The Bible is full of verses about respect, and they can be found in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
In the Old Testament, one of the first verses to come up when you search for “respect” is in 1 Samuel 15:22: “Samuel said, ‘Does the Lord desire burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as he does obedience? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed [obey] is better than the fat of rams.'” This verse emphasizes that obedience is more important than sacrifice.
In the New Testament, there are many different verses about respect. One example is found in Matthew 18:2-4: “The Pharisees came out and began to dispute with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, ‘Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And he left them.” This verse shows how Jesus was frustrated by people who asked for signs instead of just listening to what he had to say.
Bible Verses about Respect
God created all people, and created them differently for reasons and purpose we may not understand. Regardless of how we perceive other people to be, they are God’s creations, and it God’s will for us to show respect to everyone. Use these Bible verses to be reminded why respect is important to show to everyone.ShareTweetSave
12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.
13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”