Honor your father and your mother,
that your days may be long in the
land that the Lord your God is
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. Let not steadfast
love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck; write
them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good
success in the sight of God and
man. Trust in the Lord with all
your heart, and do not lean on
your own understanding. ...
An excellent wife is the crown of
her husband, but she who brings
shame is like rottenness in his
A foolish son is ruin to his
father, and a wife's quarreling is
a continual dripping of rain.
Train up a child in the way he
should go; even when he is old he
will not depart from it.
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.
If possible, so far as it depends
on you, live peaceably with all.
The husband should give to his
wife her conjugal rights, and
likewise the wife to her husband.
For the wife does not have
authority over her own body, but
the husband does. Likewise the
husband does not have authority
over his own body, but the wife
does. Do not deprive one another,
except perhaps by agreement for a
limited time, that you may devote
yourselves to prayer; but then
come together again, so that Satan
may not tempt you because of your
lack of self-control.
(1 Corinthians 7:3-5)
Let no one seek his own good, but
the good of his neighbor.
(1 Corinthians 10:24)
Do not be deceived: “Bad company
ruins good morals.
(1 Corinthians 15:33)
Take no part in the unfruitful
works of darkness, but instead
Wives, submit to your own
husbands, as to the Lord.
However, let each one of you love
his wife as himself, and let the
wife see that she respects her
Children, obey your parents in
everything, for this pleases the
But if a widow has children or
grandchildren, let them first
learn to show godliness to their
own household and to make some
return to their parents, for this
is pleasing in the sight of God.
(1 Timothy 5:4)
Older women likewise are to be
reverent in behavior, not
slanderers or slaves to much wine.
They are to teach what is good,
and so train the young women to
love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled, pure,
working at home, kind, and
submissive to their own husbands,
that the word of God may not be
Slaves are to be submissive to
their own masters in everything;
they are to be well-pleasing, not
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.