20 Bible Verses about Respect

Bible Verses about Respect – English Standard Version (ESV).

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you (Ex 20:12).

Exodus 22:28

You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people (Ex 22:28).

Leviticus 19:3

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God (Lev 19:3).

Leviticus 19:32

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 (Lev 19:32).

Deuteronomy 27:16

Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.’ And all the people shall say, Amen (Deut 27:16)


1 Kings 2:19

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her and bowed down to her. Then he sat on his throne and had a seat brought for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right (1 Ki 2:19).

Proverbs 1:8

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching (Pr 1:8).

Proverbs 6:20

My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching (Pr 6:20).

Proverbs 20:20

If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness (Pr 20:20).

Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old (Pr 23:22).


Ecclesiastes 10:20

Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter (Ec 10:20).

Jeremiah 35:8

We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters (Jr 35:8).

Matthew 15:4

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die (Mt 15:4).

Acts 23:5

And Paul said, “I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people (Acts 23:5).

Romans 13:1

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 (Ro 13:1).


Ephesians 6:1

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right (Eph 6:1).

Ephesians 6:2

Honor your father and mother (this is the first commandment with a promise) (Eph 6:2).

Colossians 3:20

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord (Col 3:20).

1 Timothy 5:1-2

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity (1 Ti 5:1-2).

1 Peter 2:17

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor (1 Pe 2:17).


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