30 Important Bible Verses About Submitting To Authority

Romans 13:1 – Submit to Government Authorities

“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.”

1 Peter 2:13-14 – Submit to Every Human Authority

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”

Titus 3:1 – Submitting to Rulers and Authorities

“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good.”

Hebrews 13:17 – Obey Your Leaders

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”

Romans 13:5 – Submit to Authorities for Conscience’ Sake

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

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1 Peter 5:5 – Submit to Elders

“In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”

Hebrews 13:7 – Submit to the Leadership of the Church

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”

Colossians 3:22 – Obey Earthly Masters

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, Obey Your Parents

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”

1 Peter 2:18 – Submit to Employers

“Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate but also to those who are harsh.”

Acts 5:29 – Obey God Rather Than Men

“Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!'”

Romans 12:1 – Offer Yourself as a Living Sacrifice

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

James 4:7 – Submit to God

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Philippians 2:3 – Consider Others Better Than Yourself

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Matthew 20:26 – Serve Others

“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”

Luke 22:42 – Not My Will, but Yours Be Done

“‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.'”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Glorify God in Your Body

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

Mark 10:45 – Serve Others as Jesus Served

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Work for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

1 Timothy 6:1 – Slaves Should Honor Their Masters

“All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.”

Proverbs 16:7 – Submit to God’s Plan

“When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.”

1 Peter 5:6 – Humble Yourselves Under God’s Mighty Hand

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

James 3:18 – Peacemakers Who Sow in Peace Reap a Harvest

“Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

1 Corinthians 10:24 – Seek the Good of Others

“Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”

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

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Colossians 3:20 – Children, Obey Your Parents in Everything

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:21 – Submit to One Another Out of Reverence for Christ

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

1 Timothy 2:9-10 – Women Should Dress Modestly

“I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.”

Ephesians 6:5 – Slaves, Obey Your Earthly Masters

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.”

Ephesians 5:22 – Wives, Submit Yourselves to Your Husbands

“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.”

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Colossians 3:18 – Wives, Submit to Your Husbands

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, Do Not Provoke Your Children

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

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; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”

Matthew 5:39 – Do Not Resist an Evil Person

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”

James 1:22 – Do What the Word Says

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Hebrews 13:16 – Share with Others

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Titus 3:2 – Speak Evil of No One

“To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.”

Matthew 10:28 – Fear God, Not Man

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Romans 13:8 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

John 13:34-35 – Love One Another

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Matthew 22:37-39 – Love God and Love Your Neighbor

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Philippians 4:8 – Think About Excellent Things

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Hebrews 12:9 – Submit to the Father of Spirits

“Moreover, we have all had our earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!”

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