I advise doing what the king says, especially regarding an oath to God.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey the Messiah.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only while being watched in order to please them, but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.
because I, too, am a man under authority and I have soldiers under me. I say to one of them "Go' and he goes, to another "Come' and he comes, and to my servant "Do this' and he does it."
because I, too, am a man under authority and have soldiers under me. I say to one "Go' and he goes, to another "Come' and he comes, and to my servant "Do this' and he does it."
He doesn't praise the servant for doing what was commanded, does he?
His son replied, "I don't want to,' but later he changed his mind and went.
Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."
But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat for a festival so I could celebrate with my friends.
So Sarai told Abram, "You are well aware that the LORD has prevented me from giving birth to a child. Go have sex with my servant, so that I may possibly bear a son through her."
And so Israel's sons did what he had instructed them to do:
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.
and told them, "You have done everything that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and you have listened to me in everything that I commanded you.
We'll listen and obey you in everything, just like we did with Moses. Only may the LORD your God be with you, just as he was with Moses.
"We'll do everything that you commanded," they replied. "We'll go wherever you send us.
Ruth replied, "I'll do everything you've said."
So she went out to the threshing floor and did precisely what her mother-in-law had advised.
Now Esther had not declared her heritage or her people, just as Mordecai had instructed her, for Esther did what Mordecai told her just as she had done when she was raised by him.
Then Mordecai left and did everything that Esther had ordered him.
So the Jewish people made a tradition out of what they had begun to do and of what Mordecai had written to them,
"But what Rechab's son Jonadab commanded his sons about not drinking wine is observed, and they haven't drunk wine until this day. Indeed, they obey the commands of their ancestor. But I've spoken to you again and again, and you haven't obeyed me.
Indeed the descendants of Rechab's son Jonadab have carried out the command of their ancestor that he gave them, but this people has not obeyed me."
Then Jeremiah told the house of the Rechabites, "This is what the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel says: "Because you obeyed the commandment of your ancestor Jonadab, have observed all his commandments, and have done everything that he commanded you,'
We have obeyed everything that our ancestor, Rechab's son Jonadab, commanded us. So we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters have drunk no wine all our lives,
We have lived in tents. We have obeyed and have done everything that our ancestor Jonadab commanded us.
2 Samuel 22:45
Foreigners came cringing to me; they obeyed as soon as they heard me.
When they hear of me, they will obey me; foreigners will submit to me.
so do whatever they tell you and follow it, but stop doing what they do, because they don't do what they say.
Then he went back with them, returning to Nazareth and remaining in submission to them. His mother continued to treasure all these things in her heart.
2 Corinthians 7:15
His affection for you is even greater as he remembers how obedient all of you were and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.
So the soldiers took the money, did as they were instructed, and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.
The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you!
1 Peter 3:6
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham and called him lord. You have become her daughters by doing good and by not letting anything terrify you.