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76 Bible Verses About Honoring Your Parents

Here are 76 Bible verses about honoring your parents from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 6:2-3 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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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

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

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Exodus 20:12 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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Leviticus 20:9 KJV

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.

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Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 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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Leviticus 19:3 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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Proverbs 20:20 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 5:16 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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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

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.

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1 Timothy 5:8 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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Ephesians 6:2 KJV

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

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Proverbs 23:22 KJV

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

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Exodus 21:15 KJV

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

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Romans 13:1 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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Genesis 2:24 KJV

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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Matthew 15:4 KJV

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

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Leviticus 19:32 KJV

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

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2 Timothy 3:2 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 21:18-21 KJV

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: 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; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

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1 Timothy 5:1 KJV

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

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Mark 10:19 KJV

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

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Psalms 127:1-5 KJV

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Matthew 10:37 KJV

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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Proverbs 1:8-9 KJV

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

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Proverbs 1:8 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 27:16 KJV

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

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Numbers 30:2 KJV

If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

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Mark 7:10 KJV

For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

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Proverbs 22:6 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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Deuteronomy 30:15-16 KJV

See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

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Ephesians 6:1-2 KJV

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

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Luke 18:20 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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Romans 8:28 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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Acts 5:29 KJV

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

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Luke 2:51 KJV

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.

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Exodus 21:17 KJV

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

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1 Peter 5:5-6 KJV

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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Matthew 19:19 KJV

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

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Matthew 15:4-6 KJV

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

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Proverbs 30:11 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:26 KJV

He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

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Proverbs 17:6 KJV

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

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Proverbs 6:20 KJV

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

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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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Jeremiah 29:11 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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Proverbs 30:17 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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Proverbs 13:1 KJV

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

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Psalms 23:1-6 KJV

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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Malachi 1:6 KJV

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?

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Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Proverbs 16:31 KJV

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

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Proverbs 15:20 KJV

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

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Proverbs 10:1 KJV

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

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Psalms 139:13 KJV

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

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Psalms 103:13 KJV

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

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Psalms 92:14 KJV

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

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Deuteronomy 6:4-9 KJV

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

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1 John 4:19 KJV

We love him, because he first loved us.

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1 Peter 3:7 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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Titus 2:1-5 KJV

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 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. 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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Luke 14:26 KJV

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.

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Mark 7:9-13 KJV

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

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Matthew 10:35 KJV

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

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Isaiah 29:13 KJV

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

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Psalms 103:17 KJV

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

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Psalms 86:11 KJV

Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

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Psalms 68:5 KJV

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

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Leviticus 21:11 KJV

Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

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Hebrews 10:25 KJV

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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2 Timothy 3:14-15 KJV

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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2 Timothy 1:5 KJV

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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