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57 Bible Verses about Authority

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Proverbs 8:16

By me the princes rule, and all of the governors judge the earth.

Hosea 13:11

I gave thee a king in my anger and took him away in my wrath.

Daniel 2:37

Thou, O king, art king of kings, for the God of heaven has given thee the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the majesty.

Daniel 4:17

By sentence of the watchmen is the matter resolved, and the case by the word of the holy ones to the intent that the living may know that the most High takes rule over the kingdom of men and gives it to whoever he will and sets up over it the man who is the lowest.

Daniel 4:25

that they shall drive thee from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall feed thee with grass of the field as the oxen, and with the dew of heaven shalt thou be bathed, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou shalt understand that the most High takes rule over the kingdom of men and that he shall give it to whoever he will.

Daniel 4:32

and they drive thee from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; and they shall feed thee as the oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee until thou know that the most High takes rule in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever he will.

Daniel 5:21

and he was driven from among the sons of men; and his heart was put with the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they made him eat grass like an ox, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven until he understood that the most high God takes rule of the kingdom of men and that he appoints over it whomever he will.

Daniel 5:18

O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and the greatness and the glory and the magnificence:

Proverbs 8:15

By me the kings reign, and the princes decree justice.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Mark 10:42

But Jesus, calling unto them, said unto them, Ye know that those who are seen to be princes among the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those that are great among them wield power over them.

Acts 5:4

Retaining it, was it not thy own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

1 Corinthians 7:4

The wife does not have authority of her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband does not have authority of his own body, but the wife.

Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28

Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Ecclesiastes 8:3

Do not be hasty to rebel against him; do not persist in any evil thing, for he shall do whatsoever pleases him;

Ecclesiastes 8:4

because the word of the king is his power and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Deuteronomy 17:20

that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Proverbs 29:14

The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

From Thematic Bible


Authority » Of the church

John 20:23

unto those whose sins ye release, they shall be released; and unto those whose sins ye retain, they shall be retained.

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou shalt bind on the earth shall be bound in the heavens, and whatever thou shalt loose on the earth shall be loosed in the heaven.

Matthew 18:18

Verily I say unto you, Whatever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in the heaven; and whatever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in the heaven.

Acts 16:4

And as they went through the cities, they asked them to keep the decrees that had been determined by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

Authority » Of Christ

Mark 1:27

And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? for he commands the unclean spirits with power, and they obey him.

Battle of Life » Promises of ultimate triumph » Authority

God's Promises » To the overcomers » Authority

Overcomers » Authority

Topics on Authority

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleases thee. Then Sarai afflicted her, and she fled from her face.

Authority Delegated To People

Genesis 39:4

So Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

Authority Of Disciples

Numbers 27:20

And thou shalt put some of thy splendour upon him that all the congregation of the sons of Israel may hear him.

Authority, of human institutions

Romans 1:24-26

Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves,

Authority, Responsibilities Of

Matthew 20:25-28

But Jesus called them unto him and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those that are great wield power over them.

Christ's Authority Over Death

Matthew 9:18-25

While he spoke these things unto them, behold, a certain ruler came and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Christ's Authority Over Evil

Mark 1:23-27

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

Christ's Authority Over Nature

Matthew 8:23-27

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

Christ's Authority Over Sickness

Matthew 8:14-15

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying in bed and with fever.

Christ's Authority Over Sin

Matthew 9:6

But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins (then said he to the paralyzed man), Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

Demons, Christ's Authority

Ephesians 1:19-22

and what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us who believe, by the operation of the power of his strength,

Human Authority, Instituted By God

Romans 13:1-2

Let every soul submit itself to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God.

People Lacking Authority

Daniel 4:31

The word was yet in the king's mouth when there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee;

Rebellion, Against Human Authority

Genesis 14:3-4

All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Submission To Authority

Matthew 8:4-10

Then Jesus said unto him, See thou tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.