What Does the Bible Say About Revolution? 7 Powerful Verses


Romans 13:2

ESVTherefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
KJVWhosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
NASBTherefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
NIVConsequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
NLTSo anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.

Luke 22:42

ESVsaying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
KJVsaying, “Father, if You are willing, take away this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
NASBsaying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
NIV“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
NLT“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Psalm 2:1

ESVWhy do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
KJVWhy do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
NASBWhy are the nations restless And the peoples plotting in vain?
NIVWhy do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
NLTWhy are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans?

Acts 5:29

ESVBut Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
KJVThen Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
NASBBut Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
NIVPeter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!”
NLTBut Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.”

Daniel 7:27

ESVAnd the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; his kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.’
KJVAnd the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
NASBThen the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’
NIVThen the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
NLTThen the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will last forever, and all rulers will serve and obey him.”

Revelation 20:4

ESVThen I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
KJVAnd I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
NASBThen I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
NIVI saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
NLTThen I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Exodus 5:2

ESVBut Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.”
KJVAnd Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
NASBBut Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”
NIVPharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD and I will not let Israel go.”
NLT“Is that so?” retorted Pharaoh. “And who is the LORD? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don’t know the LORD, and I will not let Israel go.”

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