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Bible Study Topic: Authority

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Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
Leviticus 25:43
 
The Israelites said to Gideon, "Rule over us,you, your son and your grandson,because you have saved us out of the hand of Midian."
Judges 8:22
 
So Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim.
Esther 9:29
 
You will rule them with an iron scepter ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
Psalms 2:9
 
The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies.
Psalms 110:2
 
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.
Psalms 149:6-9
 
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Proverbs 29:2
 
" 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' "
Matthew 2:6
 
because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Matthew 7:29
 
For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
Matthew 8:9
 
Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
Matthew 20:25
 
Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you this authority?"
Jesus replied, "I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
John's baptism,where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?"
But if we say, 'From men',we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet."
So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Then he said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.The Parable of the Two Sons
Matthew 21:23-27
 
The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
Mark 1:22
 
The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching,and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."
Mark 1:27
 
Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
Mark 10:42
 
"By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
Jesus replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Mark 11:28-29
 
So they answered Jesus, "We don't know." Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
Mark 11:33
 
It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
Mark 13:34
 
All the people were amazed and said to each other, "What is this teaching? With authority and power he gives orders to evil spirits and they come out!"
Luke 4:36
 
For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
Luke 7:8
 
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
Luke 9:1
 
" 'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
Luke 19:17
 
"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
Luke 20:2
 
Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."The Parable of the Tenants
Luke 20:8
 
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
Luke 20:20
 
Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.
Luke 22:25
 
And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
John 5:27
 
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
Acts 8:27
 
And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name."
Acts 9:14
 
And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the saints in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.
Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. In my obsession against them, I even went to foreign cities to persecute them.
"On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests.
Acts 26:10-12
 
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:24
 
For even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than pulling you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
2 Corinthians 10:8
 
for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 2:2
 
I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
1 Timothy 2:12
 
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:17
 
These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
Titus 2:15
 
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Hebrews 13:17
 
who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand,with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
1 Peter 3:22
 
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations,
Revelation 2:26
 
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Revelation 12:5
 
The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
Revelation 13:2
 
Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
Revelation 19:15
 
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