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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.

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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.

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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;

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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.

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Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.

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For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.

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Render to all their dues: to whom tribute is due, tribute; to whom custom, custom; to whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour.

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Owe no one anything, unless to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

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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.

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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.

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But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to fulfil its lusts.
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