Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

Bible References

A servant

1 Timothy 6:1
Let bondmen, as many as are under a yoke, regard their own masters worthy of all respect, so that the name of God and the doctrine may not be blasphemed.
Titus 2:9
Bondmen are to be obedient to their own masters, to be well-pleasing in all things, not speaking contrary,
1 Peter 2:17
Respect all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Respect the king.

If then

Malachi 2:9
Therefore I also have made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have had respect of persons in the law.
Exodus 4:22
And thou shall say to Pharaoh, Thus says LORD, Israel is my son, my first-born,
Isaiah 1:2
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for LORD has spoken. I have nourished and brought up sons, and they have rebelled against me.
Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, thou are our Father. We are the clay, and thou our potter, and we are all the work of thy hand.
Jeremiah 31:9
They shall come with weeping. And I will lead them with supplications. I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Matthew 6:9
Pray ye therefore this way: Our Father in the heavens, hallowed be thy name.
Luke 6:36
Become ye therefore merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
1 Peter 1:17
And if ye call on a Father, him who judges impartially according to each man's work, live the time of your sojourn in fear.

And if

Matthew 7:21
Not every man who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of my Father in the heavens.
Luke 6:46
And why do ye call me, Lord, Lord, and not do the things that I say?
John 13:13
Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord. And ye say well, for I am.

O priests

Malachi 2:8
But ye are turned aside out of the way. Ye have caused many to stumble in the law. Ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says LORD of hosts.
1 Samuel 2:28
And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? And did I give to the house of thy father all the offerings of the sons of Israel made by fire
Jeremiah 5:30
An astonishing and horrible thing has come to pass in the land.
Jeremiah 23:11
For both prophet and priest are profane. Yea, in my house I have found their wickedness, says LORD.
Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things. They have made no distinction between the holy and the common, nor have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their ey
Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou have rejected knowledge, I also will reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me. Since thou have forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy sons.
Hosea 5:1
Hear this, O ye priests, and hearken, O house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king, for to you pertains the judgment. For ye have been a snare at Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.

And ye

Malachi 2:14
Yet ye say, Why? Because LORD has been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou have dealt treacherously, though she is thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
Malachi 3:7
From the days of your fathers ye have turned aside from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says LORD of hosts. But ye say, How shall we return?
Jeremiah 2:21
Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed. How then have thou turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine to me?
Hosea 12:8
And Ephraim said, Surely I have become rich. I have found wealth for myself. In all my labors they shall find no iniquity in me that is sin.
Luke 10:29
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

General references

Isaiah 45:10
Woe to him who says to a father, What are thou begetting? or to a woman, With what are thou travailing?
Jeremiah 35:16
Inasmuch as the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father which he commanded them, but this people has not hearkened to me,
Ezekiel 22:8
Thou have despised my holy things, and have profaned my Sabbaths.
Malachi 2:1
And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Luke 6:46
And why do ye call me, Lord, Lord, and not do the things that I say?
Ephesians 6:2
Honor thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise,