Human Authority, Nature Of
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Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."
"O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father.
Jesus answered, "You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
"Would, therefore, that this people were under my authority! Then I would remove Abimelech." And he said to Abimelech, "Increase your army and come out."
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
So Pilate said to Him, "You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?"
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself.
For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
Do we not have a right to eat and drink?
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable All things are lawful, but not all things edify.
- Authority Delegated To People
- Authority Of Disciples
- Authority, Responsibilities Of
- Authority, of human institutions
- Civil authorities
- Human Authority, Instituted By God
- In Men's Presence
- Knowing About God's Kingdom