Father

Genesis 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Exodus 21:15-17; 22; Leviticus 20:9; 1 Timothy 1:9; Exodus 20:12; Genesis 8:20; Deuteronomy 1:11; Matthew 23:30; Judges 17:10; 1 Samuel 10:12; Acts 7:2; Psalm 68:5; Genesis 4:21; Romans 4:12; Deuteronomy 32:6; Matthew 6:4; Romans 1:7
(sire). Source of authority (Gen. 3:1616Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. (Genesis 3:16); 1 Cor. 11:33But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3)). Disrespect of, condemned (Ex. 21:15-17; 22:1715And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. 16And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:15‑17)
17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. (Exodus 22:17)
; Lev. 20:99For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him. (Leviticus 20:9); 1 Tim. 1:99Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (1 Timothy 1:9)). Parental obedience bears a promise (Ex. 20:1212Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)). Father also a priest (Gen. 8:2020And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. (Genesis 8:20)). Any ancestor (Deut. 1:1111(The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!) (Deuteronomy 1:11); Matt. 23:3030And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. (Matthew 23:30)). A title (Judg. 17:1010And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite went in. (Judges 17:10); 1 Sam. 10:1212And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets? (1 Samuel 10:12); Acts 7:22And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, (Acts 7:2)). Protector (Psa. 68:55A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)). Author and founder (Gen. 4:2121And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. (Genesis 4:21); Rom. 4:1212And 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. (Romans 4:12)). Divine appellation (Deut. 32:66Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? (Deuteronomy 32:6); Matt. 6:44That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:4); Rom. 1:77To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:7)).