As a father pities his children, so Yahweh pities those who fear him.
He who begets a fool, there is trouble for him; the father of a fool will not rejoice.
The father of the righteous will surely rejoice; he who bears a wise person will be happy with him.
And fathers, do not make your children angry, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Endure it for discipline. God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, in which all legitimate sons have become participants, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had our earthly fathers …