Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.
Cross ReferencesProverbs 8:15
By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws;
My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not associate with the rebellious.
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'
Jesus answered, "You would have no authority over Me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed Me over to you is guilty of greater sin."
Those who embraced his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to the believers that day.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
1 Timothy 2:2
for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity.
Remind the believers to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work,
1 Peter 2:13
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority,
Chapter Outline1. Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the authorities.
8. Love is the fulfillment of the law.
11. The acts of darkness are out of season in the time of the Gospel.
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1 Peter 2:13-17
2 Peter 2:10, 11
1 Samuel 2:8
1 Chronicles 28:4, 5
Proverbs 8:15, 16
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