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
All those who are under the yoke as slaves must regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, lest the name of God and the teaching be slandered.
Titus 2:9
Slaves must be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not to talk back,
1 Peter 2:17
Honor all [people], love the community of believers, fear God, honor the king.

If then

Malachi 2:9
"And in turn I have made you despised and humbled before all the people, inasmuch as you [are] not keeping my way, but are {favoring your own instruction}."
Exodus 4:22
And you must say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Israel [is] my son, my firstborn."
Isaiah 1:2
Hear, heavens, and listen, earth, for Yahweh has spoken: "I reared children and I brought [them] up, but they rebelled against me.
Isaiah 64:8
Yet now Yahweh, you [are] our father; we [are] the clay and you [are] our {potter}, and we all [are] the work of your hand.
Jeremiah 31:9
With weeping they will come, and with pleas for mercy I will bring them; I will let them walk by streams of water in a straight path. They will not stumble in it, for I have become to Israel a father, and Ephraim, he [is] my firstborn."
Matthew 6:9
Therefore you pray in this way: "Our Father who is in heaven, may your name be treated as holy.
Luke 6:36
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful!
1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on [him] [as] Father who judges impartially according to each one's work, conduct yourselves with fear during the time of your temporary residence,

And if

Matthew 7:21
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Luke 6:46
"And why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I tell [you]?
John 13:13
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and you speak correctly, for I am.

O priests

Malachi 2:8
But you, you have turned from the way; you have caused many to stumble by [your] instruction; you have ruined the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of hosts.
1 Samuel 2:28
And I chose him from all the tribes of Israel to be a priest to me, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to bear an ephod before me. I gave to the house of your ancestor all the offerings made by fire by the {Israelites}.
Jeremiah 5:30
A horrific event and something horrible has happened in the land.
Jeremiah 23:11
"For both prophet as well as priest are godless, even in my temple I have found their wickedness," {declares} Yahweh.
Ezekiel 22:26
Its priests treat my law violently, and they profane my holy objects; they do not distinguish between holy object and what is unholy, or between the clean and the unclean. They do not teach the difference, and they hide their eyes from my Sabbaths, and [so] I am profaned in the midst of them.
Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
Hosea 5:1
Hear this, priests! Give heed, house of Israel! Listen, house of the king! Because the judgment [applies] to you; because you have been a snare for Mizpah, and a net spread out on Tabor;

And ye

Malachi 2:14
But you ask, "{For what reason}?" Because Yahweh stands as a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have been unfaithful, even though she [is] your marriage partner and {your wife by covenant}.
Malachi 3:7
From the days of your ancestors you have turned aside from my rules, and have not kept [them]! Return to me and I will return to you," says Yahweh of hosts, "but you say, 'How shall we return?'
Jeremiah 2:21
Yet I planted you [as] a choice vine, all of it a seed of trustworthiness. How then have you altered before me [into something that is] degenerate, the foreign vine?
Hosea 12:8
And Ephraim said, "Surely, I am rich, I gained wealth for myself; in all my toil they have not found guilt 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 the] one who says to a father, 'What you are begetting?' or to a woman, '[With] what are you in labor?'"
Jeremiah 35:16
For the descendants of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, have carried out the command of their ancestor that he commanded them, but this people did not listen to me."
Ezekiel 22:8
You despised my holy objects; my Sabbaths you profaned.
Malachi 2:1
"And so then, O priests, this command [is] for you:
Luke 6:46
"And why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I tell [you]?
Ephesians 6:2
"Honor your father and mother" (which is the first commandment with a promise),