Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right.
"Honor your father and mother" is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely,
"so you will live well and have a long life."
Fathers, don't exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)