26 Bible Verses about Disrespectful Children

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 188 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 179 helpful votes

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to 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.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 157 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.

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 112 helpful votes

“Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 104 helpful votes

The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Mark 7:9-10 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Exodus 21:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 29 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:

1 John 4:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Romans 13:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Deuteronomy 21:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them,

John 14:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

John 15:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Deuteronomy 22:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole yield be forfeited, the crop that you have sown and the yield of the vineyard.

Romans 8:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

John 3:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 15:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.

John 14:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Isaiah 42:1-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

Proverbs 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,

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