Here are the 40 most compelling Bible scriptures on honor and respect.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.”
1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:3
Honor widows who are truly widows.
1 Timothy 6:1
Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.
(Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
“Honor your father and mother” This is the first commandment with a promise.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you.”
“And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.”
“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.”
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”
“I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
“I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.”
“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.”
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
“That all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.”
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.