Let every person p be subject to the governing authorities. For q there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
1 Peter 2:13
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme.
Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.