Westminster Shorter Catechism ~ 5th Commandment

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Q63: Which is the Fifth Commandment?
A63: The Fifth Commandment is, “honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

Q64: What is required in the Fifth Commandment?
A64: The Fifth Commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors, inferiors, or equals.

Q65: What is the forbidden in the Fifth Commandment?
A65: The Fifth Commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations.

Q66: What is the reason annexed to the Fifth Commandment?
A66: The reason annexed to the Fifth Commandment is a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment.

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Quest. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?
Ans. 63. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.(1)

(1) Exod. 20:12.

Quest. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment?
Ans. 64. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors,(1) inferiors,(2) or equals.(3)

(1) Eph. 5:21.
(2) I Pet. 2:17.
(3) Rom. 12:10.

Quest. 65. What is the forbidden in the fifth commandment?
Ans. 65. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations.(1)

(1) Matt. 15:4-6; Ezek. 34:2-4; Rom. 13:8.

Quest. 66. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?
Ans. 66. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, is a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment.(1)

(1) Deut. 5:16; Eph. 6:2-3.

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