Government and Peace When there is righteous government, there is peace. Proverbs 29:2 ( KJV ) - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked bearth rule, the people mourn. 1 Peter 5:8 ( NWT ) - Keep your senses, be watchful. Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour [ someone ]. Revelation 12:12 ( NWT ) - ...Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.