Q. 126. What is the general scope of the fifth commandment?

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The general scope of the fifth commandment is, the performance of those duties which we mutually owe in our several relations, as inferiors, superiors, or equals.[657]

[657] Ephesians 5:21. Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
1 Peter 2:17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Romans 12:10. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.