Bible Verses About Magistrates

Magistrates.
    Are appointed by God  Ro 13:1
    Are ministers of God  Ro 13:4,6
    Purpose of their appointment  Ro 13:4; 1Pe 2:14
    Their office to be respected  Ac 23:5
    Are not a terror to the good, but to the evil  Ro 13:3
    To be wisely selected and appointed  Ex 18:21; Ezr 7:25
    To be prayed for  1Ti 2:1,2
    Should
      Seek wisdom from God.  1Ki 3:9
      Rule in the fear of God.  2Sa 23:3; 2Ch 19:7
      Know the law of God.  Ezr 7:25
      Be faithful to the Sovereign.  Da 6:4
      Enforce the laws.  Ezr 7:26
      Judge wisely.  1Ki 3:16-28
      Hate covetousness.  Ex 18:21
      Not take bribes.  Ex 23:8; De 16:19
      Defend the poor.  Job 29:12,16
      Judge for God, not for man.  2Ch 19:6
      Judge righteously.  De 1:16; 16:18; 25:1
      Be impartial.  Ex 23:6; De 1:17
      Be diligent in ruling.  Ro 12:8
      Subjection to their authority enjoined.  Mt 23:2,3; Ro 13:1; 1Pe 2:13,14
    Wicked-Illustrated  Pr 28:15
    Good-Exemplified
      Joseph.  Ge 41:46
      Gideon.  Jdj 8:35
      Samuel.  1Sa 12:3,4; Ezr 10:1-9
      Nehemiah.  Ne 3:15
      Job.  Job 29:16
      Daniel.  Da 6:3
    Wicked-Exemplified
      Sons of Samuel.  1Sa 8:3
      Pilate.  Mt 27:24,26
      Magistrates in Philippi.  Ac 16:22,23
      Gallio.  Ac 18:16,17
      Felix.  Ac 24:26