||This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
||And she really is my sister, for we both have the same father, but different mothers. And I married her.
||This time he told the dream to his father as well as to his brothers, but his father scolded him. “What kind of dream is that?” he asked. “Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow to the ground before you?”
||And we responded, ‘Yes, my lord, we have a father who is an old man, and his youngest son is a child of his old age. His full brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him very much.’
||“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
||“Anyone who strikes father or mother must be put to death.
||“Anyone who dishonors*21:17 Greek version reads Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of. Compare Matt 15:4; Mark 7:10. father or mother must be put to death.
||“Do not violate your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; you must not have sexual relations with her.
||“Do not have sexual relations with your sister or half sister, whether she is your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born into your household or someone else’s.
||“Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father, and you must always observe my Sabbath days of rest. I am the Lord your God.
||“Anyone who dishonors*20:9 Greek version reads Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of. Compare Matt 15:4; Mark 7:10. father or mother must be put to death. Such a person is guilty of a capital offense.
||“If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a shameful disgrace. They must be publicly cut off from the community. Since the man has violated his sister, he will be punished for his sin.
||“Do not have sexual relations with your aunt, whether your mother’s sister or your father’s sister. This would dishonor a close relative. Both parties are guilty and will be punished for their sin.
||The only exceptions are his closest relatives—his mother or father, son or daughter, brother,
||He must not defile himself by going near a dead body. He may not make himself ceremonially unclean even for his father or mother.
||An Example of Just Punishment
One day a man who had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father came out of his tent and got into a fight with one of the Israelite men.
||Even if the dead person is their own father, mother, brother, or sister, they must not defile themselves, for the hair on their head is the symbol of their separation to God.
||“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
||and change the clothes she was wearing when she was captured. She will stay in your home, but let her mourn for her father and mother for a full month. Then you may marry her, and you will be her husband and she will be your wife.
||Dealing with a Rebellious Son
“Suppose a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or mother, even though they discipline him.
||In such a case, the father and mother must take the son to the elders as they hold court at the town gate.
||Then the woman’s father and mother must bring the proof of her virginity to the elders as they hold court at the town gate.
||‘Cursed is anyone who dishonors father or mother.’
And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
||‘Cursed is anyone who has sexual intercourse with his sister, whether she is the daughter of his father or his mother.’
And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
||when Jericho is conquered, you will let me live, along with my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all their families.”
||When we come into the land, you must leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window through which you let us down. And all your family members—your father, mother, brothers, and all your relatives—must be here inside the house.
||The men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Israel.
||When he returned home, he told his father and mother, “A young Philistine woman in Timnah caught my eye. I want to marry her. Get her for me.”
||His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?” they asked. “Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?”
But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.”
||His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.
||At that moment the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him, and he ripped the lion’s jaws apart with his bare hands. He did it as easily as if it were a young goat. But he didn’t tell his father or mother about it.
||He scooped some of the honey into his hands and ate it along the way. He also gave some to his father and mother, and they ate it. But he didn’t tell them he had taken the honey from the carcass of the lion.
||So Samson’s wife came to him in tears and said, “You don’t love me; you hate me! You have given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.”
“I haven’t even given the answer to my father or mother,” he replied. “Why should I tell you?”
||Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. He went down to the town of Ashkelon, killed thirty men, took their belongings, and gave their clothing to the men who had solved his riddle. But Samson was furious about what had happened, and he went back home to live with his father and mother.
||“Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers.
||Later David went to Mizpeh in Moab, where he asked the king, “Please allow my father and mother to live here with you until I know what God is going to do for me.”
||You know your father and his men; they are mighty warriors. Right now they are as enraged as a mother bear who has been robbed of her cubs. And remember that your father is an experienced man of war. He won’t be spending the night among the troops.
||Absalom had appointed Amasa as commander of his army, replacing Joab, who had been commander under David. (Amasa was Joab’s cousin. His father was Jether,*17:25a Hebrew Ithra, a variant spelling of Jether. an Ishmaelite.*17:25b As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 1 Chr 2:17); Hebrew reads an Israelite. His mother, Abigail daughter of Nahash, was the sister of Joab’s mother, Zeruiah.)
||Then let me return again to die in my own town, where my father and mother are buried. But here is your servant, my son Kimham. Let him go with my lord the king and receive whatever you want to give him.”
||He was half Israelite, since his mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father had been a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. Huram was extremely skillful and talented in any work in bronze, and he came to do all the metal work for King Solomon.
||Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!”
Elijah replied, “Go on back, but think about what I have done to you.”
||But he did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, following the example of his father and mother and the example of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had led Israel to sin.
||He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, but not to the same extent as his father and mother. He at least tore down the sacred pillar of Baal that his father had set up.
||“Why are you coming to me?”*3:13 Hebrew What is there in common between you and me? Elisha asked the king of Israel. “Go to the pagan prophets of your father and mother!”
But King Joram of Israel said, “No! For it was the Lord who called us three kings here—only to be defeated by the king of Moab!”
||Suddenly he cried out, “My head hurts! My head hurts!”
His father said to one of the servants, “Carry him home to his mother.”
||The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. One of Mered’s wives became*4:17 Or Jether’s wife became; Hebrew reads She became. the mother of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah (the father of Eshtemoa).
||He married a woman from Judah, who became the mother of Jered (the father of Gedor), Heber (the father of Soco), and Jekuthiel (the father of Zanoah). Mered also married Bithia, a daughter of Pharaoh, and she bore him children.
||His mother is from the tribe of Dan in Israel, and his father is from Tyre. He is skillful at making things from gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and he also works with stone and wood. He can work with purple, blue, and scarlet cloth and fine linen. He is also an engraver and can follow any design given to him. He will work with your craftsmen and those appointed by my lord David, your father.
||This man had a very beautiful and lovely young cousin, Hadassah, who was also called Esther. When her father and mother died, Mordecai adopted her into his family and raised her as his own daughter.
||What if I call the grave my father,
and the maggot my mother or my sister?
||Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord will hold me close.
||May the Lord never forget the sins of his fathers;
may his mother’s sins never be erased from the record.
||A Father’s Exhortation: Acquire Wisdom
My child,*1:8 Hebrew My son; also in 1:10, 15. listen when your father corrects you.
Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
||For I, too, was once my father’s son,
tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.
||My son, obey your father’s commands,
and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
||The Proverbs of Solomon
The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise child*10:1 Hebrew son; also in 10:1b. brings joy to a father;
a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
||Sensible children bring joy to their father;
foolish children despise their mother.
||Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother
are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.
||If you insult your father or mother,
your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.
||Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and don’t despise your mother when she is old.
||So give your father and mother joy!
May she who gave you birth be happy.
||Anyone who steals from his father and mother
and says, “What’s wrong with that?”
is no better than a murderer.
||Some people curse their father
and do not thank their mother.
||The eye that mocks a father
and despises a mother’s instructions
will be plucked out by ravens of the valley
and eaten by vultures.
||How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father,
‘Why was I born?’
or if it said to its mother,
‘Why did you make me this way?’”
||To an image carved from a piece of wood they say,
‘You are my father.’
To an idol chiseled from a block of stone they say,
‘You are my mother.’
They turn their backs on me,
but in times of trouble they cry out to me,
‘Come and save us!’
||For this is what the Lord says about the children born here in this city and about their mothers and fathers:
||No one will offer a meal to comfort those who mourn for the dead—not even at the death of a mother or father. No one will send a cup of wine to console them.
||Give her this message from the Sovereign Lord: You are nothing but a Canaanite! Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
||For your mother loathed her husband and her children, and so do you. And you are exactly like your sisters, for they despised their husbands and their children. Truly your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
||Fathers and mothers are treated with contempt. Foreigners are forced to pay for protection. Orphans and widows are wronged and oppressed among you.
||“A priest must not defile himself by being in the presence of a dead person unless it is his father, mother, child, brother, or unmarried sister. In such cases it is permitted.
||For the son despises his father.
The daughter defies her mother.
The daughter-in-law defies her mother-in-law.
Your enemies are right in your own household!
||If anyone continues to prophesy, his own father and mother will tell him, ‘You must die, for you have prophesied lies in the name of the Lord.’ And as he prophesies, his own father and mother will stab him.
||Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar).
Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram.*1:3 Greek Aram, a variant spelling of Ram; also in 1:4. See 1 Chr 2:9-10.
||Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab).
Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
Obed was the father of Jesse.
||Jesse was the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
||‘I have come to set a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
||“If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.
||Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”
||For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’*15:4a Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16. and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’*15:4b Exod 21:17 (Greek version); Lev 20:9 (Greek version).
||In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.*15:6 Greek their father; other manuscripts read their father or their mother. And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition.
||And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’*19:5 Gen 2:24.
||Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’*19:18-19 Exod 20:12-16; Deut 5:16-20; Lev 19:18.”
||And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.
||The crowd laughed at him. But he made them all leave, and he took the girl’s father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying.
||For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother,’*7:10a Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16. and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’*7:10b Exod 21:17 (Greek version); Lev 20:9 (Greek version).
||‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,*10:7 Some manuscripts do not include and is joined to his wife.
||But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’*10:19 Exod 20:12-16; Deut 5:16-20.”
||“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News,
||His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”
||When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn’t let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl’s father and mother.
||‘Father will be divided against son
and son against father;
mother against daughter
and daughter against mother;
and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’*12:53 Mic 7:6.”
||“If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.
||But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.’*18:20 Exod 20:12-16; Deut 5:16-20.”
||They said, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
||Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Paul went first to Derbe and then to Lystra, where there was a young disciple named Timothy. His mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek.
||As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”*5:31 Gen 2:24.
||“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise:
||If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”*6:2-3 Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16.
||For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
||There is no record of his father or mother or any of his ancestors—no beginning or end to his life. He remains a priest forever, resembling the Son of God.