Q64: What is required in the fifth commandment?
A: The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors,1 inferiors,2 or equals.3
1. Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:21-22).
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1).
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ. (Ephesians 6:5).
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. (Romans 13:1a).
2. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven. (Ephesians 6:9a).
3. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. (Romans 12:10).