'Authority' in the Bible
Later, the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make the woman to be an authority corresponding to him."
The angel of the LORD told her, "You must go back to your mistress and submit to her authority."
No one has more authority in this house than I do. He has withheld nothing from me, except you, and that's because you're his wife. So how can I commit such a horrible evil? How can I sin against God?"
Let them collect all the food during the coming fruitful years, store up the grain in cities governed by Pharaoh's authority, and place it under guard.
So you are to be appointed in charge over my palace, and all of my people are to do whatever you command them to do. Only the throne will have greater authority than you."
Pharaoh also changed Joseph's name to Zaphenath-paneah and gave Asenath, daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On, to him as his wife. And that's how Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.
You are to teach the Israelis all the statutes that the LORD commanded you by the authority of Moses."
Nadab and Abihu died in the LORD's presence when they offered unauthorized fire before him in the Sinai wilderness. Since they didn't have their own children, Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests under the authority of Aaron their father.
This is the law in cases of jealousy when a woman defiles herself while under her husband's authority:
including anything that the LORD commanded you by the authority of Moses, starting from the day the LORD commanded Moses and continuing through your generations.
to serve as a memorial to the Israelis, a reminder that no unauthorized person, who isn't a descendant of Aaron, is to attempt to burn incense in the LORD'S presence, so that he may not become like Korah and his group, just as the LORD had spoken by the authority of Moses.
turning over your authority to him so that the entire community of Israel knows to obey him.
laid his hands on him, and charged him, just as the LORD had commanded, using Moses' authority.
and told him, "Your servants took a count of the soldiers who were under our authority. We didn't miss a single man.
Here's the travel itinerary for the Israelis after they left the land of Egypt in groups under the authority of Moses and Aaron.
If only authority over this people were given to me. Then I would remove Abimelech!" Then he challenged Abimelech: "Build up your army and then come out and fight!"
Now I know for certain that you will be king, and that the kingdom will be established under your authority.
Furthermore, his son Shemaiah had sons born to him who wielded authority in their ancestral households, since they were mighty men of valor.
Asa's son Jehoshaphat succeeded him as king, and he consolidated his authority over Israel
Jehoiada also placed the offices of the LORD's Temple under the authority of the Levitical priests whom David had assigned over the LORD's Temple, just as is required by the Law of Moses, to offer the LORD's burnt offerings with joy and singing, just as David had ordered.
As soon as he had consolidated his royal authority, he executed the servants who had killed his father, the king,
Under his authority, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah served in the priestly cities, making sure contributions were distributed faithfully to their relatives division by division, no matter how large or how small,
You have authority to act for the king and for his Council of Seven to conduct an inquiry concerning Judah and Jerusalem in accordance with the Law of your God, which is in your possession.
Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew wrote with full authority confirming this second letter about Purim.
Indeed, Mordecai the Jew was second in authority only to King Ahasuerus and was a powerful official among the Jewish people. Mordecai was accepted favorably by his many kinsmen, and he sought the good of his countrymen and spoke out for the welfare of all his people.
He strips away the authority of kings to punish and puts them in prison clothes instead.
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you regulate their authority over the earth?
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your authority endures from one generation to another. God is faithful about everything he says and merciful in everything he does.
The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and royal authority from Damascus; the survivors from Aram will be like the glory of the Israelis," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
and I'll clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him. I'll transfer your authority to him, and he'll be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"
This is the message that came to Jeremiah from the LORD while king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, all his army, all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his authority, along with all the people were fighting against Jerusalem and all its towns:
A ruin! A ruin! I'm bringing about ruin!' But this also will not happen until he who has authority over it arrives, because I'll give it to him."
"""Watch out! Each of the princes of Israel has misused his authority to shed blood.
"After this, I continued to watch and look! there was another one, resembling a leopard with four birds' wings on its back. The animal also had four heads, and authority was imparted to it.
Now as to the other animals, their authority was removed, but they were granted a reprieve from execution for an appointed period of time."
Nevertheless, the court will convene, and his authority will be removed, annulled, and destroyed forever.
Then the kingdom, authority, and magnificence of all nations of the earth will be given to the people who are the saints of the Highest One. His kingdom will endure forever, and all authorities will serve him and obey him.'
""In his place there will arise a despicable person, upon whom no royal authority has been conferred, but he'll invade in a time of tranquility, taking over the kingdom through deception.
because he was teaching them like a person who had authority, and not like their scribes.
because I, too, am a man under authority and I have soldiers under me. I say to one of them "Go' and he goes, to another "Come' and he comes, and to my servant "Do this' and he does it."
But so you will know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"" he told the paralyzed man, "Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home!"
When the crowds saw this, they became frightened and glorified God for giving such authority to humans.
Then Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could drive them out and heal every disease and every illness.
does not have to honor his father.' Because of your tradition, then, you have disregarded the authority of God's word.
Then Jesus went into the Temple. While he was teaching, the high priests and the elders of the people came to him and asked, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
Jesus answered them, "I, too, will ask you one question. If you answer it for me, I will also tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Where did John's authority to baptize come from? From heaven or from humans?"
So they told Jesus, "We don't know." He in turn told them, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
"The scribes and the Pharisees administer the authority of Moses,
Then Jesus approached them and told them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
The people were utterly amazed at his teaching, because he was teaching them like one with authority, and not like their scribes.
All the people were so stunned that they kept saying to each other, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He tells even the unclean spirits what to do, and they obey him!"
But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"" Then he told the paralyzed man,
and to have the authority to drive out demons.
He called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.
and asked him, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority to do them?"
Jesus told them, "I'll ask you one question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you by what authority I'm doing these things.
Was John's authority to baptize from heaven or from humans? Answer me."
So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Then Jesus told them, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I'm doing these things."
He told Jesus, "I will give you all this authority, along with their glory, because it has been given to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
They were utterly amazed at what he taught, because his message was spoken with authority.
Overwhelmed with amazement, they all kept saying to one another, "What kind of statement is this? because with authority and power he gives orders to unclean spirits, and they come out!"
But so you'll know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"." he told the paralyzed man, "I say to you: Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home!"
because I, too, am a man under authority and have soldiers under me. I say to one "Go' and he goes, to another "Come' and he comes, and to my servant "Do this' and he does it."
Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
Look! I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to destroy all the enemy's power, and nothing will ever hurt you.
I'll show you the one you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the authority to throw you into hell after killing you. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him!
and asked him, "Tell us: By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
Was John's authority to baptize from heaven or from humans?"
Then Jesus told them, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I'm doing these things."
But he told them, "The kings of the unbelievers lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
However, to all who received him, those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children,
Then the Jewish leaders asked him, "What sign can you show us as authority for doing these things?"
The Father judges no one, but has given all authority to judge to the Son,
and he has given him authority to judge, because he is the Son of Man.
So Jesus told them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own authority. Instead, I speak only what the Father has taught me.
No one is taking it from me; I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This is what my Father has commanded me."
because I haven't spoken on my own authority. Instead, the Father who sent me has himself commanded me what to say and how to speak.
For you have given him authority over all humanity so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him.
While I was with them, I protected them by the authority that you gave me. I guarded them, and not one of them became lost except the one who was destined for destruction, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
So Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to speak to me? You realize, don't you, that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?"
Jesus answered him, "You have no authority over me at all, except what was given to you from above. That's why the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."
He answered them, "It isn't for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.
He is here with authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call on your name."
That is what I did in Jerusalem. I received authority from the high priests and locked many of the saints in prison. And when I cast my vote against them, they were put to death.
"That is how I happened to be traveling to Damascus with authority based on a commission from the high priests.
That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.
Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God,
A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but his wife does.
If I am not an apostle to other people, surely I am one to you, for you are the evidence of my apostolic authority from the Lord.
I am not saying this on human authority, am I? The Law says the same thing, doesn't it?
This is why a woman should have authority over her own head: because of the angels.
Then the end will come, when after he has done away with every ruler and every authority and power, the Messiah hands over the kingdom to God the Father.
So if I boast a little too much about our authority, which the Lord gave us to build you up and not to tear you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
When I talk as a confident boaster, I am not talking with the Lord's authority but like a fool.
Have you been thinking all along that we are trying to defend ourselves before you? We are speaking before God in the authority of the Messiah, and everything, dear friends, is meant to build you up.
For this reason I am writing this while I am away from you: When I come I do not want to be severe in using the authority the Lord gave me to build you up and not to tear you down.
He is far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come.
He will change our unassuming bodies and make them like his glorious body through the power that enables him to bring everything under his authority.
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