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37 Bible Verses About Respecting Authority

Here are 37 Bible verses about respecting authority from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Matthew 15:6 KJV

And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

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Proverbs 24:21 KJV

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

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Romans 13:3 KJV

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

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Romans 13:2 KJV

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:

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Ephesians 6:1 KJV

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

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Hebrews 12:9 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:22 KJV

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

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Romans 13:4 KJV

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

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1 Timothy 2:2 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 Thessalonians 5:13 KJV

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

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Romans 13:7 KJV

And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

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1 Peter 2:13 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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Colossians 3:25 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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Colossians 3:18 KJV

But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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Titus 2:15 KJV

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

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1 Thessalonians 5:12 KJV

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

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Hebrews 13:17 KJV

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

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Romans 13:6 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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Ephesians 5:21 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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1 Corinthians 11:10 KJV

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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1 Peter 2:18 KJV

For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

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1 Peter 2:17 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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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

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Leviticus 19:3 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Deuteronomy 1:17 KJV

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

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James 2:1 KJV

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

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Romans 13:5 KJV

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

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Leviticus 19:15 KJV

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

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Romans 13:1 KJV

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.

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Matthew 23:2 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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Jude 1:8 KJV

Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

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2 Peter 2:10 KJV

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

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1 Peter 3:6 KJV

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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Titus 3:1 KJV

Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

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2 Corinthians 1:24 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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Leviticus 19:32 KJV

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

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1 Peter 3:22 KJV

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

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