And if it seemeth evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be an ornament of grace to thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
Prepare thy work outside, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thy house.
And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently to thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
But if any widow hath children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to repay their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
Thy own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
If a man saith, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth bribes shall live.
My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
But if any provideth not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the region of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said to them, Have ye not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?
6 Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, except for immorality, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoever marrieth her who is put away committeth adultery.
10 His disciples say to him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, except they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, who were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
13 Then were brought to him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Permit the little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed from there.
16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith to him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith to him, All these things have I kept from my youth: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I say to you, That it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, That ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man separate.