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31 Bible Verses about Respecting Authority

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Romans 13:7

Pay all of them what is due them -- tribute to the officer to receive it, taxes to the officer to receive them, respect to the man entitled to it, and honor to the man entitled to it.

1 Peter 2:18

You house-servants must be submissive to your masters and show them perfect respect, not only to those who are kind and fair but also to those who are cruel.

Romans 13:5

Therefore, you must obey them, not only for the sake of escaping punishment, but also for conscience' sake;

Romans 13:4

For the civil authorities are God's servants to do you good. But if you practice doing wrong, you should dread them, for they do not wield the sword for nothing. Indeed, they are God's servants to inflict punishment upon people who do wrong.

Romans 13:3

For civil authorities are not a terror to the man who does right, but they are to the man who does wrong. Do you want to have no dread of the civil authorities? Then practice doing right and you will be commended for it.

Matthew 15:6

is under no obligation at all to help his parent.' So you have set aside what God has said for the sake of what has been handed down to you.

2 Peter 2:10

especially those who satisfy their lower nature by indulging in its evil passions which defile them, and who despise authority. Daring, headstrong men! They do not tremble when they abuse persons of majesty,

2 Corinthians 1:24

Not that we are trying to lord it over your faith, but we are workers with you to promote your joy, for in your faith you are standing firm.

Romans 13:2

so that anyone who resists the authorities sets himself against what God has established, and those who set themselves against Him will get the penalty due them.

James 2:1

My brothers, stop trying to maintain your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious presence of God on earth, along with acts of partiality to certain ones.

1 Peter 3:6

They were submissive to their husbands, as Sarah, for example, obeyed Abraham and called him master. You have become true daughters of hers, if you practice doing right and cease from every fear.

Jude 1:8

In just the same way these dreamers defile the body, discard authority, and deride the majesties.

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