Bible verses about "democracy" | DouayRheims

Exodus 18:26

26 And they judged the people at all times: and whatsoever was of greater difficulty they referred to him, and they judged the easier cases only.

Exodus 18:21

21 And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,

Deuteronomy 1:13

13 Let me have from among you wise and understanding men, and such whose conversation is approved among your tribes, that I may appoint them your rulers.

Judges 8:23

23 And he said to them: I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, but the Lord shall rule over you.

2 Samuel 8:15

15 And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.

1 Kings 9:5

5 I will establish the throne of thy kingdom over Israel for ever, as I promised David, thy father, saying: There shall not fail a man of thy race upon the throne of Israel.

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

6 And charging the judges, he said: Take heed what you do: for you exercise not the judgment of man, but of the Lord: and whatsoever you judge, it shall redound to you. 7 Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.

2 Chronicles 20:5-6

5 And Josaphat stood in the midst of the assembly of Juda, and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord before the new court, 6 And said: O Lord God of our fathers, thou art God in heaven, and rulest over all the kingdoms and nations, in thy hand is strength and power, and no one can resist thee.

2 Chronicles 36:1

1 Then the people of the land took Joachaz the son of Josias, and made him king instead of his father in Jerusalem.

Psalms 67:4

4 (67:5) Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.

Proverbs 14:15

15 The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitfnl son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.

Ecclesiastes 10:2

2 The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a fool is in his left hand.

Isaiah 2:22

22 Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.

Isaiah 30:21

21 And thy ears shall hear the word of one admonishing thee behind thy back: This is the way, walk ye in it: and go not aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

Matthew 28:18

18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 19:11

11 Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee hath the greater sin.

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

1 I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all men: 2 For kings and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity.

Romans 14:1

1 Now him that is weak in faith, take unto you: not in disputes about thoughts.

Titus 3:1

1 Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work.

Psalms 146:3

3 In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.

Proverbs 4:27

27 Decline not to the right hand, nor to the left: turn away thy foot from evil. For the Lord knoweth the ways that are on the right hand: but those are perverse which are on the left hand. But he will make thy courses straight, he will bring forward thy ways in peace.

Acts 5:29

29 But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God rather than men.

1 Peter 2:13-17

13 Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling, 14 Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of the good. 15 For so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 As free and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God. 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Romans 13:1-7

1 Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God. 2 Therefore, he that resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist purchase to themselves damnation. 3 For princes are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good: and thou shalt have praise from the same. 4 For he is God's minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God's minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. 5 Wherefore be subject of necessity: not only for wrath, but also for conscience' sake. 6 For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose. 7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour.

Judges 21:25

25 (21:24) In those days there was no king in Israel: but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

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