Romans 131 Let every man be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority but from God: and those authorities that exist have been ordained by God. 2 Therefore, whoever resists the authorities, resists the ordinance of God: and those who resist shall bring condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror for those who do good works, but to those who do evil. Do you want to have no fear of the one in authority? do that which is good, and you shall have his praise: 4 For he is a minister of God for your good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God to execute wrath upon the one who does evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only to avoid wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For this reason you also pay taxes: for they are God's ministers, attending continually to this very service. 7 Therefore, give to all men what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; revenue to whom revenue; respect to whom respect; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he who loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet; and any other commandments, are summed up in this saying, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbour: therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 11 And besides that, you know the hour, that it is now high time to awaken from sleep: for now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far gone, the day is at hand: therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us conduct ourselves properly, as in the day; not in carousing and drunkenness, not in debauchery and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its lusts.
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