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20 Bible Verses about Rebellion, Against Human Authority

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Genesis 14:3-4

All these joined forces at the valley of Siddim (that [is], the sea of the salt). Twelve years they had served Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

2 Kings 18:7

Yahweh was with him; everywhere he went, he succeeded. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

2 Kings 24:1

In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up [because] Jehoiakim had become his servant [for] three years; then he turned and rebelled against him.

2 Chronicles 36:13

And he also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God. He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Jeremiah 52:3

For because of the {anger} of Yahweh this happened in Jerusalem and Judah until his casting them from his {presence}. And Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2 Chronicles 13:6

But Jeroboam the son of Nebat, a servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up and rebelled against his master,

Mark 15:7

And the one named Barabbas was imprisoned with the rebels who had committed murder in the rebellion.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"{If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son} [who] {does not listen to} the voice of his father and to the voice of his mother, and they discipline him, and he does not obey them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him, and they shall bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his {town}, and they shall say to the elders of his city, 'This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious; {he does not obey us}, [and] he is a glutton and a drunkard.'read more.
Then all the men of his city shall stone him with stones and let him die; and so you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all of Israel will hear, and they will fear.

1 Kings 12:19

So Israel rebelled against the house of David until this day.

2 Chronicles 10:19

So Israel has rebelled against the house of David until this day.

2 Kings 1:1

Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

Nehemiah 2:19

But Sanballat the Horonite, the Ammonite servant Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard it, and they mocked and despised us, saying, "What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

Nehemiah 6:5-8

And Sanballat sent his servant with an open letter, [another] word like this to me a fifth time, in his hand. In it was written, "It has been reported among the nations, and Gashmu also is saying it, that you and the Jews are considering rebellion. Therefore, truly you are building the wall and you are becoming their king, according to these words. You have also set up prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, saying, '[There is] a king in Judah.' And now it will be proclaimed to the king according to these words. Now, come and we will plan together."read more.
So I sent to him saying, "None of these words you have spoken has happened. You are indeed saying [things] created in your own mind"--

Exodus 23:21

Be attentive to him and listen to his voice; do not rebel against him, because he will not forgive your transgression, for my name is in him

Numbers 16:1-3

Now Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, the descendants of Reuben, took two hundred and fifty men from the {Israelites}, leaders of the community summoned from the assembly, {renowned men}, and {they confronted} Moses. They were assembled in front of Moses and Aaron, and they said to them, "{You take too much upon yourselves}! All of the community is holy, every one of them, and Yahweh [is] in their midst, so why do you raise yourselves over the assembly of Yahweh?"

Numbers 20:2-5

There was no water for the community, and they were gathered before Moses and Aaron. And the people quarreled with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we died when our brothers were dying {before} Yahweh! Why have you brought the assembly of Yahweh, us and our livestock, into this desert to die here?read more.
Why have you brought us from Egypt to bring us to this bad place? It is not a place of seed or figs or vines or pomegranate trees, and there is not water to drink."

Joshua 1:18

Whoever {rebels against your orders} and does not obey your words according to what you commanded us will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous."

2 Samuel 15:10

Then Absalom sent scouts throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "When you hear the sound of the trumpet, you shall shout 'Absalom has become king in Hebron!'"

Romans 13:2

So then, the one who resists authority resists the ordinance [which is] from God, and those who resist will receive condemnation on themselves.

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