Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Bible References

Rulers

Romans 13:4
for he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him that doeth evil.
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
Proverbs 14:35
The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.
Proverbs 20:2
The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.
Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.
Jeremiah 22:15
Shalt thou reign, because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Wilt

1 Peter 2:13
Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
1 Peter 3:13
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good?

General references

Deuteronomy 19:20
And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil in the midst of thee.
Deuteronomy 21:2
then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:
Joshua 1:16
And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou hast commanded us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us we will go.
2 Chronicles 19:5
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
Acts 18:16
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.