To smite either father or mother, in a manner which indicated either contempt or malice, or left marks of violence, was deemed a proof of so ungrateful and unnatural a disposition, that no provocation was admitted as an excuse, but the offence was made capital. Nay, he who cursed his father or mother, who uttered imprecations, ill wishes, or revilings, against a parent, was included in the same sense; though few crimes were made capital by the law of Moses. The law of God, as delegated to parents is honoured when they are honoured, and despised when they are despised, and to rebel against the lawful exercise of this authority is rebellion against God. - Rev. T. Scott
If a man have a stubborn
and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice
of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that
], when they
have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men
of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou
put evil away from among you; and all Israel
shall hear, and fear.
] he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
] a generation [that] curseth
their father, and doth
not bless their mother.
] mocketh at [his
] father, and despiseth to obey [his
] mother, the ravens
of the valley
shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
1 Timothy 1:9
Knowing this, that the law
is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless
, for the ungodly
and for sinners, for unholy and profane
, for murderers
of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers