13 Bible Verses about Caring For Aging Parents

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 51 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

1 Timothy 5:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.

Mark 7:10-13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Isaiah 46:3-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

Matthew 20:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So the last will be first, and the first last.”

John 13:1-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

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