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86 Bible Verses About Obeying the Law

Here are 86 Bible verses about obeying the law from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Romans 13:1-5 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

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Titus 3:1 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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Romans 2:13 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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1 Peter 2:13-17 KJV

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

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Romans 3:31 KJV

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

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Acts 5:29 KJV

Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

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John 14:21 KJV

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

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Romans 13:1 KJV

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

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1 John 2:4 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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Galatians 3:11 KJV

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

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Luke 20:25 KJV

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

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Galatians 3:21 KJV

And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

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2 John 1:6 KJV

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

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Hebrews 13:17 KJV

And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

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John 14:15 KJV

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

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1 Peter 2:13 KJV

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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Matthew 5:17-19 KJV

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

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Luke 11:28 KJV

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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Joshua 1:8 KJV

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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Acts 5:32 KJV

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

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Galatians 5:4 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

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1 Samuel 15:22 KJV

Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

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1 Peter 1:14 KJV

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

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1 John 3:4 KJV

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

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2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

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Romans 3:20 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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Romans 1:5 KJV

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

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Proverbs 28:9 KJV

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

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1 John 3:21-22 KJV

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

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James 1:25 KJV

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

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2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

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John 3:16 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

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1 Peter 1:2 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Romans 13:4 KJV

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

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Mark 12:13-17 KJV

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

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1 Peter 2:14 KJV

And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may seeit. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.

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Galatians 5:14 KJV

Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Romans 5:19 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Leviticus 19:18 KJV

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

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2 Peter 3:9 KJV

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

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Romans 13:7 KJV

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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Acts 5:40-42 KJV

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

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John 15:14 KJV

And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 22:21 KJV

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

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Philippians 2:3 KJV

They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

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Deuteronomy 28:1 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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John 15:12 KJV

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

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Joshua 5:6 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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1 Peter 2:13-14 KJV

For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

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Colossians 3:22 KJV

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

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Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

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Ephesians 5:21 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

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Romans 7:3 KJV

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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Acts 13:39 KJV

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

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Genesis 9:6 KJV

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

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Romans 13:5 KJV

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

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Exodus 20:13-15 KJV

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

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Exodus 19:5 KJV

Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal.

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1 Peter 2:18 KJV

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

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Ephesians 1:21 KJV

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

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Galatians 6:2 KJV

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

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Romans 8:7 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

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Matthew 7:23 KJV

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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Matthew 5:22 KJV

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Psalms 119:10 KJV

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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Romans 13:6 KJV

With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

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Ezekiel 36:27 KJV

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

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Matthew 17:24-27 KJV

And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

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Ephesians 2:8 KJV

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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John 15:10 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Matthew 5:21-22 KJV

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

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1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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Amos 5:24 KJV

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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Revelation 21:27 KJV

But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

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Romans 8:3 KJV

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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Romans 7:7 KJV

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

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Galatians 2:15-16 KJV

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

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1 Corinthians 10:23 KJV

We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

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Hebrews 4:12 KJV

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

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Titus 3:8 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Ephesians 5:6 KJV

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

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2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

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Ephesians 6:6 KJV

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

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Romans 6:9 KJV

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

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Luke 1:37 KJV

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

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