Jehovah God is the Sovereign of the universe ("sovereign
of the world,"
Ps 47:9, Mo) by reason of his
Creatorship, his Godship, and his supremacy as the
Almighty. (Ge 17:1;
Re 16:14) He is the Owner of
all things and the Source of all authority and power,
the Supreme Ruler in government. (Ps 24:1;
11:15) The psalmist sang of him: "Jehovah
himself has firmly established his throne in the very
heavens; and over everything his own kingship has held
domination." (Ps 103:19;
145:13) Jesus’ disciples
prayed, addressing God: "Sovereign Lord, you are the One
who made the heaven and the earth." (Ac 4:24, NW;
Mo) To the nation of Israel, God himself
constituted all three branches of government, the
judicial, the legislative, and the executive. The
prophet Isaiah said: "Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is
our Statute-giver, Jehovah is our King; he himself will
save us." (Isa 33:22) Moses gives a notable description
of God as Sovereign at
In his sovereign position Jehovah has
the right and authority to delegate ruling
responsibilities. David was made king of Israel, and the
Scriptures speak of ‘the kingdom of David’ as though it
was his kingdom. But David acknowledged Jehovah
as the great Sovereign Ruler, saying: "Yours, O Jehovah,
are the greatness and the mightiness and the beauty and
the excellency and the dignity; for everything in the
heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom,
O Jehovah, the One also lifting yourself up as head over
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47:9) The nobles of the peoples themselves have
gathered together, [With] the people of the God of Abraham. For
to God the shields of the earth belong. He is very high in his
17:1) When A´bram got to be ninety-nine years old,
then Jehovah appeared to A´bram and said to him: "I am God
Almighty. Walk before me and prove yourself faultless.
6:3) And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make
myself known to them.
16:14) They are, in fact, expressions inspired by
demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the
entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of
the great day of God the Almighty.
24:1) To Jehovah belong the earth and that which
fills it, The productive land and those dwelling in it.
40:21-23) Do YOU people not know? Do YOU not hear?
Has it not been told to YOU from the outset? Have YOU not
applied understanding from the foundations of the earth?
22 There is One who is dwelling above the circle of
the earth, the dwellers in which are as grasshoppers, the One
who is stretching out the heavens just as a fine gauze, who
spreads them out like a tent in which to dwell, 23 the
One who is reducing high officials to nothing, who has made the
very judges of the earth as a mere unreality.
4:11) "You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to
receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you
created all things, and because of your will they existed and
11:15) And the seventh angel blew his trumpet. And
loud voices occurred in heaven, saying: "The kingdom of the
world did become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and
he will rule as king forever and ever."
103:19) Jehovah himself has firmly established his
throne in the very heavens; And over everything his own kingship
has held domination.
145:13) Your kingship is a kingship for all times
indefinite, And your dominion is throughout all successive
4:24) Upon hearing this they with one accord raised
their voices to God and said: "Sovereign Lord, you are the One
who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things
33:22) For Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah is our
Statute-giver, Jehovah is our King; he himself will save us.
10:17) For Jehovah YOUR God is the God of gods and
the Lord of lords, the God great, mighty and fear-inspiring, who
treats none with partiality nor accepts a bribe,
29:11) Yours, O Jehovah, are the greatness and the
mightiness and the beauty and the excellency and the dignity;
for everything in the heavens and in the earth is [yours]. Yours
is the kingdom, O Jehovah, the One also lifting yourself up as
head over all.