100 Bible Verses about Obedience To Parents

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 259 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 199 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.

Colossians 3:20 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Romans 1:30 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

Proverbs 30:11 ESV / 41 helpful votes

There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 40 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.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 38 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.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

1 Peter 2:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 30 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.

Mark 7:9-13 ESV / 28 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.’ 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.”

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Exodus 18:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God,

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Matthew 26:54 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 20:30 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 22 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.

1 John 4:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Proverbs 6:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Hebrews 5:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

John 14:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 15:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?”

John 14:6 ESV / 16 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.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Acts 5:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Luke 2:51 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

John 8:29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”

John 3:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

1 Peter 1:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,

John 14:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 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.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

John 3:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

John 15:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 19:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Jeremiah 1:1-19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month. Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” ...

1 Samuel 15:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

2 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Ephesians 2:1-22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— ...

Luke 7:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Exodus 21:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

James 5:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.

James 1:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Philippians 2:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Ephesians 6:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Romans 13:1 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 6:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

Romans 6:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Romans 5:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

Romans 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Acts 5:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

John 15:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 14:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

John 14:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. ...

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1-Revelation 22:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

2 John 1:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

Hebrews 10:5-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

Galatians 5:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

Romans 5:8-9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Romans 1:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,

Luke 11:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Luke 1:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Isaiah 1:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Proverbs 13:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Joshua 5:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 27:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“‘Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Deuteronomy 21:18 ESV / 7 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,

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Psalm 121:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Psalm 1:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Job 4:5-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; it touches you, and you are dismayed. Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?

Revelation 10:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

Matthew 5:10-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. ...

Psalm 119:33-34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

Deuteronomy 5:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.

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