What The Bible Says About Parent’s Duties

Parents’ Duties

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment;…
Genesis 18:19

…shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
Psalm 78:4-7

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 11:19

And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the Lord did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
Exodus 13:8

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy son’s sons;… Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Deuteronomy 4:9,10

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Correctly thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Proverbs 29:17

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Colossians 3:21

Related terms: What the Bible Says About Discipline, What the Bible Says About Raising Children