8471 respect, for human beings

8471 respect, for human beings

Each individual, created in the image of God, should be honoured and esteemed, and this should be worked out in every area of life.

Human beings are to be respected

They are made in the image of God Ge 9:5-6 See also Pr 14:31; Pr 17:5; Col 3:9-11; Jas 3:9-10

The bounds of life belong to God Ex 20:13 pp Dt 5:17 See also Ex 21:22-25 NIV footnote at verse 22; 2Sa 1:14-15; 2Sa 4:9-12; 1Ki 2:31-33; Ps 139:13-16

The equality and dignity of human beings is commanded Dt 1:16-17 See also Ex 23:2-3; Lev 19:15; Dt 16:18-19; Pr 24:23-25; Pr 28:21; Ac 10:24-28,34-35; Jas 2:1-9; 1Pe 2:17

Respect in the family

Respect for parents is commanded Ex 20:12 pp Dt 5:16 See also Lev 19:3; Pr 1:8; Mal 1:6; Mt 15:4-6 pp Mk 7:10-13; Mt 19:19 pp Lk 18:20; Eph 6:1-3; Col 3:20; Heb 12:9

Disrespect for parents is condemned Dt 27:16 See also Ex 21:17; Lev 20:9; Pr 30:17; Isa 45:10; 2Ti 3:1-2

Examples of those who respected their parents Ge 9:20-23 Shem and Japheth; Ge 47:11-12 Joseph; 1Sa 22:3 David; 1Ki 2:19 Solomon; 1Ki 19:20 Elisha Jesus Christ: Lk 2:51; Jn 19:25-27

Respect in marriage Eph 5:33 See also Eph 5:21-25; Col 3:18-19; 1Pe 3:6-7

Respect for children Mt 18:10 See also Lev 20:1-5; Mt 18:5-6 pp Mk 9:36-37 pp Lk 9:47-48; Mt 19:13-15 pp Mk 10:13-16 pp Lk 18:15-17; Eph 6:4; Col 3:20-21

Respect for leaders

Leaders must have gained respect Dt 1:13-15 See also 1Sa 9:6; Pr 31:23; 1Ti 3:2-11

Leaders must be given respect 1Sa 26:9-11 See also 1Sa 24:1-7; 2Ki 3:14; Ro 13:1-7; 1Th 5:12; Heb 13:17

Respect for old age

Lev 19:32 See also Job 32:4-7; La 5:12; 1Ti 5:1-2; Tit 2:2; 1Pe 5:5

Respect at the place of work

Dt 24:14-15 See also Lev 19:13; Eph 6:5-9; Col 3:22-4:1; 1Ti 6:1-2; 1Pe 2:18

See also

5040murder
5061sanctity of life
5347injustice
5404masters
5448poverty, attitudes to
5520servants
5664children
5708marriage
5727old age, attitudes
5731parents
8337reverence & behaviour
8452neighbours, duty to

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