This is a series of posts from an InfoBase CD from the 90’s made by faithful members at the COB for only the most faithful members. This is not meant to challenge members faith, but to preserve the information shared at the top levels of the church for posterity.
Included in the divine promises to Abraham were the assurances that (1) Christ would come through his lineage, and that (2) Abraham’s posterity would receive certain lands as an eternal inheritance (Gen. 17;22: 15-18; Gal. 3; Abr. 2). These promises taken together are called the Abrahamic covenant. It was renewed with Isaac (Gen. 26: 1-4, 24) and again with Jacob (Gen. 28; 35: 9-13; 48: 3-4).
The portions of the covenant that pertain to personal
salvation and eternal increase are renewed with each individual who receives the ordinance of celestial marriage (see D&C 132:29-33 [and Abr. Facsimile No. 2, Fig. 3.])
Those of non-Israelite lineage, commonly known as gentiles, are adopted into the house of Israel, and become heirs of the covenant and the seed of Abraham, through the ordinances of the gospel
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (NewT:Galatians 3:26-29)
MORMON DOCTRINE PAGE 23 By the law of adoption those who receive the gospel and
obey its laws, no matter what their literal blood lineage may have been, are adopted into the lineage of Abraham. (Abra. 2:9-11.) “The effect of the Holy Ghost upon a Gentile,” the Prophet says, “is to purge out the old blood, and make him actually of the seed of Abraham.” Such a person has “a new creation by the Holy Ghost.” (Teachings,pp.149-150.) Those who magnify their callings in the Melchizedek Priesthood are promised that they will be “sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies. They become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed of Abraham.” (D. & C. 84:33-34.)
Indeed, the faithful are adopted into the family of Christ; they become “the children of christ, his sons, and his daughters”; they are “spiritually begotten,” for their “hearts are changed through faith on his name,” thus being “born of him,” becoming “his sons and his daughters.” (Mosiah 5:7.) Paul explained the doctrine of adoption by saying, “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God,” because they receive “the Spirit of adoption,” being or becoming Israelites, “to whom pertaineth the adoption.” (Rom. 8:14-24; 9:4; gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5.)
And as I said unto Abraham concerning the kindred’s of the earth, even so I say unto my servant Joseph: In thee and in thy seed shall the kindred of the earth be blessed. (D&C: Section 124:58)
The Patriarchal Order:
We find that after the days of Noah an order was introduced
called the patriarchal order, in which every man managed his own family affairs. And prominent men among them were kings and priests unto God, and officiated in what is known among us as the priesthood of the Son of God, or the priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. Man began again to multiply on the face of the earth, and the heads of families became their kings and priests, that is, the fathers of their own people. And they were more or less under the influence and guidance of the Almighty. We read, for instance, in our revelations pertaining to these matters, of a man called Melchizedek, who was a great high priest. We are told that there were a great many high priests in his day, and before him and after; and these men had communication with God, and were taught of him in relation to their general proceedings, and acknowledged the hand of God in all things with which the were associated. (JD, 17:207, October 7, 1874; The Gospel Kingdom, John Taylor, p. 139.)
Patriarch role compared to president of the church:
Rights of Fathers to Act as Patriarchs:
Every father, after he has received his patriarchal
blessing, is a patriarch to his own family, and has the right to confer patriarchal blessings upon his family; which blessings will be just as legal as those conferred by any patriarch of the church: in fact it is his right; and a patriarch is blessing his children, can only bless as his mouthpiece. A patriarch to the church is appointed to bless those who are orphans, or have no father in the Church to bless them. Not as stated inadvertently, in the editorial above alluded to “to bless all, and such as have not a father to do it,” for this he could not do, where the church is so extensive; the burden would be too onerous; hence other patriarchs have been ordained, both in this country, and in England, to assist the patriarch to the church, and hence the provision made in the Doctrine and Covenants: “It is the duty of the Twelve, in all large branches of the church, to ordain evangelical ministers, [patriarchs] as they shall be designated unto them by revelation.” (D. & C. 107:39.) And should any of those patriarchs remove here, they have just as much right to administer in their patriarchal office under the direction of the patriarch to the church, as an elder or priest would, who should remove from one of the branches to this place, under the direction of the presidency. Brother William Smith, however “holds the keys of the patriarchal blessings upon the heads of all my people,” and would of necessity have the seniority, and of course the priority and presidency; yet it would be left for those who wished to be administered to, to make their choice; just as much as it would for a candidate for baptism to choose who should administer to him.
The above is the true doctrine of the church in regard to
this matter, and we speak of it for the information of the brethren at large, lest those who may have received their patriarchal blessings from other sources, or from their fathers, might be tempted to think they were of no avail, and to set at rest this agitated question.
The Patriarch Does Not Preside Over the Priesthood or the Church:
We now proceed to answer some of the remarks which we have
We have been asked, "Does not patriarch over the whole
church” place Brother William Smith at the head of the whole church as president?
Answer. No. Brother William is not patriarch over the whole
church, but patriarch to the church, and as such he was Ordained. The expression “over the whole church,” is a mistake made by W. W. Phelps. He is patriarch to the church to Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The twelve are commanded to ordain evangelical ministers in all large branches of the church abroad, and who has charge over them? The patriarch? No. Those who ordained them. And to who is committed the power and authority to regulate all the affairs of the churches abroad? And who has the charge of the whole priesthood here? Answer. The presidency of the church, and not the patriarch.
But does not the Doctrine and Covenants say: "First, I give unto you Hyrum Smith to be a patriarch unto
you to hold the sealing blessings of my church, even the Holy Spirit of promise, whereby ye are sealed up unto the day of redemption, that ye may not fall notwithstanding the hour of temptation that may come upon you.” (D. & C. 124:124.)
Yes, but that is in regard to seniority not in regard to
authority in priesthood, for it immediately follows, “I give unto my servant Joseph to be a presiding elder over all my church, to be a translator, a revelator, a seer, and prophet.” (D. & C. 124:125.) In the Doctrine and Covenants we read “the duty of President of the office of the high priesthood is to preside over the whole church, and to be like unto Moses.” (D. & C. 107:91.) And from this is evident that the president of the church, not the patriarch, is appointed by God to preside.
But does not the patriarch stand in the same relationship
to the church as Adam did to his family, and as Abraham and Jacob did to theirs? No. This is another mistake which is made by our junior, and one that may be very easily made inadvertently. Adam was the natural father of his posterity, who were his family and over whom he presided as patriarch, prophet, priest and king. Both Abraham and Jacob stood in the same relationship to their families. But not so with Father Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, or William Smith. they were not the natural fathers of the church, and could not stand in the same capacity as Adam, Abraham, or Jacob [or Lehi]; but inasmuch as there had been none to bless for generations past, according to the ancient order, they were ordained and set apart for the purpose of conferring patriarchal blessings, to hold the keys of this priesthood, and unlock the door, that had long been closed upon the human family: that blessings might be conferred according to the ancient order, and those who were orphans, or had no father to bless them [As Abraham was an Orphan, his fathers leaving the priesthood sought his blessings from the fathers who had not left the priesthood], might receive it through a patriarch who should act as proxy for their father, (Abraham and Joseph Smith act as proxy for our true fathers,) and that fathers might again be enabled to act as patriarchs to their families, and bless [and seal] their children [with the holy spirit of Promise]. For like the other ordinances in the church, this had been neglected and must needs be restored. But Father Joseph Smith was not president of the church, nor the president’s counsel. Nor was Hyrum Smith either president or president’s counsel. He was one counsel, but when he was ordained patriarch he gave it up and another was ordained in his stead, [William Law] and in all probability if Brother William magnifies his calling, he will not be able henceforth to attend to the duties of an apostle; but officiate in the same capacity in regard to blessing as his brother Hyrum did–not as president of the church, but as patriarch to it.
The president of the church presides over all patriarchs,
presidents, and councils of the church; and this presidency does not depend so much upon genealogy as upon calling, order, and seniority. James and Joseph were the brothers of Jesus, and John was his beloved disciple, yet Peter held the keys and presided over all the church. Brother William was in the quorum of the twelve yet he was not president of the twelve during his brother’s lifetime, nor since; and if being ordained a patriarch would make him president of the church, it would have made Father Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith presidents over the church instead of Joseph.
Brother William understands the matter, and were it not for
the folly of some men there would be no necessity for these remarks.
A patriarch is what is termed in scripture an evangelist,
and Brother William acts in that capacity, and God placed in the church “first apostles,’ not first evangelists, but the president stands in the same relationship to the church as Moses did to the children of Israel, according to the revelations.
Again, who ordained Father Smith to the office of
patriarch? His son Joseph, and Father Smith ordained Hyrum, and the twelve (of whom Brother William is one) ordained him. Who are appointed to ordain evangelical ministers? It is the duty of the Twelve, in all large branches of the church, to ordain evangelical ministers, as they shall be designated unto them by revelation. (D. & C. 107:39.) Can a stream rise higher than its fountain? No….
We think that everyone will see that Brother William
Smith’s patriarchal office will not exalt him higher in regard to priesthood than he was before, as one of the twelve; but will rather change the nature of his office.
But will it take any thing from his priesthood? it may be
asked. No. You cannot take any man’s priesthood away without transgression. Brother William will still retain the same power, priesthood, and authority that he did before, and yet will hold in connection with that the patriarchal office and the keys of that priesthood, and as one of the twelve must maintain his dignity as one of the presidents of the church [This occurred during the apostolic interregnum of 1844-1847 when the twelve, Brigham Young at their head, were sustained as “presidents of the Church”], of whom President Brigham Young is the president and head, and presides over all patriarchs, presidents, and councils of the church. (Times and Seasons, 6:921-922, June 1, 1845; The Gospel Kingdom, John Taylor, p. 146-149.)
Abraham 1 quoted with the following:
[Note: Here we learn that the Patriarch:
- Holds the keys of sealing, even the holy Spirit of Promise, [which is the spirit of Elijah or the fullness of the priesthood, concerning the seed].
- We learn that the patriarch is standing as proxy for the fathers or Kings and priests as Abraham:
- We can conclude as Abraham stated he sought for:
A. The right of the priesthood [the fullness of the priesthood-to be made a king and a priest over his posterity and
B. He sought for the right to bestow the same blessings on his seed.
- Therefore it is obvious why the keys of sealing, even the holy Spirit of Promise [resides in the patriarch] because as Abraham the King and Priest over his family, has the right to administer the same unto his family and transmit the same keys to his children.
- This is why you see Lehi of the Book of mormon probably as a Patriarch, Prophet, Priest, and King over his seed had the right when separated from the first presidency, became the first presidency over his family and Held the keys to administer the same unto his seed. ie., He married his sons and daughters, made them kings and priests unto the Most High God, and anointed their wives Queens and Priestess unto their husbands which is the holy spirit of promise, sealing them up to eternal life. He also bestowed the Fullness of the Priesthood on His children and transmitted the same Keys to them so that they Could Build Temples and bestow the same sealing keys upon their posterity unto the latest generation. This is why Moroni was see by John Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel. Because he understood the fullness of the priesthood and outlined it four times to the Prophet Joseph Smith and as a symbol he stands upon the top of the Capstone of the Temple symbolizing that he is proclaiming the fullness of the priesthood starting with the introductory steps all the way up to the capstone of the temple of man when they are made Kings and Priests unto the Most high God and Queens and Priestesses unto their husbands and reign equally with him over their seed and hold the right to bestow the same upon their posterity as Abraham and as Lehi and as God, And all other affiliations stand in proxy of the Father or fathers. The Prophet stands as the proxy King and Priest and his wife the queen and priestess in and over the Kingdom of God of the Earth. Transmitting these keys to each head of each family to stand in their own capacity eventually attaining unto the Godhead themselves……
hrist said in his great prophetic Prayer “Thy Kingdom come thine will be done on earth which is done in heaven:
- In order to establish what the Christ had prayed for in his prophetic prayer; the Lord Set up the First Presidency which represents the Godhead and is Proxy Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Which priesthood is without father and mother-or in other words holds all the Keys of the Fullness of the Priesthood independent of the Patriarchal order.
- He then made Joseph to stand in his place as his is a Patriarchal order and made him Proxy King of Kings and Lord of Lords, which keys will be delivered back to Christ at the start of the Millennium and then the Christ will deliver these keys to His Father and Our Father at the end of the Millennium.
The Lord through Joseph Smith then established the order of the Church to restore the Patriarchal order which had been lost. He:
- Set up the first presidency to preside over the Fullness of the priesthood. (D&C 124:125.)
- Established the Patriarchal Computer Book: C:\SCRIPT\LDS-ENGL.BYB
Tie in to Adam-God theory
All exalted beings become joint heirs with Christ and inherit the fullness of the Father’s kingdom. Having entered in at the gate of celestial marriage, and having pressed forward in righteousness, overcoming all things, they pass by the angels and the gods “to their exaltation and glory in all things.
…Then shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto them.” (D. & C. 132:19-20.) Of all these Adam is the chief, presiding (under Christ and the Father) in the patriarchal order over all the rest. There is no mystery about this doctrine except that which persons ignorant of the great principles of exaltation and unfriendly to the cause of righteousness have attempted to make. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 19) [This is to help explain exaltation as the picture of Orson Hyde drew, also each one of us falls under this chart. Also, this is important to show that the patriarchal order is sealed upon us in the New and everlasting covenant of marriage to fall in this order.]
Adoption: …Those who magnify their callings in the Melchizedek Priesthood are promised that they will be “sanctified by the Spirit unto the renewing of their bodies. They become the sons of Moses and of Aaron and the seed to Abraham.” (D. & C. 84:33-34.)
Indeed, the faithful are adopted into the family of Christ;
they become “the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters”; they are “spiritually begotten,: for their “hearts are changed through faith on his name,” thus being “born of him,” becoming “his sons and his daughters. (Mosiah 5:7.) Paul explained the doctrine of adoption by saying, “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God,” because they receive “the Spirit of adoption,” being or becoming Israelites, “to whom pertaineth the adoption.” (Rom. 8:14-24; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5.) (Mormon Doctrine, p. 23)
Equality 1. Under conditions of full gospel equality, perfect fairness and equity would prevail in every sphere of life. All persons similarly situated would be treated exactly the same as all other such persons; all would enjoy and possess the same things. Perfect impartiality would reign, for “there should be an equality among all men.” (Mosiah 27:3; Alma 1:26.) By way of illustration, the gospel message itself is and should be freely available to all men. (Third Article of Faith.) The Lord “inviteth them all [this is a prophetic statement for the black race] to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” (2 Ne. 26:33.)
Perfect equality does not now prevail, either in the world
or in the Church. But when life is perfected among the saints and when the highest gospel law is lived, then both temporal and spiritual equality will prevail. Temporal adjustments under the principles of consecration will make “every man qual according to his circumstances and his wants and needs.” (D. & C. 51:3; 82:17.) “In your temporal things you shall be qual, and this not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the manifestations of the Spirit shall be withheld.” (E. & C. 70:14.) “For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things.” (D. & C. 70:14.) “For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things.” (D. & C. 78:3-7.)
2. Exalted beings will enjoy eternal equality in their high
celestial status. “And he makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion.” (D. & C. 76:95.) [This takes place in the Fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood in the New and Everlasting Covenant of Celestial Marriage.] “And then shall the angels be crowned with the glory of his might, and the saints shall be filled with his glory, and receive their inheritances and be made equal with him.” (D. & C. 88:107.) [How can a married person be made equal with a person who is not. We are give the blessings of the fullness of the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage to be made equal with God and His Christ…] In other words, they all enjoy exaltation; all live the same kind of life; all exercise the same power, the power of God; all are possessed of the same Spirit, the Spirit of truth; all are gods and have eternal increase; all are joint-heirs with Christ [again if we all have eternal increase and are made brought up the standard of God and Joint-heirs with Christ it must mean that he is living the same law that he has brought us up to live] possessing all things with him, and being inheritors of all that the Father hath. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 231.) [Get with Lynn on this concept and explain how when we become parents we have all that our parents have, we have the same power, the same authority, we are like them and see them as they really are…
Scripture, when he comes we shall see Him and know him as he really is for we shall be like him…. Parenthood….. Fatherhood and Motherhood includes all the blessings as long as they are bound in the Fullness and Sealing’s of the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage and all its Crowning ordinances and the ratifying seal of the Holy Ghost…]
Those who shall here after rule and reign in eternity as
exalted beings will form a patriarchal chain which will begin with Father Adam and spread out until every exalted person is linked in. Exaltation consists in the continuation of the family unit in eternity, and every family which so continuation of the family unit in eternity, and every family which so continues will find its proper place in the eternal organizational framework which the Almighty has ordained. None [of the worthy] will be forgotten. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 558)
…Those married in the temple in the new and everlasting covenant of marriage become inheritors of all the blessings of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the patriarchs and thereby enter into the patriarchal order. [When do they enter into this order? When they are married in the temple.] If the participating parties abide in the eternal marriage covenant, they shall reap the full blessings of patriarchal heirship in eternity where the patriarchal order will be the order of government and rule. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 559.)
He swear by himself] "By himself have I sworn, saith the
Lord,” was the language used by Deity in giving the promise of eternal life “unto Abraham.” (Gen 22:15-16.) That is, God swore with an oath in his won name that Abraham would be saved, which divine assertation absolutely guaranteed the eventuality. Abraham’s calling and election was thus made sure.
14. The Lord's oath to Abraham was: "In blessing I will
bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore…. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” (Gen. 22:17-18.) By way of interpretation, the Lord said to Joseph Smith: “Abraham received promises concerning his seed, and of the fruit of his loins–from whose loins ye are, namely, my servant Joseph–which were to continue so long as they were in the world; and as touching Abraham and his seed, out of the world they should continue; both in the world and out of the world would they continue as innumerable as the stars; or, if ye were to count the sand upon the seashore ye could not number them.” (D. & C. 132:30.)
15. He obtained the promise] Abraham's seed, the house of
Israel, the children of the prophets, those who are natural inheritors of the promises made to Abraham. (3 Ne. 20:25-26.) These heirs have the “right” to the priesthood. Speaking of this the Lord said to Abraham concerning his seed: “I give unto thee a promise that this right shall continue in thee, and in thy seed after thee (that is to say, the literal seed, or the seed of the body) shall all the families of the earth be blessed, even with the blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal.” (Abra. 2:11.)
From Joseph Smith's Inspired Translation of the Bible, we
read that the fullness of the Priesthood comes “not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God.” (Gen. 14:28) Willard Richards wrote in the Joseph Smith Diary that is Priesthood is for those who are–
…called, elected and made were without father, etc.; a priesthood which holds the priesthood by right from the Eternal Gods–and not by descent from father and mother. (words of Joseph Smith, p 244)
And again, speaking of Hebrews 7: Paul is here treating of three different priesthood’s, namely the priesthood of Aaron <Levitical>, Abraham <patriarchal>, and Melchizedek. Abraham’s priesthood was of greater power than Levi’s, and Melchizedek’s was of greater power than that of Abraham. (Words of Joseph Smith, p.245-246)
The Prophet Joseph stated that, “those holding the fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood are kings and priests of the Most High God,…” (TPJS, p. 322) He further explained this Priesthood order as–
That of Melchizedek who had still greater power even power of an endless life of which was our Lord Jesus Christ which also Abraham obtained by the offering of his son Isaac which was not the power of a Prophet nor apostle nor Patriarch only but of King & Priest to God to open the windows of Heaven and pour out the peace & law of endless life to man, & no man can attain to the joint heirship with Jesus Christ without being administered to by one having the same power & authority of Melchizedek. (Words of JS, p. 245)
In another instance, Joseph emphasized that the spirit of “Messiah is above the spirit and power of Elijah” (TPJS, p. 340), for–
… this greater priesthood administereth the gospel and holdeth the key of the mysteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of God.*** For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live. (D. & C. 84:19 & 22)
In conclusion then, the Prophet stated that “the spirit of Elias is first, Elijah second, and Messiah last.” (TPJS, p. 340) This highest power and authority of Priesthood was the kingly Priesthood which Peter referred to as the “Royal Priesthood” (I Peter 2:9), confirmed by the King of Kings-the Messiah Himself.
Those with the highest Priesthood may enjoy the following powers and privileges:
Those holding the fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood are kings and priests of the Most High God, holding the keys of power and blessings. In fact, that Priesthood is a perfect law of theocracy, and stands as God to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam. (TPJS, p. 322)
All men who become heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ will have to receive the fullness of the ordinances of his kingdom; and those who will not receive all the ordinances will come short of the fullness of that glory, if they do not lose the whole. (DHC 5:424)
The power and authority of the highest, or Melchizedek Priesthood, is to hold the keys of all the spiritual blessings of the church–to have the privilege of receiving the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, to have the heavens opened unto them, to commune with the general assembly and church of the Firstborn, and to enjoy the communion and presence of God the Father, and Jesus the mediator of the new covenant. (D. & C. 107:18-19)
The object of every man should be to obtain the Priesthood and magnify his calling in that Priesthood until he proves himself worthy of the fullness of the ordinances of God’s kingdom. Only then can he possess the power to have the heavens opened to him and commune with God the Father and His Son.
In our dispensation, the Lord has said: “every man might speak in the name of God that Lord, even the Savior of the world.” (D. & C. 1:20) The prophet Jeremiah prophesied: Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that i will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jer. 31:31-34)
Scriptures cited to indicate that Honor father and mother referred to Adoption just as much as to one’s own father and mother:
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (OldT:Exodus 20:12)
Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (OldT:Deuteronomy 5:16)
His glory is great in thy salvation: honor and majesty hast thou laid upon him. (OldT:Psalms 21:5)
Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious. (OldT:Psalms 66:2)
Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day. (OldT:Psalms 71:8)
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. (OldT:Psalms 91:15)
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty. (OldT:Psalms 104:1)
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor. (OldT:Psalms 112:9)
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. (OldT:Proverbs 4:8)
In the multitude of people is the king’s honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. (OldT:Proverbs 14:28)
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (OldT:Isaiah 29:13)
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: (OldT:Isaiah 58:13)
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? (OldT:Malachi 1:6)
For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. (NewT:Matthew 15:6) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (NewT:Matthew 19:19)
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. (NewT:Mark 7:6)
For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: (NewT:Mark 7:10)
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. (NewT:Mark 10:19)
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother. (NewT:Luke 18:20)
That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor me. (NewT:John 8:49)
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:
(NewT:Romans 2:7) But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) (NewT:Ephesians 6:2)
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (NewT:1 Timothy 1:17)
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. (NewT:1 Timothy 5:17)
For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (NewT:2 Peter 1:17)
And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (NewT:Revelation 4:11)
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. (NewT:Revelation 5:12)
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (NewT:Revelation 5:13)
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. (NewT:Revelation 7:12)