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. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth bthe power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves dddamnation. 3 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: 4 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. 5 Wherefore hye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also ifor conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye ktribute also: for they are gGod’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 lRender therefore to all their dues: ktribute to whom tribute is due; mcustom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for nhe that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
See Acts 27:37.
See Acts 9:36.
See Eccles. 8:2.
1 Pet 2:19 (Gk.).
See Matt. 17:25.
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