Ezra 6:10
so that they can offer sacrifices of pleasing aroma to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.
Nehemiah 1:11
Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today, and have compassion on him in the presence of this man. [At the time,] I was the king's cupbearer.
Psalm 20:1-4
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] May the LORD answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.
May He send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion.
May He remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah
May He give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose.
Psalm 72:1
[Solomonic.] God, give Your justice to the king and Your righteousness to the king's son.
Jeremiah 29:7
Seek the welfare of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the LORD on its behalf, for when it has prosperity, you will prosper."
for all
Romans 13:1-7
Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.
So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do good and you will have its approval.
For government is God's servant to you for good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God's servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.
Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience.
And for this reason you pay taxes, since the [authorities] are God's public servants, continually attending to these tasks.
Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.
1 Peter 2:13
Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority,
Genesis 49:14
Issachar is a strong donkey lying down between the saddlebags.
Genesis 49:15
He saw that his resting place was good and that the land was pleasant, so he leaned his shoulder to bear a load and became a forced laborer.
2 Samuel 20:19
I am a peaceful person, one of the faithful in Israel, but you're trying to destroy a city that is like a mother in Israel. Why would you devour the LORD's inheritance?"
Proverbs 24:21
My son, fear the LORD, as well as the king, and don't associate with rebels,
Ecclesiastes 3:12
I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life.
Ecclesiastes 3:13
It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts.
Ecclesiastes 8:2-5
Keep the king's command. Concerning an oath by God,
do not be in a hurry. Leave his presence, and don't persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.
For the king's word is authoritative, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
The one who keeps a command will not experience anything harmful, and a wise heart knows the right time and procedure.
Romans 12:18
If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
Hebrews 12:14
Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness-- without it no one will see the Lord.
all godliness
Luke 1:6
Both were righteous in God's sight, living without blame according to all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
Luke 2:25
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel's consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
Acts 10:22
They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who has a good reputation with the whole Jewish nation, was divinely directed by a holy angel to call you to his house and to hear a message from you."
Acts 24:16
I always do my best to have a clear conscience toward God and men.
Philippians 4:8
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable-- if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-- dwell on these things.
Titus 2:10-14
or stealing, but demonstrating utter faithfulness, so that they may adorn the teaching of God our Savior in everything.
For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people,
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
while we wait for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a special people, eager to do good works.
1 Peter 2:9-13
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do evil, they may, by observing your good works, glorify God in a day of visitation.
Submit to every human institution because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority,
2 Peter 1:3-7
For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,
knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness,
godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.