What Does The Bible Say About Saints Are Worthy Of Honor And Reverence?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Psalms 138:17 – But to me thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable: their principality is exceedingly strengthened
Psalms 149:5-9 – The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds. The high praise of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands: To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people: To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron. To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is to all his saints. Alleluia.
Wisdom 3:6 – As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them.
Ecclesiasticus 23:10 – And let not the naming of God be usual in thy mouth, and meddle not with the names of saints, for thou shalt not escape free from them.
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 – Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!
Ephesians 2:19 – So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,