Respect For Old People
Most Relevant Verses
You shall rise up before the hoary head and honor the face of the old man and [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.
Hearken to your father, who begot you, and despise not your mother when she is old.
Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers;
[Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.
Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.
The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).
The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience].
Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].
- Age, Glories Of
- Attitude Towards Your Mother
- Caring For The Elderly
- Characters Of Old People
- Children, attitudes towards
- Dealing With Young People
- Fathers Birthday
- Maturity, Physical
- Midlife Crisis
- Old Age, Attainment Of
- Old Age, Attitudes To
- Respecting Parents
- Sanctity Of Life