Obeying People

Most Relevant Verses

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel you to keep the king's command, and that in regard to the oath of God [by which you swore to him loyalty].

Ephesians 6:5

Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "

Colossians 3:22

Servants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not only when their eyes are on you as pleasers of men, but in simplicity of purpose [with all your heart] because of your reverence for the Lord and as a sincere expression of your devotion to Him.

Matthew 8:9

For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.

Luke 7:8

For I also am a man [daily] subject to authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bond servant, Do this, and he does it.

Luke 17:9

Is he grateful and does he praise the servant because he did what he was ordered to do?

Matthew 21:29

And he answered, I will not; but afterward he changed his mind and went.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of the father? They replied, The first one. Jesus said to them, Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the harlots will get into the kingdom of heaven before you.

Luke 15:29

But he answered his father, Look! These many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command. Yet you never gave me [so much as] a [little] kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends;

Genesis 16:2

And Sarai said to Abram, See here, the Lord has restrained me from bearing [children]. I am asking you to have intercourse with my maid; it may be that I can obtain children by her. And Abram listened to and heeded what Sarai said.

Genesis 50:12

Thus [Jacob's] sons did for him as he had commanded them.

Exodus 18:24

So Moses listened to and heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

Joshua 22:2

And said to them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you.

Joshua 1:17

As we hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to you; only may the Lord your God be with you as He was with Moses.

Joshua 1:16

They answered Joshua, All you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.

Ruth 3:5

And Ruth said to her, All that you say to me I will do.

Ruth 3:6

So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had told her.

Esther 2:20

Now Esther had not yet revealed her nationality or her people, for she obeyed Mordecai's command to her [ to fear God and execute His commands] just as when she was being brought up by him.

Esther 4:17

So Mordecai went away and did all that Esther had commanded him.

Esther 9:23

So the Jews undertook to do as they had begun and as Mordecai had written to them -- "

Jeremiah 35:14

The command which Jonadab son of Rechab gave to his sons not to drink wine, has been carried out and established [as a custom for more than two hundred years]. To this day they drink no wine, but they have obeyed their father's command. But I, even I, have persistently spoken to you, but you have not listened to and obeyed Me.

Jeremiah 35:16

Since the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab have fulfilled and established the command of their father which he commanded them, but these people have not listened to and obeyed Me,

Jeremiah 35:18

And Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and have kept all his precepts and have done according to all that he commanded you,

Jeremiah 35:8

And we have obeyed the voice of Jonadab son of Rechab, our father, in all that he charged us, to drink no wine all our days -- "we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters -- "

Jeremiah 35:10

But we have dwelt in tents and have obeyed and done according to all that Jonadab our ancestor commanded us.

2 Samuel 22:45

Foreigners yielded feigned obedience to me; as soon as they heard of me, they became obedient to me.

Psalm 18:44

As soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me; foreigners submitted themselves cringingly and yielded feigned obedience to me.

Matthew 23:3

So observe and practice all they tell you; but do not do what they do, for they preach, but do not practice.

Luke 2:51

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was [habitually] obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart.

2 Corinthians 7:15

And his heart goes out to you more abundantly than ever as he recalls the submission [to his guidance] that all of you had, and the reverence and anxiety [to meet all requirements] with which you accepted and welcomed him.

Matthew 28:15

So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.

Luke 17:6

And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.

1 Peter 3:6

It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].

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