Here are the 40 strongest Bible scriptures on respect.
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
1 Corinthians 10:33
Just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
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 Samuel 2:30
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: “I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,” but now the Lord declares: “Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you.
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
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.
Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.
“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.”
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.”
“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.”
“But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.”
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
“For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’”
“Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great.
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
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.
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
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.
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity.
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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.