Q. 117 What is the fifth Commandment?
A. Honour thy Father and Mother that thy days may be long in the Land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Q. 118 What is God’s will for you in the fifth commandment?
A. That I honor, love, and be loyal to my father and mother and all those in authority over me; that I obey and submit to them, as is proper, when they correct and punish me; and also that I be patient with their failings— for through them God chooses to rule us.
Ex. 21:17; Prov. 1:8; 4:1; Rom. 13:1-2; Eph. 5:21-22; 6:1-9; Col. 3:18-4:1
Prov. 20:20; 23:22; 1 Pet. 2:18
Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1-8; Eph. 6:1-9; Col. 3:18-21