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82 Bible Verses About Respecting Your Elders

Here are 82 Bible verses about respecting your elders from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 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 Peter 5:5 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

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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Proverbs 19:20 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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Leviticus 19:32 KJV

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

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Ephesians 6:1 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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Exodus 20:12 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:29 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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Job 12:12 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 5:1 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 5:17 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:31 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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Matthew 7:12 KJV

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

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1 Peter 2:17 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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Proverbs 19:2 KJV

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

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Romans 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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Proverbs 23:22 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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Deuteronomy 5:16 KJV

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

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John 3:16-17 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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Proverbs 1:8 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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Matthew 15:4 KJV

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

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Revelation 1:1 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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1 Timothy 5:2 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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1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV

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

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Romans 13:2 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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Ephesians 6:2 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

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

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Mark 7:9-13 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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Colossians 3:20 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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Ephesians 5:33 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:11 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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1 Peter 3:7 KJV

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

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Hebrews 13:7 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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Ephesians 6:5 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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Philippians 2:3 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

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

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Revelation 4:11 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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1 Timothy 6:1-2 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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Revelation 20:4 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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Hebrews 13:16 KJV

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

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Colossians 3:21 KJV

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

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Job 32:4 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 6:1 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 4:12 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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Romans 12:10 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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Acts 20:28 KJV

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

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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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Acts 14:23 KJV

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

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Luke 20:25 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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Leviticus 19:3 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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James 2:1 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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Matthew 5:6 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:13 KJV

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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Exodus 21:17 KJV

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

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1 Peter 5:1-4 KJV

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

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Titus 1:5 KJV

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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Leviticus 1:8 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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James 1:27 KJV

And the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:

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Acts 17:10-11 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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Proverbs 19:26 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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Ephesians 6:4 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 22:6 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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1 Timothy 3:2 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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Luke 24:13-35 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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1 Peter 3:15 KJV

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

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Hebrews 12:9 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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Titus 1:9 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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Ephesians 6:3 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

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

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Proverbs 17:6 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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1 Kings 12:6 KJV

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

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1 Peter 2:18 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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Acts 16:4 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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John 14:6 KJV

And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

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Isaiah 3:5 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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1 Peter 5:3 KJV

And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

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

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Titus 2:2 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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1 Timothy 5:4 KJV

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

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1 Timothy 5:3 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 3:5 KJV

Honour widows that are widows indeed.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12 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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1 Thessalonians 5:2 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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