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5 Bible Verses on Caring for the Elderly

5 Bible Verses on Caring for the Elderly

A care nurse gives a glass of water to an elderly woman as she sits in the living room of a retirement home in Bordeaux, southwestern France, June 30, 2015. An unusual heat wave sweeps France this week with temperatures which could reach 40 degrees Celsius, records are expected in southwestern regions of France. | (Photo: Reuters/Regis Duvignau)

When faced with the responsibility of caring for an elderly parent, family member or friend, here are five Bible verses that will help to inspire and guide you.

All verses are taken from the New International Version Bible.

1) Isaiah 46:4

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

2) 1 Timothy 5:1-2

"Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers; 2. older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity."

3) Leviticus 19:32

"Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord."

4) 1 Peter 5:1

"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ's sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed."

5) Psalm 71:9

"Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone."

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