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Romans 13 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Be Subject to Government

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:1 - Every [fn]person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except [fn]from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:2 - Therefore [fn]whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers are not a cause of fear for [fn]good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:5 - Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:6 - For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:7 - Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:8 - Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves [fn]his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:9 - For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:10 - Love [fn]does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:11 - Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now [fn]salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:12 - The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:13 - Let us [fn]behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:14 - But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
NASB Footnotes
Or, soul
Literally: by
Literally: he who
Literally: good work
Literally: the other
Literally: works no evil
Or, our salvation is nearer than when
Literally: walk
NASB

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