Children’s Duties

Children’s Duties


Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

  • Ephesians 6:1-3


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

  • Colossians 3:20


You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’

  • Luke 18:20


“Cursed is the man who dishonors his father or his mother.”

  • Deuteronomy 27:16


” ‘Each of you must respect his mother and father’ “

  • Leviticus 19:3


 “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you.”

  • Deuteronomy 5:16


My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

  • Proverbs 6:20


A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

  • Proverbs 13:1


A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

  • Proverbs 15:5   


Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

  • Proverbs 20:11


A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

  • Proverbs 10:1


My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.

  • Proverbs 1:10


A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

  • Proverbs 28:7


“Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.”

  • Proverbs 8:32-33


My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

  • Proverbs 23:15-16


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

  • Proverbs 23:22


The father of a righteous child has great joy; he who has a wise son rejoices in him. May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways.

  • Proverbs 23:24-26