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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

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Romans 13:6
For this reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants devoted to governing.
1 Kings 10:9
May the Lord your God be praised because he favored you by placing you on the throne of Israel! Because of the Lord's eternal love for Israel, he made you king so you could make just and right decisions."
2 Chronicles 19:6
He told the judges, "Be careful what you do, for you are not judging for men, but for the Lord, who will be with you when you make judicial decisions.
Psalm 82:2
He says, "How long will you make unjust legal decisions and show favoritism to the wicked? (Selah)
Proverbs 24:23
These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:
Proverbs 31:8
Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.
Ecclesiastes 8:2
Obey the king's command, because you took an oath before God to be loyal to him.
Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
Jeremiah 5:28
That is how they have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to the evil things they do. They do not plead the cause of the fatherless in such a way as to win it. They do not defend the rights of the poor.
Ezekiel 22:27
Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey -- shedding blood and destroying lives -- so they can get dishonest profit.
Micah 3:1
I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You ought to know what is just,


Proverbs 16:14
A king's wrath is like a messenger of death, but a wise person appeases it.
Proverbs 20:2
The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself.


Romans 12:19
Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God's wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
Numbers 35:19
The avenger of blood himself must kill the murderer; when he meets him, he must kill him.
Joshua 20:5
When the avenger of blood comes after him, they must not hand over to him the one who committed manslaughter, for he accidentally killed his fellow man without premeditation.
Ezekiel 25:14
I will exact my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel. They will carry out in Edom my anger and rage; they will experience my vengeance, declares the sovereign Lord.'"

General references

Deuteronomy 19:20
The rest of the people will hear and become afraid to keep doing such evil among you.
Deuteronomy 21:2
your elders and judges must go out and measure how far it is to the cities in the vicinity of the corpse.
Joshua 1:16
They told Joshua, "We will do everything you say. We will go wherever you send us.
2 Chronicles 19:5
He appointed judges throughout the land and in each of the fortified cities of Judah.
Acts 18:16
Then he had them forced away from the judgment seat.

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