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Romans 13:1

Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

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Romans 13:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Romans 13:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Romans 13:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Romans 13:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

Romans 13:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

Romans 13:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

All of you must yield to the government rulers. No one rules unless God has given him the power to rule, and no one rules now without that power from God.

Romans 13:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above him. For there is no authority except from God; and those that exist are set up by God.

Romans 13:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Every person should obey the government in power. No government would exist if it hadn’t been established by God. The governments which exist have been put in place by God.

Romans 13:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.

Romans 13:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.

Romans 13:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God.

Romans 13:1 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

All of you must be willing to obey completely those who rule over you. There are no authorities except the ones God has chosen. Those who now rule have been chosen by God.

Romans 13:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.