30 Important Bible Verses About Kings

1 Samuel 8:7 – The Lord’s Warning Against Kings

“And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2 – Pray for Kings and All in Authority

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

Proverbs 16:12 – Righteousness Exalts a Nation

“It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established by righteousness.”

Proverbs 20:28 – Mercy and Truth Preserve the King

“Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by lovingkindness, he upholds his throne.”

Psalm 2:10-11 – Serve the Lord with Fear

“Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.”

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Jeremiah 22:3-4 – Do Justice and Righteousness

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.”

Proverbs 31:3 – Do Not Give Strength to Women

“Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.”

Ecclesiastes 10:16-17 – Woe to the Land whose King is a Child!

“Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning! Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness!”

Proverbs 25:5 – Remove the Wicked from the King’s Presence

“Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.”

Proverbs 29:4 – The King Establishes the Land by Justice

“The king establishes the land by justice, but he who receives bribes overthrows it.”

Proverbs 14:34 – Righteousness Exalts a Nation

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”

1 Samuel 12:13-15 – Fear the Lord and Serve Him

“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the Lord has set a king over you. If you fear the Lord and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the Lord your God.”

Proverbs 20:26 – A Wise King Scatters the Wicked

“A wise king sifts out the wicked and brings the threshing wheel over them.”

Proverbs 21:1 – The King’s Heart is in the Hand of the Lord

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

1 Peter 2:13-14 – Submit to Every Ordinance of Man

“Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.”

Proverbs 29:12 – A King Who Listens to Lies

“If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked.”

Proverbs 16:10 – The Decision is from the Lord’s Lips

“Divination is on the lips of the king; his mouth must not transgress in judgment.”

Proverbs 29:14 – The King Who Rightly Judges the Poor

“The king among his servants gives attention to understanding; for his wrath is moved quickly. The king who judges the poor with truth, his throne will be established forever.”

Ecclesiastes 8:2-5 – Keep the King’s Command

“I say, ‘Keep the king’s commandment for the sake of your oath to God. Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him. Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say to him, “What are you doing?‘ Whoever keeps his command will experience nothing harmful; and a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment.”

Daniel 2:21 – God Changes Times and Seasons

“And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”

1 Corinthians 15:24-25 – Jesus Will Reign Until All Enemies Are Put Under His Feet

“Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.”

Proverbs 8:15-16 – Wisdom Reigns with Prudence

“By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth.”

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 – The King Shall Read the Law

“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.”

Proverbs 28:15-16 – A Wicked Ruler Oppresses the Poor

“Like a roaring lion and a charging bear is a wicked ruler over poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, but he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.”

Psalm 68:31 – God Provides Strength for Kings

“Envoys will come out of Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah. To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice. Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, and His strength is in the clouds. O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!”

2 Chronicles 9:7 – The Half Was Not Told Me

“Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!”

Proverbs 14:28 – In the Multitude of People is a King’s Honor

“In a multitude of people is a king’s honor, but in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.”

Proverbs 25:2 – The Glory of God is to Conceal a Matter

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”

Ecclesiastes 4:13 – Better a Poor but Wise Youth

“Better a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.”

Proverbs 16:13 – Kings Delight in Righteous Lips

“Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks what is right.”

Proverbs 20:8 – A King Who Sits on the Throne of Judgment

“A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters all evil with his eyes.”

Psalm 47:7-8 – Sing Praises to God, Sing Praises! Sing Praises to Our King!

“For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding. God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.”

Psalm 145:10-12 – Thy Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom

“All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.”

Proverbs 25:4-5 – Remove the Dross from Silver

“Take away the dross from silver, and it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.”

Esther 4:14 – Who Knows Whether You Have Come to the Kingdom for Such a Time as This?

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Proverbs 16:14 – The Wrath of a King is as Messengers of Death

“The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will appease it.”

2 Samuel 23:3-4 – Rule in the Fear of God

“The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: “He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.”

Daniel 4:32 – The Most High Rules in the Kingdom of Men

“And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”

Proverbs 25:15 – A Soft Tongue Breaks the Bone

“By long forbearance, a ruler is persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks a bone.”


“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Proverbs 25:28 – He Who Rules His Spirit is Like a City

“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”

2 Timothy 2:12 – We Will Also Reign with Him

“If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.”

Proverbs 31:4 – Do Not Give Your Strength to Women

“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes intoxicating drink; lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the justice of all the afflicted.”

Revelation 1:5-6 – He has Made Us Kings and Priests

“And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

Ezekiel 34:24 – David, My Servant, Shall Be King Over Them

“And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.”

Esther 4:16 – If I Perish, I Perish

“Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so, I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

Isaiah 33:22 – The Lord is Our Judge, Lawgiver, and King

“For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us.”

Zechariah 9:9 – Your King is Coming to You

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

John 18:36 – My Kingdom is Not of This World

“Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.””

Revelation 17:14 – For He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings

“These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

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