 3:11-12

 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called, and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. [1 John 3:1]

Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers. [Proverbs 17:6]

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend that you may know prudence. [Proverbs 4:1]

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: [Proverbs 1:8]

A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Proverbs 10:1

He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is infamous and unhappy. Proverbs 19:27

Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged. [Epistle of St Paul to the Colossians 3:21]

Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? [Epistle of St Paul to the Hebrews 12:9]

And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him. [Epistle of St Paul to the Hebrews 12:5]

Let thy heart apply itself to instruction: and thy ears to words of knowledge. [13] Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. [14] Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell. [15] My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee: [Proverbs 23:12-15]

“God sets a father in honor over his children…” (Sirach 3:2)

Catholic Saints Quotes About Fatherhood

God takes pleasure to see you take your little steps; and like a good father who holds his child by the hand, He will accommodate His steps to yours and will be content to go no faster than you. Why do you worry? – Saint Francis de Sales

And when children begin to use their reason, fathers and mothers should take great pains to fill their hearts with the fear of God. This the good Queen Blanche did most earnestly by St. Louis, her son: witness her oft-repeated words, “My son, I would sooner see you die than guilty of a mortal sin;” words which sank so deeply into the saintly monarch’s heart, that he himself said there was no day on which they did not recur to his mind, and strengthen him in treading God’s ways. – Saint Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it. – Saint Francis de Sales

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