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Want to know what the Bible says about obeying your parents? Here are 66 Bible verses about obeying your 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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Colossians 3:20 NIV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
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Ephesians 6:1 NIV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
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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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John 14:15 NIV
“If you love me, keep my commands.
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Colossians 3:21 NIV
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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Ephesians 6:2-3 NIV
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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Proverbs 1:8 NIV
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
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Proverbs 13:1 NIV
A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
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Acts 5:29 NIV
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
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Proverbs 3:1-2 NIV
3 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.
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1 John 2:6 NIV
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
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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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Joshua 1:8 NIV
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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John 3:16-17 NIV
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
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Romans 13:1-2 NIV
13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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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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Galatians 3:27 NIV
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
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Matthew 25:46 NIV
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
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