Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
And they fell upon their faces and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin and will You be angry with all the congregation?
Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which Jehovah your God gives you.
You shall each man revere his mother and his father, and keep My sabbaths. I am Jehovah your God.
If a man has a son who is stubborn and rebels, who will not obey his father's voice or his mother's voice, even when they have chastened him he will not listen to them,
Cursed is he who thinks lightly of his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
The eye that mocks at his father and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
O Jehovah, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit; so You will recover me, and make me to live.
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all flesh, even of man?
then the dust shall return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
So says Jehovah God, He who created the heavens and stretched them out, spreading out the earth and its offspring; He who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.
For I will not contend forever, nor will I be always angry; for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls I have made.
In you they have despised father and mother. In your midst they have dealt with the stranger by oppression. In you they oppressed the orphan and the widow.
The burden of the Word of Jehovah for Israel, says Jehovah, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My fear? says Jehovah of Hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. And you say, In what way have we despised Your name?
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up Christ to sit upon his throne,
about His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh,
For I myself was wishing to be accursed from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
whose are the fathers, and of whom is the Christ according to flesh, He being God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Be humbled before the Lord, and He will lift you up.