- "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. "
- "Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. "
- "For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, "