Matthew 23:9
And do not call anyone on earth your father, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
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Matthew 6:9
So then, this is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,

Matthew 7:11
So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Matthew 23:10
Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Christ.

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2 Kings 2:12
As Elisha watched, he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And he saw Elijah no more. So taking hold of his own clothes, he tore them in two.

2 Kings 6:21
And when the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, "My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?"

2 Kings 13:14
When Elisha had fallen sick with the illness from which he would die, Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him, saying, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!"

Job 32:21, 22
I will be partial to no one, nor will I flatter any man. . . .

Acts 22:1
"Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense before you."

1 Corinthians 4:15
Even if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

1 Timothy 5:1, 2
Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men as brothers, . . .

Hebrews 12:9
Furthermore, we have all had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them. Should we not much more submit to the Father of our spirits and live?


Matthew 6:8, 9, 32
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. . . .

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you ask, "How have we despised Your name?"

Romans 8:14-17
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:18
And: "I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

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