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Want to know what the Bible says about police? Here are 59 Bible verses about police 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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Matthew 5:9 NIV
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
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Titus 3:1-2 NIV
3 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
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John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
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Joshua 1:9 NIV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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Luke 10:19 NIV
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
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Isaiah 6:8 NIV
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
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Luke 1:79 NIV
to shine on those living in darkness
    and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
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Proverbs 21:15 NIV
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
    but terror to evildoers.
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Isaiah 54:17 NIV
    no weapon forged against you will prevail,
    and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
    and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.
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2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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Proverbs 24:11 NIV
Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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Luke 11:21 NIV
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
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Isaiah 1:17 NIV
Learn to do right; seek justice.
    Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
    plead the case of the widow.
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Psalms 106:3-4 NIV
3 Blessed are those who act justly,
    who always do what is right.
4 Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
    come to my aid when you save them,
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2 Samuel 22:3-4 NIV
3     my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
    from violent people you save me.
4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and have been saved from my enemies.
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Judges 5:8 NIV
God chose new leaders
    when war came to the city gates,
but not a shield or spear was seen
    among forty thousand in Israel.
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Galatians 6:1 NIV
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
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Isaiah 49:25 NIV
But this is what the Lord says:
“Yes, captives will be taken from warriors,
    and plunder retrieved from the fierce;
I will contend with those who contend with you,
    and your children I will save.
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Psalms 17:9 NIV
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.
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