25 Inspiring Bible Verses for Father's Day (2023)

25 Inspiring Bible Verses for Father's Day

Today I’m going to share 25 of the best Bible Verses for Father’s Day with you.

These verses are great if you’re wanting to write something meaningful to dad in a card, in a post about him on social media, or even in a simple text message.

If you’re wanting to honor your dad on his special day, there’s no greater encouragement than scripture from God’s Word.

Plus, if you’re wanting to pick up something meaningful for him, we also have a few Father’s Day gift ideas below.

Let’s dive in.

Why It’s Important to Give Honor to Your Dad

Father’s Day is coming up in a few days which means now is a good time to plan how you’ll celebrate dad on his special day.

You could send him a card, take him out for lunch, or even buy him a unique Christian gift.

But, oftentimes, one of the most meaningful things you can do is send him an encouraging scripture from God’s Word.

God’s Word has a wide variety of passages about what makes a Godly father—and what we can do to show them love.

God’s Word constantly reminds us to honor our fathers. Such is the case in Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother,” and Leviticus 19:3, “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father.”

That’s why we put together this collection of verses—so you can find the perfect scripture to share with your dad this Father’s Day.

Regardless of how you use them, these Bible verses are a great way to show some honor and appreciation to the dad in your life.    


25 Bible Verses for Fathers

Here are 25 encouraging Bible verses for fathers. 

Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Isaiah 40:31

Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Joshua 24:15

But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.

Proverbs 20:7

The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

Psalm 127:3-5

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

Isaiah 61:3

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Philippians 1:2-3

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.

Joshua 1:9

The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Luke 15:20 

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Deuteronomy 1:31

There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.

Jeremiah 29:11

“'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'.

Malachi 4:6

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.

Psalm 115:14-15

May the Lord richly bless both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Proverbs 14:26

Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.

Deuteronomy 4:9

Do not let these memories escape your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.

Proverbs 6:20-22

My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck. When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you.

Proverbs 23:22-25

Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment. The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise. So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.

Deuteronomy 5:16

Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Proverbs 1:8-9

My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 


7 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re also thinking about picking up a gift for your dad this Father’s Day, you can find some meaningful options from our shop.

There’s no greater gift than God’s Word. That’s why Scripture Art is a meaningful choice for dads who love God’s Word.

Here are 7 premium scripture art prints to encourage your dad this Father’s Day:

1. Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Soar On Wings Like Eagles - Isaiah 40:31 | Scripture Art Print

“Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31

2. God’s Fingerprint Screenprint

18x24 God's Fingerprint Screenprint

The original ‘God’s Fingerprint’ artwork. A unique gift for any dad who loves God’s Word. It has one verse from every book of the Bible, hand-drawn into a fingerprint with rustic deckled edges. It’s our largest fingerprint edition at 18” x 24”, making it easy to read.

3. He Is Our Peace 

He is Our Peace - Ephesians 2:14 | Scripture Art Print

“He is our peace.” - Ephesians 2:14

4. God Is With You

God is with You - Joshua 1:9 | Scripture Art Print

“The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9

5. Live Upon the Word

Live Upon the Word - C.H. Spurgeon | Scripture Art Print

This fine art print features a watercolor illustration of a house that’s built upon the Word of God. It makes a great gift for any dad who loves God’s Word.

It features a famous quote from Charles Spurgeon, “The word of God is always most precious to the man who lives most upon it.”

6. Fishers of Men

Fishers of Men - Matthew 4:19 | Scripture Art Print

“Come, follow me.” Jesus said. “And I will make you fishers of men.” - Matthew 4:19

7. I Will Carry You

I Will Carry You - Isaiah 46:4 | Scripture Art Print

“I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” - Isaiah 46:4

More Scripture Resources for Father’s Day

We pray these verses will encourage your dad in his faith this Father’s Day. 

Feel free to share this blog post with your loved ones.

How about you? What’s your favorite Father’s Day verse? Is there a Bible verse you think we missed?

Share it in the comments below!

And… if you loved these Bible verses for Fathers…

Remember to check out our other popular verse collections—29 Encouraging Bible Verses for Mother’s Day and 75 Bible Verses About Faith in Hard Times.

For more gift ideas, check out our gift guides: Christian Gifts for Men and 28 Unique Christian Gift Ideas.

25 Inspiring Bible Verses for Father’s Day

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