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Romans 13

13 Let every asoul bbe subject unto the higher powers. For cthere is no power but of God: the powers that be are ||dordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth bthe power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves dddamnation. For rulers are not a terror to egood works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and fthou shalt have praise of the same: For he is gthe minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is gthe minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore hye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also ifor conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye ktribute also: for they are gGod’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. lRender therefore to all their dues: ktribute to whom tribute is due; mcustom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for nhe that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, oThou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, opThou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, qThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore nrlove is the fulfilling of the law.

11 And that, knowing sthe time, sthat now it is high time tto awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when uwe believed. 12 The night is far spent, vthe day is at hand: let us therefore cast off wthe works of darkness, and xlet us put on ythe armour of light. 13 zLet us walk ||honestly, as in the day; not in arioting and bdrunkenness, not in cchambering and dwantonness, not in estrife and envying. 14 But fput ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, gto fulfil the lusts thereof.

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