Matthew 15:4

“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God commaunded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: And hee that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For God said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God said, Give honour to your father and mother: and, He who says evil of father or mother will be put to death.
- Basic English Bible

For God commanded saying, Honour father and mother; and, He that speaks ill of father or mother, let him die the death.
- Darby Bible

For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
- Webster's Bible

For God said, `Honour thy father and thy mother'; and `Let him who reviles father or mother be certainly put to death';
- Weymouth Bible

For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.'
- World English Bible

For God seide, Honoure thi fadir and thi modir, and he that cursith fadir or modir, die bi deeth.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God did command, saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother -- let him die the death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:4


15:4 Honour thy father and mother - Which implies all such relief as they stand in need of. #Exod 20:12|; 21:17.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:4


Mt 15:4 For God commanded. See Ex 21:17. He that curseth, etc. The Ten Commandments promised long life to those who honored father and mother (Ex 20:12 De 5:16). Here the Lord quotes the punishment of dishonoring them. (See also Le 20:9.) On nothing did Moses insist more than respect for parents.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Cornetta beaty
    It was a great chapter!
  • Tom Roger Lilleby
    "The LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL" are not talking about the Jews.
    The Jews are the 2 tribes of the12 original HEBREW tribes that was separated from ISRAEL in a Civil War. The JEWS are the 2 tribes of JUDAH and BENJAMIN. They are refered to as "THE HOUSE OF JUDAH" in the prophecies. THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL are the 10 other tribes that was taken by the Assyrians.
  • Sellin Achieng
    God will never forget his people
  • Sellin Achieng
    May the blood of Jesus cover all my body with pray ,piece and help with all my need
  • Chukwu Isaac for verse 13
    In my own understanding according to Matthew 15 13 .....Jesus was talking in parable,using a tree so that we human being may understand him,................................ MEANING Anything that is in you,that was not planted by God most be rooted up,whether sickness,failure,poorvaty,not been a stake holder in things of lord,sin,etc, most be rooted up in Jesus name..AMEN........
  • Carlo
    The correct answer is kind for the heart is an organ that pumps blood,Christ spake this way to confound the unlearned.

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