but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.
For God said, ‘ Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘ He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.’
but you say, ‘If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is (that is to say, Corban given to God),’
Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to their little ones.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob’s life was one hundred and forty-seven years.
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.
And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
She took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She also took it out and gave Naomi what she had left after she was satisfied.
And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me.”
“He has no offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
“I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and survivors, offspring and posterity,” declares the Lord.
And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “ Woman, behold, your son!”
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.