30 Important Bible Verses about Bad Parents

Exodus 20:12 – Honor Your Father and Mother

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Proverbs 1:8-9 – Listen to Your Father and Mother

“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”

Proverbs 15:20 – A Wise Son Makes a Father Glad

“A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”

Proverbs 19:26 – Cease to Strive against Your Father

“Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.”

Proverbs 20:20 – Do Not Curse Your Father or Mother

“If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.”

Proverbs 23:22 – Do Not Despise Your Mother and Father

“Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”

Matthew 15:4 – Honor Your Father and Mother

“For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'”

Ephesians 6:1-3 – Obey Your Parents

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—’so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'”

Colossians 3:20 – Obey Your Parents in Everything

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”

1 Timothy 5:8 – Provide for Your Own Household

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

Deuteronomy 5:16 – Honor Your Father and Mother

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

Proverbs 10:1 – A Wise Son Makes a Glad Father

“A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.”

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Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.”

Proverbs 23:13-14 – Do Not Withhold Discipline from a Child

“Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death.”

Proverbs 29:15 – Correct Your Son, and He Will Give You Rest

“A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.”

Mark 7:10 – Honor Your Father and Mother

“For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’

Psalm 27:10 – The Lord Will Not Forsake You

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”

Proverbs 13:24 – Those Who Spare the Rod Hate their Children

“Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”

Malachi 4:6 – Restore the Hearts of the Fathers to Their Children

“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

Proverbs 14:26 – In the Fear of the Lord One Has Strong Confidence

“Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children, it will be a refuge.”

Proverbs 30:17 – The Eye That Mocks a Father

“The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.”

Luke 18:20 – Observe These Commandments

“You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'”

Proverbs 17:6 – The Glory of Children Is Their Father

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”

Proverbs 22:15 – Folly Is Bound Up in the Heart of a Child

“Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”

Proverbs 30:11 – Curse Your Father and Not Bless Your Mother

“There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.”

Matthew 10:37 – Love God More Than Your Father or Mother

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

Mark 10:7 – A Man Shall Leave His Father and Mother

“‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife.’

Proverbs 20:7 – A Righteous Man Walks in Integrity

“The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”

Proverbs 30:17 – The Disrespected Curse Their Father

“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.”

Matthew 19:19 – Honor Your Father and Mother

“Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’

Proverbs 19:18 – Discipline Your Son

“Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.”

Proverbs 30:17 – The Eye That Mocks Father and 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.”

Mark 7:11 – What You Would Have Gained from Me

“But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)—then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother.”

Proverbs 10:9 – He Who Walks in Integrity

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Malachi 1:6 – Show Honor to Your Father

“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?”

Proverbs 28:24 – Robbing His Father or His Mother

“Whoever robs their father or mother and says, ‘It’s not wrong,’ is partner to one who destroys.”

Matthew 15:6 – Nullify the Word of God

“…they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus, you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.”

Proverbs 13:1 – A Wise Son Listens to His Father

“A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.”

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 – A Rebellious Son

“If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death.”

Proverbs 23:24 – The Father of a Righteous Child

“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”

1 Kings 1:6 – His Father Had Never Rebuked Him

“But his father had never rebuked him by asking, ‘Why do you behave as you do?’ He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.”

Proverbs 28:7 – A Son Who Increases Wealth by Extortion

“A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.”

Proverbs 29:21 – A Servant Who Becomes Heir

“A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent. An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.”

Proverbs 30:11-12 – Curse Their Father and Not Bless Their Mother

“Some people curse their father and do not bless their mother. They are pure in their own eyes, but they are filthy and unwashed.”

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