Human Authority, Christian Response

Most Relevant Verses

Matthew 22:17-21

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites? Show me the tax money." They brought to him a denarius.read more.
He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"

Mark 12:14-17

When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and do not defer to anyone; for you are not partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay, or should we not pay?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it." They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."

Luke 20:22-25

Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's."

Romans 13:5-7

Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.

Romans 13:7

Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.

1 Peter 2:13-14

Subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.

Acts 4:19

But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,

Daniel 3:18

But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up."

Hebrews 11:23

By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.

Jeremiah 29:7

Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you shall have peace.'

Bible Theasaurus