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57 Bible Verses about Authority

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Proverbs 8:16

By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness.

Hosea 13:11

I gave you a king in my anger, and I took [him] in my wrath.

Daniel 2:37

You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power and the might and the glory,

Daniel 4:17

The sentence [is] by [the] decree of [the] watchers, and the decision [by] [the] command of [the] holy [ones], {in order that} the living will know that the Most High [is] sovereign over [the] kingdom of humankind, and {to whomever} he wills he gives it, and he [even] sets [the] humblest of men over it."

Daniel 4:25

you will be driven away {from human society} and {you will dwell} with the animals of the field, and you will be caused to graze grass like the oxen {yourself}, and you will be watered with the dew of heaven, and seven [periods of] time will pass over you until that you have acknowledged that the Most High [is] sovereign over the kingdom of humankind, and {to whom he wills} he gives it.

Daniel 4:32

and you will be driven away from {human society} and your dwelling [will be] with the animals of the field and they will cause you to graze [the] grass like oxen, and seven times will pass over you, until you acknowledge that the Most High [is] sovereign over the kingdom of humankind and that he gives it to whom he wills.'

Daniel 5:21

And he was driven away {from human society} and his mind was made like the animals and his dwelling [was] with the wild asses; [and] {he was given} grass like oxen to eat, and with the dew of heaven his body was bathed, until he acknowledged that the Most High God [is] sovereign over the kingdom of humankind, and {whoever} he wants he sets over it.

Daniel 5:18

{O king}, the Most High God gave the kingdom and the greatness and the glory and the majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your {predecessor}.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Do not be surprised if you see the poor being oppressed with violence or [do not see] justice and righteousness in the province. For one official is watched by a higher official, and [there are] even higher officials over them!

Mark 10:42

And Jesus called them to himself [and] said to them, "You know that those who are considered to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their [people] in high positions exercise authority over them.

Acts 5:4

[When it] remained to you, did it not remain [yours]? And [when it] was sold, was it at your disposal? How [is it] that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to people, but to God!"

1 Corinthians 7:4

The wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband [does]. And likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but his wife [does].

Proverbs 25:5

Remove the wicked before a king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28

Loyalty and faithfulness will preserve a king, and he is upheld with the righteousness of his throne.

Ecclesiastes 8:3

Do not be terrified of his presence! Go at once and do not delay when a matter [is] unpleasant, for he can do anything that he desires.

Ecclesiastes 8:4

Since the word of the king [is] supreme, no one can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Deuteronomy 17:20

[so as] not to exalt his heart above his countrymen and not to turn aside from the commandment to the right or to the left, so that {he may reign long over his kingdom}, he and his children in the midst of Israel."

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said to me, the rock of Israel has spoken; 'He who rules over mankind rules righteously, in the fear of God.

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges with truthfulness [to] the poor, his throne will be established forever.

From Thematic Bible


Authority » Of the church

John 20:23

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If you retain [the sins] of any, they are retained."

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will be released in heaven."

Matthew 18:18

"Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will be released in heaven.

Acts 16:4

And as they went through the towns, they passed on to them to observe the rules that had been decided by the apostles and elders [who were] in Jerusalem.

Authority » Of Christ

Matthew 7:29

because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Mark 1:27

And they were all amazed, so that [they began] to discuss with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits 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

1;16;6

And Abram said to Sarai, "Look, your servant [is] {under your authority}. Do to her that which [is] good in your eyes." And Sarai mistreated her, and she fled from her presence.

Abuse Of Authority, Warnings Against

49;6;9

And masters, do the same [things] to them, giving up threats, knowing that both their Lord and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with him.

All Authority Has Been Given To Jesus

40;28;18

And Jesus approached [and] spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Apostles, Authority In Church

47;13;10

Because of this, I am writing these [things] [although I] am absent, in order that [when I] am present I may not have to act severely according to the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

Apostles, Basis Of Authority

45;1;5

through whom we have received grace and apostleship for the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles on behalf of his name,

Authority Delegated To People

1;39;4

And Joseph found favor in his eyes and he served him. Then he appointed him over his house and all that he owned he put into his hand.

Authority Of Christ

40;7;29

because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Authority Of Disciples

4;27;20

You will give to him from your authority so that the entire community of Israel will {obey him}.

Authority Of People

58;13;17

Obey your leaders and submit [to them], for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not [with] groaning, for this [would be] unprofitable for you.

Authority Within The Family, Kinds Of

20;19;18

Discipline your child, for there is hope, but on his destruction do not set your desire.

Authority, Belonging To God

19;115;3

But our God [is] in the heavens; all that he desires, he does.

Authority, of human institutions

45;1;24-26

Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, [that] their bodies would be dishonored among themselves,

Christ's Authority Over Death

40;9;18-25

[As] he was saying these [things] to them, behold, one of the rulers came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "My daughter has just now died, but come, place your hand on her and she will live!"

Christ's Authority Over Evil

41;1;23-27

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

Christ's Authority Over Sin

40;9;6

But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your stretcher and go to your home."

Church Authority, Of Eldars

44;20;28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of his own [Son].

Church Authority, Of Jesus Christ

49;5;23

because [the] husband is [the] head of the wife, as also Christ [is the] head of the church (he himself [being the] Savior of the body).

Church, Christ Authority Over

49;2;20

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Demons, Christ's Authority

49;1;19-22

and what [is] the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength

Honoring Authority

56;3;1

Remind them to be subject to the rulers [and] to the authorities, to obey, to be prepared for every good work,

Human Authority, Christian Response

45;13;1

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for [there] is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God.

Human Authority, Instituted By God

45;13;1-2

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for [there] is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God.

Human Authority, Nature Of

45;13;1

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for [there] is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God.

Man's Authority Over The Devil

41;3;15

and to have authority to expel demons.

People Lacking Authority

27;4;31

[While] the words [were] still in the mouth of the king, a voice from heaven came, [saying], 'To you, King Nebuchadnezzar, [it] is declared that the kingdom has departed from you,

Rebellion, Against Human Authority

1;14;3-4

All these joined forces at the valley of Siddim (that [is], the sea of the salt).

Respecting Authority

45;13;7

Pay to everyone [what is] owed: [pay] taxes to whom taxes [are due]; [pay] customs duties to whom customs duties [are due]; [pay] respect to whom respect [is due]; [pay] honor to whom honor [is due].

Submission To Authority

40;8;4-10

And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

The Authority Of Scripture

19;119;89

Forever, O Yahweh, your word {is settled} in heaven.