Deuteronomy 27:16

16 “Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

Deuteronomy 27:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
ESV
16 "'Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
NLT
16 ‘Cursed is anyone who dishonors father or mother.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
MSG
16 God's curse on anyone who demeans a parent. All respond: Yes. Absolutely.
CSB
16 'Cursed is the one who dishonors his father or mother.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Deuteronomy 27:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 27:16

Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father, or his
mother
That secretly despises them in his heart, and by looks and gestures mocks at them in a private manner, unseen by others, ( Proverbs 30:17 ) ; for if he publicly cursed them, that was cognizable by the civil magistrate, and he was to be put to death, ( Leviticus 20:9 ) . This follows next, as in the order of the ten commands, to that which respects the fear and worship of God; honouring parents being next to the glorifying of God, the Father of all:

and all the people shall say Amen;
applaud the righteous sentence, saying, "so let it be".

Deuteronomy 27:16 In-Context

14 The Levites shall recite to all the people of Israel in a loud voice:
15 “Cursed is anyone who makes an idol—a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands—and sets it up in secret.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
16 “Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
17 “Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor’s boundary stone.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
18 “Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the road.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 31:35; S Exodus 21:12; S Deuteronomy 5:16; Exodus 20:12; Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 19:3; Leviticus 20:9