37 Bible Verses about Respecting Authority
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Pay everyone what is owed: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
Honor all people, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king.
even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are perverse.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God's appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
Be subject to every human institution for the Lord's sake, whether to a king as supreme
For this reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants devoted to governing.
You must stand up in the presence of the aged, honor the presence of an elder, and fear your God. I am the Lord.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls and will give an account for their work. Let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for you.
for it is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be in fear, for it does not bear the sword in vain. It is God's servant to administer retribution on the wrongdoer.
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who labor among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you,
and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
especially those who indulge their fleshly desires and who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones,
Fear the Lord, my child, as well as the king, and do not associate with rebels,
Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.
and to esteem them most highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
"Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.
like Sarah who obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You become her children when you do what is good and have no fear in doing so.
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don't let anyone look down on you.
Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord,
who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.
For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.
Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life?
"'You must not deal unjustly in judgment: you must neither show partiality to the poor nor honor the rich. You must judge your fellow citizen fairly.
They must not discriminate in judgment, but hear the lowly and the great alike. Nor should they be intimidated by human beings, for judgment belongs to God. If the matter being adjudicated is too difficult for them, they should bring it before me for a hearing.
Each of you must respect his mother and his father, and you must keep my Sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Attitudes, to other people
- Authority Of People
- Authority, of human institutions
- Be Subject To People
- Being In Debt
- Brotherhood Of Man
- Brotherly Love
- Brothers Love
- Children, attitudes towards
- Citizens, Christian Duties
- Civic Duties
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Commitment, to God's people
- Family First
- Family Love
- Fear God!
- Fearing God
- God Being In Control
- Gods Love
- Honour The Honourable
- Honouring Rulers
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Human Authority, Instituted By God
- Human Authority, Nature Of
- Leaders, Political
- Love And Family
- Love Fellow Christians!
- Love, For One Another
- Love, Of Fellow Man
- Loving Everyone
- Loving Your Mother
- Loving Your Parents
- Orderliness In Society
- Parents Love
- Promises respecting
- Respect For People
- Respect, For Human Beings
- Respecting Parents
- Respecting Your Body
- Reverence To God
- Reverence, And Social Behaviour
- Sibling Love
- Social duties
- Tax To Be Paid
- Treating Others
- Ethics, social
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