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Want to know what the Bible says about Democracy? Here are 27 Bible verses about Democracy from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Judges 21:25 NIV
In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.
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Proverbs 4:27 NIV
Do not turn to the right or the left;
    keep your foot from evil.
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Acts 5:29 NIV
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
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Deuteronomy 1:13 NIV
Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.”
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Judges 8:23 NIV
But Gideon told them, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you.”
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1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
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Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    but the heart of the fool to the left.
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1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
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1 Kings 9:5 NIV
I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’
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Isaiah 30:21 NIV
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
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Isaiah 2:22 NIV
Stop trusting in mere humans,
    who have but a breath in their nostrils.
    Why hold them in esteem?
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John 19:11 NIV
Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
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Titus 3:1 NIV
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
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Romans 8:38-39 NIV
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Daniel 2:21 NIV
He changes times and seasons;
    he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.
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2 Chronicles 36:1 NIV
And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father.
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Proverbs 14:15 NIV
The simple believe anything,
    but the prudent give thought to their steps.
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Proverbs 8:15 NIV
By me kings reign
    and rulers issue decrees that are just;
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Proverbs 21:1 NIV
In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water
    that he channels toward all who please him.
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Matthew 28:18 NIV
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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