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15 Bible Verses about Anarchy

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Deuteronomy 17:12

The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there serving the Lord your God or to the judge, must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Ezra 7:26

Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.

Ezra 10:8

Whoever did not come within three days would forfeit all his possessions, according to the decision of the leaders and elders, and would be excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

Romans 13:2

So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme glorious ones.

Isaiah 3:5-8

The people will oppress one another,
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder,
and the worthless toward the honorable. A man will even seize his brother
in his father’s house, saying:
“You have a cloak—you be our leader!
This heap of rubble will be under your control.” On that day he will cry out, saying:
“I’m not a healer.
I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.
Don’t make me the leader of the people!”read more.
For Jerusalem has stumbled
and Judah has fallen
because they have spoken and acted against the Lord,
defying His glorious presence.

2 Peter 2:10-19

especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority.Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones; however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord. But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed, read more.
suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you. They have eyes full of adultery and are always looking for sin. They seduce unstable people and have hearts trained in greed. Children under a curse! They have gone astray by abandoning the straight path and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness but received a rebuke for his transgression: A donkey that could not talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s irrationality. These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them. For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them.

Deuteronomy 12:8

“You are not to do as we are doing here today; everyone is doing whatever seems right in his own eyes.

Judges 17:6

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted.

Judges 21:25

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted.

Isaiah 19:2

I will provoke Egypt against Egypt;
each will fight against his brother
and each against his friend,
city against city, kingdom against kingdom.

Hosea 10:3

In fact, they are now saying,
“We have no king!
For we do not fear the Lord.
What can a king do for us?”

Habakkuk 1:14

You have made mankind
like the fish of the sea,
like marine creatures that have no ruler.

Zechariah 14:13

On that day a great panic from the Lord will be among them, so that each will seize the hand of another, and the hand of one will rise against the other.

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