Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God.
I am God and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.
Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
By Me kings reign, and rulers decree justice
Pilate therefore said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above.”
For all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder.
For He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
I Corinthians 15:49
And He is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all.
I Chronicles 29:11
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.
The Lord is our Judge the Lord is our Lawgiver the Lord is our King; it is He who will save us.
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 6:16 -17
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? And shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes and I knew it not.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resist what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to who respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 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.
II Corinthians 10:4-5
You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matt. 5:13 -16
Render therefore unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.
And by smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
We must obey God, rather than men
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for He is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
I Timothy 1:17
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
The 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.
II Samuel 23:3
Occupy till I come.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.