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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 15:9 BUT IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN CLOSSIANS 2:22 WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN *****JAME 5:20 LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS*****EPHESIANS 4:27 NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE devil
  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****

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