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Question What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?
Answer The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglect of, or doing any thing against the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations. 1
[1] Matthew 15:4–6; Ezekiel 34:24; Romans 13:8

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Is it a sin for children to be irreverent to their parents?

Cursed be he that setteth light by father or mother,
Deuteronomy 27:16

Or disobedient?

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagle shall eat it,
Proverbs 30:17

Or wasteful?

He that wasteth his father, or chaseth away his mother causeth shame,
Proverbs 19:26

Or incorrigible?

Why do we such things, notwithstanding they hearkened not to the voice of their Father,
1 Samuel 23:25

Is it a sin for parents not to love their children?

Such are without natural affection,
Romans 1:31

Or to be remiss in their education?

His sons make themselves vile, and he restraineth them not,
1 Samuel 3:12

Is it a sin for inferiors to be rude and undutiful to their superiors?

For the child to behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable,
Isaiah 3:5

And for superiors to be harsh and uncivil to inferiors?

Who say to the poor, stand thou there, or sit thou under my footstool,
James 2:3

Is it a sin for equals to affect the pre-eminency?

There was & strife among the disciples which of them should be accounted the greatest,
Luke 22:24

Or to be vexatious and quarrelsome?

Lest there be debates, wraths, and envyings,
2 Corinthians 12:20

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Question What are the sins of superiors?
Answer The sins of superiors are, besides the neglect of the duties required of them, 1 an inordinate seeking of themselves, 2 their own glory, 3 ease, profit, or pleasure; 4 commanding things unlawful, 5 or not in the power of inferiors to perform; 6 counseling, 7 encouraging, 8 or favoring them in that which is evil; 9 dissuading, discouraging, or discountenancing them in that which is good; 10 correcting them unduly; 11 careless exposing, or leaving them to wrong, temptation, and danger; 12 provoking them to wrath; 13 or any way dishonoring themselves, or lessening their authority, by an unjust, indiscreet, rigorous, or remiss behavior. 14
[1] Ezekiel 34:2–4
[2] Philippians 2:21
[3] John 5:44; 7:18
[4] Isaiah 56:10–11; Deuteronomy 17:17
[5] Daniel 3:4–6; Acts 4:17–18
[6] Exodus 5:10–18; Matthew 23:2, 4
[7] Matthew 14:8; Mark 6:24
[8] 2 Samuel 13:28
[9] 1 Samuel 3:13
[10] John 7:46–49; Exodus 5:17
[11] 1 Peter 2:18–20; Hebrews 12:10; Deuteronomy 25:3
[12] Genesis 38:11, 26; Acts 18:17
[13] Ephesians 6:4
[14] Genesis 9:21; 1 Kings 12:13–16; 1:6; 1 Samuel 2:29–31

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Question What are the sins of equals?
Answer The sins of equals are, besides the neglect of the duties required, 1 the undervaluing of the worth, 2 envying the gifts, 3 grieving at the advancement of prosperity one of another; 4 and usurping preeminence one over another. 5
[1] Romans 13:8
[2] 2 Timothy 3:3
[3] Acts 7:9; Galatians 5:26
[4] Numbers 12:2; Esther 6:12–13
[5] 3 John 9; Luke 22:24