Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"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?"
But I took your father Abraham from beyond the Euphrates and led him through all the land of Canaan, and I multiplied his descendants. I gave him Isaac,
Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you. When I called him, he was but one; then I blessed him and multiplied him.
Yet You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.
"Son of man, those living in the ruins in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many; surely the land has been given to us as a possession.'
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
the oath He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
John 8:39, 53, 56
"Abraham is our father, " they replied. "If you were children of Abraham, " said Jesus, "you would do the works of Abraham. . . .
And Stephen declared: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, has discovered?
Not only that, but Rebecca's children were conceived by one man, our father Isaac.
1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we exist. And there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist.
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
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?
Did not He who made me in the womb also make them? Did not the same One form us in the womb?
Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Isaiah 43:1, 7, 15
Now this is what the LORD says--He who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine! . . .
This is the word of the LORD, your Maker, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Do not be afraid, O Jacob My servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
You are doing the works of your father." "We are not illegitimate children, " they declared. "Our only Father is God Himself."
Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
Malachi 2:11, 14, 15
Judah has broken faith; an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the LORD's beloved sanctuary by marrying the daughter of a foreign god. . . .
Jeremiah 9:4, 5
"Let everyone guard against his neighbor; do not trust any brother, for every brother deals craftily, and every friend spreads slander. . . .
The godly man has perished from the earth; there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; they hunt each other with a net. . . .
Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rise against their parents and have them put to death.
They sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians. "Teacher, " they said, "we know that You are honest and that You teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You defer to no one, because You pay no attention to external appearance.
The next day he came upon two Israelites who were fighting, and he tried to reconcile them, saying, 'Men, you are brothers. Why are you mistreating one another?'
1 Corinthians 6:6-8
Instead, one brother goes to law against another, and this in front of unbelievers! . . .
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
and no one should ever exploit or take advantage of his brother in this regard, because the Lord will avenge all such acts, as we have already told you and solemnly warned you.
Malachi 2:8, 11
"But you have departed from the way, and your instruction has caused many to stumble. You have violated the covenant of Levi, " says the LORD of Hosts. . . .
And the LORD said, "Behold, I am making a covenant. Before all your people I will perform wonders that have never been done in any nation in all the world. All the people among whom you live will see the LORD's work, for it is an awesome thing that I am doing with you. . . .
For if you turn away and cling to the rest of these nations that remain among you, and if you intermarry and associate with them, . . .
that You gave through Your servants the prophets, saying: 'The land you are entering to possess is a land polluted by the impurity of its peoples and the abominations with which they have filled it from end to end. . . .
Ezra 10:2, 3
Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, an Elamite, said to Ezra: "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the people of the land, yet in spite of this, there is hope for Israel. . . .
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.