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Want to know what the Bible says about authority over your children? Here are 8 Bible verses about authority over your children 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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Hebrews 13:17 NIV
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
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Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV
6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
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Colossians 3:20 NIV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
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Ephesians 6:2 NIV
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
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Proverbs 19:18 NIV
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
    do not be a willing party to their death.
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Ephesians 6:1 NIV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
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Deuteronomy 11:19 NIV
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
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Exodus 21:15 NIV
“Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.
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