Bible Verses About Respect: 11 Powerful Verses


Matthew 7:12

ESV“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
KJVTherefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
NASB“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
NIVSo in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
NLT“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

Romans 12:10

ESVLove one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
KJVBe kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
NASBBe devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
NIVBe devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
NLTLove each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

1 Peter 2:17

ESVHonor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
KJVHonour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
NASBHonor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
NIVShow proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
NLTRespect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.

Exodus 20:12

ESV“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
KJVHonour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
NASB“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
NIV“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
NLT“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Titus 2:7

ESVShow yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,
KJVIn all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
NASBin all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,
NIVIn everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
NLTAnd you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.

Philippians 2:3

ESVDo nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
KJVLet nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
NASBDo nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
NIVDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
NLTDo nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Romans 13:2

ESVTherefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
KJVWhosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
NASBTherefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
NIVConsequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
NLTSo anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.

Leviticus 19:32

ESV“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
KJVThou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
NASB‘You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
NIV“’Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.
NLT“Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.

Luke 14:10

ESVBut when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.
KJVBut when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
NASB“But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’ then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.
NIVBut when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests.
NLT“Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests.

1 Peter 3:7

ESVLikewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
KJVIn the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
NASBYou husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
NIVHusbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
NLTIn the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

Colossians 3:25

ESVFor the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
KJVBut he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
NASBFor he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
NIVAnyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
NLTBut if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

Ephesians 5:33

ESVHowever, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
KJVNevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
NASBNevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
NIVHowever, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
NLTSo again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

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