Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For he is the 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 the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Bible References

He is

Romans 13:6
For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the Lord loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”
2 Chronicles 19:6
He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment.
Psalm 82:2
How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
Proverbs 24:23
These also are sayings of the wise.
To show partiality in judgment is not good.
Proverbs 31:8
Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Ecclesiastes 8:2
I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.
Jeremiah 5:28
‘They are fat, they are sleek,
They also excel in deeds of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
Ezekiel 22:27
Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.
Micah 3:1
And I said,
Hear now, heads of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel.
Is it not for you to know justice?

Be

Proverbs 16:14
The fury of a king is like messengers of death,
But a wise man will appease it.
Proverbs 20:2
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;
He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Revenger

Romans 12:19
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
Numbers 35:19
The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.
Joshua 20:5
Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.
Ezekiel 25:14
I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. Therefore, they will act in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath; thus they will know My vengeance,” declares the Lord God.

General references

Deuteronomy 19:20
The rest will hear and be afraid, and will never again do such an evil thing among you.
Deuteronomy 21:2
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one.
Joshua 1:16
They answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
2 Chronicles 19:5
He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.
Acts 18:16
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.