Also called: Ability, Authority, Influence, Strength
Authority and influence, as well as strength or ability.

Top Bible Verses about Power

Deuteronomy 8:17–18

Deuteronomy 8:17–18

And you may think in your heart, ‘My strength and the might of my hand acquired this wealth for me.’ But you must remember Yahweh your God, for he is the one giving you strength to acquire wealth in order to confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors as it is today. Read Deuteronomy 8:17–18

Ecclesiastes 4:1

I looked again, and I saw all the oppression that occurs under the sun. I saw the tears of the oppressed— no one comforts them! Those who oppress them are powerful— no one can comfort them! Read Ecclesiastes 4:1
Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:29–31

He gives power to the weary, and he increases power for the powerless. Even young people will be faint and grow weary, and the young will stumble, exhausted. But those who wait for Yahweh shall renew their strength. They shall go up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not be faint. Read Isaiah 40:29–31

John 19:10–11

So Pilate said to him, “Will you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you, and I have authority to crucify you?” Jesus replied to him, “You would not have any authority over me unless it was given to you from above. For this reason the one who handed me over to you has greater sin.” Read John 19:10–11

Revelation 13:1–2

And I saw coming up out of the sea a beast that had ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns ten royal headbands, and on its heads a blasphemous name. And the beast that I saw was similar to a leopard, and its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority. Read Revelation 13:1–2

Famous Christian Quotes About Power, Ability, Authority, Influence, Strength

War Is Not for Displaying Power

All actions no way conducive to obtain a contested right, or to bring the war to a termination, but calculated merely to display the strength of either side are totally repugnant to the duties of a Christian and to the principles of humanity. So that it behooves Christian princes to prohibit all unnecessary effusion of blood, as they must render an account of their sovereign commission to him by whose authority, and in whose stead, they bear the sword.

Hugo Grotius

Starting a War to Exercise Tyranny

There are those who for no other cause stir up war but to the intent they may by that means more easily exercise tyranny on their subjects. For in the time of peace, the authority of the council, the dignity of the rulers, the vigor and strength of the laws, do somewhat hinder, that a prince cannot do all that he wants; but as soon as war is once begun, now all the handling of matters rests in the pleasure of a few persons.

Desiderius Erasmus

“A Good Deal of Light”

God has called us to shine.… Let no man or woman say that they cannot shine because they have not so much influence as some others may have. What God wants you to do is to use the influence you have.… Remember, a small light will do a good deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow candle in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light.

Dwight L. Moody
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