Deuteronomy 5:16

“Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thy daies may be prolonged, and that it may goe well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Honor thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God commanded thee; that thy days may be long, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give honour to your father and your mother, as you have been ordered by the Lord your God; so that your life may be long and all may be well for you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
- Basic English Bible

Honour thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may be well with thee in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
- Darby Bible

Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may be well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
- Webster's Bible

Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
- World English Bible

`Honour thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee, so that thy days are prolonged, and so that it is well with thee, on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God commanded thee; that thy days may be long, and that it may go well with thee, upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 5:16


5:16 Honour thy father and mother - Hast thou not been irreverent or undutiful to either? Hast thou not slighted their advice? Hast thou chearfully obeyed all their lawful commands? Hast thou loved and honoured their persons? Supplied their wants, and concealed their infirmities? Hast thou wrestled for them with God in prayer? Hast thou loved and honoured thy prince, and avoided as fire all speaking evil of the ruler of thy people? Have ye that are servants done all things as unto Christ? Not with eye - service, but in singleness of heart? Have ye who are masters, behaved as parents to your servants, with all gentleness and affection? Have ye all obeyed them that watch over your souls, and esteemed them highly in love for their work's sake?


Discussion for Deuteronomy 5

  • Mike
    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    -Deut. 5:7
  • I bby
    If you love me keep my commandments. We are to keep the Lord's commandments even if we don't fully understand, that's what's makes him God, when we try to reason the enemy steps in and leads us astray, that's where faith steps in.To obey is better than sacrifice.
  • April
    When bread is broken,crumbs fall and within these crumbs are clues to enlightenment,God gave very specific instructions,I'd say both before and during the commandments,we could look at him saying NOT to eat from the tree of Life in the Garden of Eden was a commandment,it just wasn't written on stone,it came straight from his mouth,Eve exsistd because Adam was alone,so God gave him what he asked...
  • Brianna Vs. 29
    Those who ignore God's standards have to through life with bumps and bruises. They are denying themselves the ability o have the best life possible in this wicked world. Jehovah God pleads with us to follow his laws. He created life so he knows what we need to be happy. If we obey, he promises thing will go well for us personally
  • Irene123
    Fundamental Monotheism - Christianity, having emerged from Judaism, is a monotheistic religion. Never in the N.T. Testament does the Trinitarian concept become a "trithism" nor even 2. God is ONE and that God is a single being is strongly declared in the Bible: The Shema - Deut.6:4; 5:7; Isa. 44:6; Mk.12:29. unquote. Only Deut. 6:4 is called the 'Shema'.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The 12 Commandments are rendered here for our admonition, adherence and guidance. Not to be found blameworthy in the Judgement Seat of Christ, we need to seek and earnestly pray for God's Grace and His salvation in order to abide by the dictates of the Commandments. Flesh alone will fail us. Amazing Grace will ensure we resist the devil so it will flee from us.

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