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Bible Verses About Unjust Rulers

The Bible is full of verses about unjust rulers, and the people who have to live under them.

The Bible tells us that we should be ruled by just, righteous kings—but it also tells us that sometimes we have to live under an evil or unjust ruler.

Let’s talk about what we can do as Christians when we’re ruled by a wicked king.

Bible Verses About Unjust Rulers

Proverbs 29:2

Verse Concepts

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,

But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Psalm 125:3

Verse Concepts

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous,

So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.

Proverbs 28:15

Verse Concepts

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear

Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Isaiah 10:1

Verse Concepts

Woe to those who enact evil statutes

And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Micah 7:3

Verse Concepts

Concerning evil, both hands do it well.

The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe,

And a great man speaks the desire of his soul;

So they weave it together.

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Isaiah 1:23

Verse Concepts

Your rulers are rebels

And companions of thieves;

Everyone loves a bribe

And chases after rewards.

They do not defend the orphan,

Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.

Ezekiel 22:27

Verse Concepts

Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Isaiah 3:14

Verse Concepts

The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people,

“It is you who have devoured the vineyard;

The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

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Proverbs 28:15

Verse Concepts

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear

Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Government » Wicked rulers

Proverbs 28:15

Verse Concepts

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear

Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Micah 3:9-12

Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight, Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice. Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, “Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us.”

Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Wicked-Rulers

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