- 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.
- So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God;
and they who [thus] resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.
- For rulers are not a terror to a good work, but to an evil [one].
Dost thou desire then not to be afraid of the authority?
practise [what is] good, and thou shalt have praise from it;
- for it is God's minister to thee for good.
But if thou practisest evil, fear;
for it bears not the sword in vain;
for it is God's minister, an avenger for wrath to him that does evil.
- Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.
- For on this account ye pay tribute also;
for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
- Render to all their dues: to whom tribute [is due], tribute;
to whom custom, custom;
to whom fear, fear;
to whom honour, honour.
- Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.
- For, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not lust;
and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
- Love works no ill to its neighbour;
love therefore [is the] whole law.
- This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that *we* should be aroused out of sleep;
for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
- The night is far spent, and the day is near;
let us cast away therefore the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
- As in the day, let us walk becomingly;
not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and lasciviousness, not in strife and emulation.
- But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to [fulfil its] lusts.