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Honor your father and mother (Exodus 20.12)


A blasphemer is he who despises his father; accursed of his Creator, he who angers his mother. (Sirach 3.16)

For the Lord sets a father in honor over his children; a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.
(Sirach 3.2)

The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a boy left to his whims disgraces his mother.
(Proverbs 29.15)

Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you.
(Exodus 20.12)

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 have a long life on earth.' Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6.1-4)

With your whole heart honor your father; your mother's birthpangs forget not. Remember, of these parents you were born; what can you give them for all they gave you?
(Sirach 7.27-28)

"If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple."
(Luke 14.26)

In word and deed honor your father that his blessing may come upon you; For a father's blessing gives a family firm roots, but a mother's curse uproots the growing plant. (Sirach 3.8-9)

My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength. For kindness to a father will not be forgotten.
(Sirach 3.12-14a)

Honor your mother, and do not abandon her as long as she lives. Do whatever pleases her, and do not grieve her spirit in any way. Remember, my son, that she went through many trials for your sake while you were in her womb.
(Tobit 4.3b-4)

To the fatherless be as a father, and help their mother as a husband would; Thus will you be like a son to the Most High, and he will be more tender to you than a mother.
(Sirach 4.10)