Bible Verses about Government

Bible Verses about Government

Bible Verses About Government

Bible Verses About Government

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 09/19/2019

What does the Bible say about Government? Discover the top Bible verses about Government from the Old and New Testaments. Read through the biblical references of Government to learn more about its meaning and significance. May you find some insight from these related scripture quotes!

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  1. Romans 13:1-7 (NIV)

    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

    Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

    For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.

    For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

    Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

    This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

    Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

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