42 Bible Verses About Authority KJV

42 Bible Verses About Authority KJV – The Bible has a lot to say about authority. In Ephesians 6:1-2, Paul tells children to obey their parents in the Lord, because this is right.

In Romans 13:1-7, Paul tells us that government authorities are put in place by God and we should respect them.

In 1 Peter 2:13-17, Peter tells us to submit to every authority instituted by man, because it is ordained by God.

And in Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus tells us that He has been given all authority in heaven and on earth, and we should therefore go and make disciples of all nations.

These verses show us that we should respect and obey those who have been given authority over us. We should also strive to live according to God’s standards, because He is the ultimate authority.

Bible Verses About Authority KJV

Bible Verses About Authority KJV

Leviticus 25:43 – “Thou shalt not rule over him with rigor; but shalt fear thy God”

Matthew 7:29 – “For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes”

Luke 20:8 – “And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things”

John 5:27 – “And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man”

Acts 9:14 – “And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name”

Titus 2:15 – “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee”

1 Timothy 2:12 – “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence”

Psalms 2:9 – “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel”

Psalms 110:2 – “The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies”

Revelation 2:26 – “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:”

Proverbs 29:2 – “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn”

Mark 1:22 – “And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes”

Luke 9:1 – “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases”

1 Timothy 5:17 – “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine”

1 Timothy 2:2 – “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty”

1 Peter 3:22 – “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him”

Luke 20:2 – “And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority”

Luke 19:17 – “And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities”

Esther 9:29 – “Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim”

Revelation 12:5 – “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne”

Luke 22:25 – “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors”

Mark 11:33 – “And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things”

1 Corinthians 15:24 – “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power”

Matthew 2:6 – “And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel”

Judges 8:22 – “Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian”

2 Corinthians 10:8 – “For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:”

Luke 4:36 – “And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out”

Matthew 20:25 – “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them”

Mark 13:34 – “For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch”

Matthew 8:9 – “For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it”

Luke 7:8 – “For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it”

Mark 10:42 – “But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them”

Revelation 13:2 – “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”

Luke 20:20 – “And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor”

Revelation 19:15 – “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God”

Acts 8:27 – “And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,”

Hebrews 13:17 – “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”

Mark 1:27 – “And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him”

Mark 11:28-29 – “And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things”

Psalms 149:6-9 – “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD”

Acts 26:10-12 – “Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,”

Matthew 21:23-27 – “And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things”

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