Bible verses about taking care of elderly parents?

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    My brother lives in the same town as Mom and I. My brother is very concerned about the Bible and it's teaching. However, the fact is that he rarely visits his 84 year old mother who has Alzheimer's. Doe's anyone know what the actual Bible verses are or where they are located in the Bible? Perhaps if I started using "Bible" talk maybe my brother could be guilted into seeing our Mom on a regular basis? Thanks
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    My brother lives in the same town as Mom and I. My brother is very concerned about the Bible and it's teaching. However, the fact is that he rarely visits his 84 year old mother who has Alzheimer's. Doe's anyone know what the actual Bible verses are or where they are located in the Bible? Perhaps if I started using "Bible" talk maybe my brother could be guilted into seeing our Mom on a regular basis? Thanks
    how about honor thy father and they mother
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    'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

    "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

    "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
    - Matthew 25:35-40

    'Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.'
    - Leviticus 19:32
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    • exodus 20:12
      "honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the lord your god is giving you."
    • exodus 21:15
      "anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.
      exodus 21:14-16 (in context) exodus 21 (whole chapter)
    • exodus 21:17
      "anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
    • leviticus 19:3
      " 'each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my sabbaths. i am the lord your god.
    • leviticus 20:9
      " 'if anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. he has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.
    • deuteronomy 5:16
      "honor your father and your mother, as the lord your god has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the lord your god is giving you.
    • deuteronomy 27:16
      "cursed is the man who dishonors his father or his mother." then all the people shall say, "amen!"
    • proverbs 1:8
      [ exhortations to embrace wisdom ] [ warning against enticement ] listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
    • proverbs 6:20
      [ warning against adultery ] my son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
    • proverbs 10:1
      [ proverbs of solomon ] the proverbs of solomon: a wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
    • proverbs 15:20
      a wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
    • proverbs 23:22
      listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
    • proverbs 30:17
      "the eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
    • matthew 15:4-6 (new international version)new international version (niv) 4for god said, 'honor your father and mother'[a] and 'anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'[b] 5but you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to god,' 6he is not to 'honor his father[c]' with it. thus you nullify the word of god for the sake of your tradition.
    • john 19:27
      and to the disciple, "here is your mother." from that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
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    Hmmm. I'm a good Christian, but you don't need a Bible verse for this one.

    If your mother is anything like mine, she has told him of the 48 hours of labour she went through!

    Tell him to get his butt over to visit his mom!
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    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.:roll My brother left his Bible here hoping I would read it. I will definately have to share with him what I have learned.:chuckle
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    Not the OP here, but thanks for the verses!
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    To Blackcat99
    I just read read your post on Bible vs about caring for parents. Your brother sounds like my whole family. I took care of my mother for 10 plus years during her illness. She had Alzheimer's, a stroke, and breast cancer. When I begun my task of caring for her, I was told since I was on disability and lived with her, I should take her to all my sibblings places so they didn't have to come to her place. I was accused of degrading her because I changed her pants and gave her a bath which was a little harder when she had a stroke and was bed ridden except when I put her in her reclining chair, which was everyday. I was told off when they put a feeding tube in and it was the doctor's decision. They got mad at me because they didn't think they had to call when they came up on thier few visits and I had the door locked and the locks turned inside out for mom's safty. Just like I had a shut-off value put on the stove for her safty. One even wanted to have a meeting to discus her will, not how we can make her more comfortable. I had to take many thing from my sibblings through-out the 10 years. One of my sibblings came into the room when she passed away and I was discusing how long she was sick and he didn't think she was sick that long. It hasn't stopped since she has been gone either. At the graveside and dinner several had the nerve to say you can have this and now that two years has passed, I have been treated like crap. I wanted to buy her farm and they sold it at over $3500.00 an acre to me. Thier would not be a dime in the estate if I would not have taken care of her. I even was accused of not letting them spend time with mom because they didn't want nothing to do with me this is why they didn't come to see her much. If I had to do it over again, I would still care for mom, but I would had taken $10,000 a year as a gift. I was Power of Attorney and they resented that. They wanted me to divide her things up while she was living and one even wanted to sell the farm and devide her assets while she was working. Your brother sounds like one of mine, he said we will only be judge on what we know is in the Bible.
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    Off topic, but LOVED the quote from Voltaire.
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    Quote from dennycaregiver
    To Blackcat99
    I just read read your post on Bible vs about caring for parents. Your brother sounds like my whole family. I took care of my mother for 10 plus years during her illness. She had Alzheimer's, a stroke, and breast cancer. When I begun my task of caring for her, I was told since I was on disability and lived with her, I should take her to all my sibblings places so they didn't have to come to her place. I was accused of degrading her because I changed her pants and gave her a bath which was a little harder when she had a stroke and was bed ridden except when I put her in her reclining chair, which was everyday. I was told off when they put a feeding tube in and it was the doctor's decision. They got mad at me because they didn't think they had to call when they came up on thier few visits and I had the door locked and the locks turned inside out for mom's safty. Just like I had a shut-off value put on the stove for her safty. One even wanted to have a meeting to discus her will, not how we can make her more comfortable. I had to take many thing from my sibblings through-out the 10 years. One of my sibblings came into the room when she passed away and I was discusing how long she was sick and he didn't think she was sick that long. It hasn't stopped since she has been gone either. At the graveside and dinner several had the nerve to say you can have this and now that two years has passed, I have been treated like crap. I wanted to buy her farm and they sold it at over $3500.00 an acre to me. Thier would not be a dime in the estate if I would not have taken care of her. I even was accused of not letting them spend time with mom because they didn't want nothing to do with me this is why they didn't come to see her much. If I had to do it over again, I would still care for mom, but I would had taken $10,000 a year as a gift. I was Power of Attorney and they resented that. They wanted me to divide her things up while she was living and one even wanted to sell the farm and devide her assets while she was working. Your brother sounds like one of mine, he said we will only be judge on what we know is in the Bible.
    may this be a lesson to all here.....if you are the sole care giver....and POA...PAY YOURSELF....and in this particular istance, i would have sought incremental control of the property as well....the rest of them could have gone to h@ll
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