99 Bible Verses about Children Obeying Their Parents

Here are 99 Bible verses about children obeying their parents, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Colossians 3:20 KJV

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

Ephesians 6:1 KJV

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

Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Matthew 15:4 KJV

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Exodus 20:12 KJV

12 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 1:8 KJV

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 22:6 KJV

6 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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Deuteronomy 21:18-21 KJV

18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: 19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; 20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn …

Proverbs 13:24 KJV

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

Colossians 3:21 KJV

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

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Proverbs 13:1-25 KJV

1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. 3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the …

Ephesians 6:2 KJV

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

Exodus 21:15 KJV

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

Ephesians 6:4 KJV

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

Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV

16 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.

Proverbs 30:17 KJV

17 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.

Proverbs 23:13-14 KJV

13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 29:15 KJV

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Psalm 19:8 KJV

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Ephesians 6:3 KJV

3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Proverbs 22:15 KJV

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

Proverbs 10:1 KJV

1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 19:18 KJV

18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

1 Timothy 5:1-4 KJV

1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

2 Timothy 3:17 KJV

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Ephesians 6:2-3 KJV

2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Philippians 4:6-8 KJV

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are …

Proverbs 23:22 KJV

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

Matthew 18:3 KJV

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Titus 2:1 KJV

1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

Acts 5:29 KJV

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Luke 14:26 KJV

26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Deuteronomy 27:16 KJV

16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Proverbs 6:20-23 KJV

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction …

John 5:19 KJV

19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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Romans 13:4 KJV

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Hosea 14:9 KJV

9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

2 Timothy 3:2 KJV

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

John 3:16 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Leviticus 19:3 KJV

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

John 16:1-33 KJV

1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may …

John 3:1-36 KJV

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. …

Matthew 5:3 KJV

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Proverbs 20:20 KJV

20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Proverbs 1:8-9 KJV

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

John 3:16-17 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Exodus 20:1-26 KJV

1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. …

Psalm 127:3 KJV

3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Luke 14:25-27 KJV

25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Proverbs 20:30 KJV

30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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2 Corinthians 12:14 KJV

14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

John 4:26 KJV

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

Ephesians 1:1-23 KJV

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he …

John 1:1-51 KJV

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it …

Proverbs 6:20 KJV

20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 KJV

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou …

Mark 16:16 KJV

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Matthew 10:21 KJV

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Ephesians 6:1-2 KJV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;

Mark 13:12 KJV

12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

Proverbs 3:12 KJV

12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Proverbs 13:1 KJV

1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Revelation 11:2-4 KJV

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of …

Psalm 23:1 KJV

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Leviticus 19:32 KJV

32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the Lord.

Genesis 2:24 KJV

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

Ephesians 6:1-24 KJV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. …

John 14:15 KJV

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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Genesis 1:1-2 KJV

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Revelation 1:1-20 KJV

1 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: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things …

Proverbs 30:11 KJV

11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

John 3:17-23 KJV

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because …

Matthew 19:19 KJV

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

Matthew 6:33 KJV

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Proverbs 3:11-12 KJV

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Psalm 103:13 KJV

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

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Genesis 28:7 KJV

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;

1 Timothy 3:4 KJV

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

Romans 1:30 KJV

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Luke 18:29 KJV

29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,

Psalm 115:1 KJV

1 Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

1 Samuel 15:22 KJV

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

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Leviticus 20:9 KJV

9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Hebrews 13:17 KJV

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Luke 2:51-52 KJV

51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Luke 2:51 KJV

51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

Malachi 1:6 KJV

6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Isaiah 35:1 KJV

1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

Proverbs 13:13 KJV

13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Psalm 23:1-6 KJV

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. …

Deuteronomy 4:40 KJV

40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Exodus 21:17 KJV

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

Colossians 1:16 KJV

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 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:

Colossians 3:22 KJV

22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God;