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81 Bible Verses About Respecting Elders

Here are 81 Bible verses about respecting elders from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

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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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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Ephesians 6:1 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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1 Timothy 5:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:29 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:11 KJV

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

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Mark 7:9-13 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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1 Peter 5:5 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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1 Timothy 5:2 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.

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Hebrews 13:17 KJV

The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

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Proverbs 23:22 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 16:31 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 5:1-2 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 Peter 2:17 KJV

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

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1 Timothy 5:17-19 KJV

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

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Matthew 15:4 KJV

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

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1 Timothy 4:12 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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Job 12:12 KJV

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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Proverbs 19:20 KJV

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

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Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

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Romans 13:7 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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John 3:16-17 KJV

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

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Job 32:4 KJV

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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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1 Peter 3:7 KJV

Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

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1 Timothy 5:17 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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Philippians 2:3 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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Romans 12:10 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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Ephesians 6:5 KJV

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

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Ephesians 2:4-5 KJV

Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

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Job 32:6 KJV

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

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Revelation 19:11-16 KJV

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

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Acts 14:23 KJV

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV

And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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Hebrews 13:16 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 5:33 KJV

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

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Acts 20:28 KJV

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

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Acts 20:17 KJV

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

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Proverbs 19:2 KJV

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

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Hebrews 13:7 KJV

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

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1 Timothy 6:1 KJV

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

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Job 32:7 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Exodus 21:17 KJV

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

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1 Peter 3:15 KJV

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

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James 2:1 KJV

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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Hebrews 12:9 KJV

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

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Titus 1:5 KJV

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

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1 Timothy 6:1-2 KJV

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

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1 Timothy 5:14 KJV

Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

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Romans 13:2 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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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

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Luke 20:25 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Proverbs 19:13 KJV

And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

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Proverbs 17:6 KJV

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

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Leviticus 19:3 KJV

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

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Revelation 20:9 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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Revelation 4:11 KJV

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

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1 Peter 5:3 KJV

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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1 Peter 2:18 KJV

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

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James 1:27 KJV

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12 KJV

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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Colossians 3:21 KJV

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

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

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Ephesians 6:2-3 KJV

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

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Ephesians 6:2 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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1 Corinthians 10:33 KJV

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

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

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Proverbs 19:26 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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Proverbs 1:8 KJV

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

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Titus 1:9 KJV

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

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1 Kings 12:6 KJV

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

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John 3:16 KJV

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?

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Titus 2:7 KJV

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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Ephesians 6:4 KJV

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

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1 Timothy 3:5 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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Ruth 4:15 KJV

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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