As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”
2 Corinthians 6:18
And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
2 Samuel 7:14-15
“I will be a father to him, and he’ll be a son to me. When he does wrong, I’ll discipline him in the usual ways, the pitfalls and obstacles of this mortal life. But I’ll never remove my gracious love from him.”
“Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”
“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”
“I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered, and when you run, you will not stumble.”