Romans 13:1-4 1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For 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: 4For 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.
Scripture Reference(s) b
2 Samuel 23:3 3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men [must be] just, ruling in the fear of God.
Psalm 82:3-4 3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
Scripture Reference(s) c
Luke 3:14 14And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages.
Scripture Reference(s) d
Romans 13:5-7 5Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
1 Peter 2:17 17Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Scripture Reference(s) e
1 Timothy 2:1-2 1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.