Learn Bible verses that will encourage and equip dads on Father’s Day and around the year.

Manhood is under attack today. It seems to be harder than ever to find godly men to step into their God-given roles. Foolish diatribes about “toxic masculinity” and “the patriarchy” are destroying our culture. Men are created by God Almighty to fulfill a vital role in humanity. The answer is for men to accept their role by faith trusting God to empower them for the task.

God created a family with a father and mother. Experience and science tells us that children are more stable and settled with a good father actively involved in their lives. Use the following Bible verses to encourage dads to rise to the challenge and teach children how to treat their fathers.

Bible Verses About Fathers

Exodus 3:15

“And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 20:12

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

Psalm 78:3

“Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.”

Psalm 103:13

“Like as a father pitieth his children, So the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”

Proverbs 1:8

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:”

Proverbs 3:12

“For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”

Proverbs 4:1

“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding.”

Proverbs 17:6

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.”

Proverbs 17:21

“He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: And the father of a fool hath no joy.”

Proverbs 20:20

“Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.”

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Proverbs 22:28

“Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.”

Proverbs 23:22

“Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.”

Proverbs 28:24

“Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, And saith, It is no transgression; The same is the companion of a destroyer.”

Proverbs 29:3

“Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: But he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.”

Proverbs 30:17

“The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it.”

Malachi 4:6

“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.”

Matthew 15:4–6

“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”

Matthew 23:32

“Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.”


Romans 4:12

And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

Ephesians 6:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.”

Ephesians 6:2

“Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)”

Ephesians 6:4

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

1 Timothy 5:1

“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;”

1 John 2:13

“I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.”

1 John 2:14

“I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”


The Bible has a lot to say about fathers including how they should act and how they should be treated. Use these Bible verses as a guide to encourage dads and Father’s Day and teach people how to treat them every day of the year.

Godly fathers are worth their weight in gold. Learn how to be one here. May God give us more godly men!