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

  • Steve morrow
    *****MATTHEW 15:16 AND JESUS SAID ARE YOU ALSO YET WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING*****
  • Lu2677
    "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:9
  • Irene123
    When I was 18 I had had scoliosis for 2 yrs. I am 75 now. At 18 my left hip was 4 in. higher than my right; my spine was a backward 'S'. In June of '60 the Lord healed me, but I didn't know it was Him for 10 yrs. In '60 I had 'heard' there was a God; that was about it. I 'learned' that much in a mainstream church. So, Jesus does heal without OUR prayers, but I KNOW someone was praying for me.
  • Michele Miller
    Insight777: This is just to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26NIV. "It's not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs."CHILDREN meansJews. BREAD means the word of God. DOGS means.Gentiles."We" were/are considered unclean to Jews..Jesus wasn't calling her a dog,being mean.He talked to her in a way she could understand.With her answer he was moved,and so healed.
  • Michele Miller
    insight777
    Im just trying to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26 NIV "It is not right to take the childrens(Jews) bread (Word of God)and toss it to their dogs." (Gentiles) 24:" I have only been sent to the lost sheep of Israel." He was trying to save HIS "lost sheep" first. When the woman gave her reply,jesus found favor in her and healed her daughter. God is good.
  • Gideon
    I have no option than to love Him with all my heart because He first love me.

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