1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 143 helpful votes
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Psalm 68:5 ESV / 81 helpful votes
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
Proverbs 27:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Psalm 27:10 ESV / 45 helpful votes
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
Luke 14:26 ESV / 37 helpful votes
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 9:60 ESV / 35 helpful votes
And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 26 helpful votes
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
Matthew 11:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Zechariah 11:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes
“Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!”
James 2:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 12 helpful votes
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
Genesis 18:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes
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.”
Colossians 3:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Proverbs 20:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!
Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. 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.
Psalm 103:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
My son, do not despise the Lord‘s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Matthew 6:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Malachi 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
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.”
Psalm 27:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Joshua 24:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
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.”
James 1:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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.
John 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 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. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 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.’
Exodus 34:6-7 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
Exodus 20:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Exodus 12:14-51 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. …
Genesis 31:49 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And Mizpah, for he said, “The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another’s sight.
Genesis 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Titus 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Romans 8:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Psalm 10:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes
O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
Hebrews 12:5-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes
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. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” 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? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 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? …
Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
Ephesians 4:17-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, …
1 Corinthians 7:25-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that. This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, …
Matthew 7:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 4:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
Psalm 48:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes
That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. …