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23 Bible Verses about Nature Of Kings

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Proverbs 25:3

As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, so the hearts and minds of kings are unsearchable.

Proverbs 30:31

The war horse [well-knit in the loins], the male goat also, and the king [when his army is with him and] against whom there is no uprising.

2 Samuel 11:1

In the spring, when kings go forth to battle, David sent Joab with his servants and all Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites [country] and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

1 Samuel 8:9

So listen now to their voice; only solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.

1 Samuel 8:10-18

So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked of him a king. And he said, These will be the ways of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. He will appoint them for himself to be commanders over thousands and over fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest and to make his implements of war and equipment for his chariots.read more.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. He will take your fields, your vineyards, and your olive orchards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. He will take your men and women servants and the best of your cattle and your donkeys and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves shall be his slaves. In that day you will cry out because of your king you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not hear you then.

Ecclesiastes 5:9

Moreover, the profit of the earth is for all; the king himself is served by the field and in all, a king is an advantage to a land with cultivated fields.

Ecclesiastes 2:12

So I turned to consider [human] wisdom and madness and folly; for what can the man do who succeeds the king? Nothing but what has been done already.

Lamentations 4:12

The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the inhabitants of the earth, that the oppressor and enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem.

Daniel 2:37

You, O king, are king of the [earthly] kings to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the might, and the glory.

Hosea 10:3

Surely now they shall say, We have no [actual] king because we fear not the Lord; and as for the king, what can he do for us?

Matthew 11:8

What did you go out to see then? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in the houses of kings.

Luke 10:24

For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see what you see and they did not see it, and to hear what you hear and they did not hear it.

Romans 13:4

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet when we are among the full-grown (spiritually mature Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a [higher] wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away.

Judges 8:18

Then [Gideon] said to Zebah and Zalmunna, What kind of men were they whom you slew at Tabor? And they replied, They were like you, each of them resembled the son of a king.

Isaiah 10:8

For [the Assyrian] says, Are not my officers all either [subjugated] kings or their equal?

Job 29:25

I chose their way [for them] and sat as [their] chief, and dwelt like a king among his soldiers, like one who comforts mourners.

Mark 12:16

And they brought [Him one]. Then He asked them, Whose image (picture) is this? And whose superscription ( title)? They said to Him, Caesar's.

Luke 20:24

Show Me a denarius (a coin)! Whose image and inscription does it have? They answered, Caesar's.

Amos 5:26

[No] but [instead of bringing Me the appointed sacrifices] you carried about the tent of your king Sakkuth and Kaiwan [names for the gods of the planet Saturn], your images of your star-god which you made for yourselves [and you will do so again].

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