37 Bible Verses about Respecting Authority
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Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.
Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn't bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
he shall not honor his father or mother.' You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition.
Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
but chiefly those who walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries;
My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious:
Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are fellow workers with you for your joy. For you stand firm in faith.
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
and to respect and honor them in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality.
as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.
But he who does wrong will receive again for the wrong that he has done, and there is no partiality.
Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
"'You shall do no injustice in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor show favoritism to the great; but you shall judge your neighbor in righteousness.
You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.
saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses' seat.
Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.
"'Each one of you shall respect his mother and his father. You shall keep my Sabbaths. I am Yahweh your God.
- Respecting (10 instances)
- 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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