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94 Bible Verses About Abusive Parents

Here are 94 Bible verses about abusive parents from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 6:4 KJV

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

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Psalms 27:10 KJV

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

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Colossians 3:21 KJV

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

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1 John 2:4 KJV

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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John 8:7 KJV

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

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Psalms 34:18 KJV

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

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James 5:16 KJV

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

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Matthew 23:3 KJV

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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Proverbs 22:24 KJV

All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

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1 John 4:1 KJV

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

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Romans 8:28 KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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2 Peter 3:9 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Proverbs 29:22 KJV

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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Psalms 55:22 KJV

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

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Psalms 37:4 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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1 Peter 3:7 KJV

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

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Titus 3:2 KJV

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Revelation 14:12 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Colossians 3:19 KJV

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

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Psalms 147:3 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

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1 Corinthians 7:15 KJV

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

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Mark 9:42 KJV

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

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Acts 10:34 KJV

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

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Proverbs 13:24 KJV

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

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James 1:26 KJV

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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Ephesians 4:31 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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1 John 4:18-21 KJV

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

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James 3:10 KJV

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

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Galatians 6:2 KJV

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

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Galatians 6:1 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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James 1:19-20 KJV

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

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Ephesians 5:22 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

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1 Peter 3:1 KJV

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Galatians 6:7 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Acts 15:8 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

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Hebrews 12:14 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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Ephesians 6:2-3 KJV

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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Luke 17:3 KJV

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

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Proverbs 23:22 KJV

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

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Titus 2:4 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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2 Corinthians 13:4 KJV

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

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Romans 12:18 KJV

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

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Romans 12:10 KJV

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

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Matthew 5:44 KJV

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

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1 John 5:14-15 KJV

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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Hebrews 13:4 KJV

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

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2 Timothy 3:2 KJV

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Romans 8:29 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

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Mark 10:14-16 KJV

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

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Proverbs 22:15 KJV

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

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1 Timothy 5:17 KJV

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6 KJV

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

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1 Corinthians 7:12-16 KJV

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

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Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

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Proverbs 31:6-7 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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Proverbs 11:29 KJV

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

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Job 4:8 KJV

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

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Exodus 21:17 KJV

Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

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Titus 3:10-11 KJV

And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

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1 Thessalonians 4:6 KJV

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

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Ephesians 6:2 KJV

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

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Ephesians 5:21 KJV

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

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1 Corinthians 7:10-11 KJV

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

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Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Proverbs 30:17 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Leviticus 19:3 KJV

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

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Titus 3:1 KJV

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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Luke 23:43 KJV

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

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Luke 4:18-19 KJV

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

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Matthew 23:15 KJV

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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Malachi 2:16 KJV

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

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Luke 18:20 KJV

For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

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Matthew 19:19 KJV

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

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Deuteronomy 5:15 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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