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Want to know what the Bible says about Abusive Parents? Here are 55 Bible verses about Abusive Parents from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Proverbs 15:1 NIV
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
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Colossians 3:21 NIV
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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1 John 2:4 NIV
Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
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John 8:7 NIV
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
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James 5:16 NIV
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
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Matthew 23:3 NIV
So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
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Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Proverbs 22:24 NIV
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
    do not associate with one easily angered,
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1 John 4:1 NIV
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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2 Peter 3:9 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
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Revelation 1:1 NIV
The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
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Titus 3:2 NIV
to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
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Revelation 14:12 NIV
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
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1 Peter 3:7 NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
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Colossians 3:19 NIV
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
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Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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Proverbs 29:22 NIV
An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
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