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15 Bible Verses about Civic Duties

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Ezra 7:26

And whoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let them be judged speedily, whether it be unto death or to banishment or to confiscation of goods or to imprisonment.

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.

Matthew 17:27

Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater, a coin worth four drachmas; take that, and give it unto them for me and thee.

1 Samuel 24:6

And he said unto his men, The LORD keep me from doing this thing unto my master, the LORD's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king, not even in thy thought; and do not curse the rich even in the secret place of thy bedchamber; for the birds of the air shall carry the voice, and those who have wings shall tell the matter.

Acts 23:5

Then Paul said, I did not know, brethren, that he was the prince of the priests, for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

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Ezra 7:26

And whoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let them be judged speedily, whether it be unto death or to banishment or to confiscation of goods or to imprisonment.

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.

Matthew 17:27

Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater, a coin worth four drachmas; take that, and give it unto them for me and thee.

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1 Samuel 24:6

And he said unto his men, The LORD keep me from doing this thing unto my master, the LORD's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

The Nation » Ps 137; ro 13 miscellaneous topics relating to, government, kings, rulers, etc » Civic duties

Ezra 7:26

And whoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let them be judged speedily, whether it be unto death or to banishment or to confiscation of goods or to imprisonment.

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.

Matthew 17:27

Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a stater, a coin worth four drachmas; take that, and give it unto them for me and thee.