Deuteronomy 5:16

16 Give honour to your father and your mother, as you have been ordered by the Lord your God; so that your life may be long and all may be well for you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 5:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 5:16

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath
commanded thee
And is the first commandment with promise, as the apostle observes, ( Ephesians 6:2 Ephesians 6:3 ) with a promise of long life and happiness in the land of Canaan, as follows:

that thy days may be prolonged;
see ( Exodus 20:12 ) here it is added,

and that it may go well with thee;
and which the apostle also has in the place referred to:

in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee;
the land of Canaan; which the same apostle explains to a greater latitude,

that thou mayest live long on the earth;
applying it to Christians under the Gospel dispensation, whether Jews or Gentiles.

Deuteronomy 5:16 In-Context

14 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on that day do no work, you or your son or your daughter, or your man-servant or your woman-servant, or your ox or your ass or any of your cattle, or the man from a strange country who is living among you; so that your man-servant and your woman-servant may have rest as well as you.
15 And keep in mind that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord your God took you out of that land by his strong hand and his stretched-out arm: for this reason the Lord has given you orders to keep the Sabbath day.
16 Give honour to your father and your mother, as you have been ordered by the Lord your God; so that your life may be long and all may be well for you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
17 Do not put anyone to death without cause.
18 Do not be false to the married relation.