25 Bible Verses about Kings

Romans 13:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 29:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

By justice a king builds up the land, but he who exacts gifts tears it down.

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

Ezekiel 37:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms.

Proverbs 31:4-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more. Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Revelation 1:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Luke 22:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.

John 14:2-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Jeremiah 18:1-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me: ...

1 Kings 10:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold,

1 Samuel 8:1-22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba. Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice. Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.” ...

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Romans 15:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

2 Kings 23:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.

2 Kings 17:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah began to reign in Samaria over Israel, and he reigned nine years. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, yet not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

2 Kings 15:8-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in Samaria six months. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

1 Kings 16:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Omri did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did more evil than all who were before him.

1 Kings 16:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Jeremiah 10:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them,

1 Samuel 15:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

2 Samuel 15:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.”

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