- Exodus 20:12 ESV
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
- Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV
Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. 30 The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’
- Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 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. 8 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.
- Joshua 24:15 ESV
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.”
- Psalm 103:13 ESV
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
- Psalm 127:3-5 ESV
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children[a] of one’s youth.
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.
- Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV
My son, do not despise the Lord‘s discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
as a father the son in whom he delights.
- Proverbs 14:26 ESV
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
- Proverbs 17:6 ESV
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
and the glory of children is their fathers.
- Proverbs 22:6 ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 23:24 ESV
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
- Malachi 4:6 ESV
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.”
- Matthew 7:9-11 ESV
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
- Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.