PAUL TO THE ROMANS
13:1 Let every soul be subject to the superior
authorities, for there is no authority except under God. Now those which are, have been
set under God, 2 so that he who is resisting an authority has withstood
Gods mandate. Now those who have withstood, will be getting judgment for themselves,
3 for magistrates are not a fear to the good act, but to the evil. Now you do not want to
be fearing the authority. Do good, and you will be having applause from it. 4
For it is Gods servant for your good. Now if you should be doing evil, fear, for not
feignedly is it wearing the sword. For it is Gods servant, an avenger for
indignation to him who is committing evil. 5 Wherefore it is necessary to
be subject, not only because of indignation, but also because of conscience.
6 For therefore you are
settling taxes also, for they are Gods ministers, perpetuated for this self-same
thing. 7 Render to all their dues, to whom tax, tax, to whom tribute,
tribute, to whom fear, fear, to whom honor, honor.
8 To no one owe anything,
except to be loving one another, for he who is loving another has fulfilled law. 9
For this: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder,
you shall not steal, you shall not testify falsely, you
shall not covet, and if there is any other precept, it is summed up in this saying,
in this: You shall love your associate as yourself. 10 Love
is not working evil to an associate. The complement, then, of law, is love.
11 This, also, do, being aware
of the era, that it is already the hour for us to be roused out of sleep, for now is our
salvation nearer than when we believe. 12 The night progresses, yet the
day is near. We, then, should be putting off the acts of darkness, yet should be putting
on the implements of light. 13 As in the day, respectably, should we be
walking, not in revelries and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife
and jealousy, 14 but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and be making no
provision for the lusts of the flesh.
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