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Romans 13 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

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Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

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For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

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For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

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Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

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For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing.

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Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

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Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

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For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,”[fn] “You shall not covet,”[fn] and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[fn]

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And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

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But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
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NU-Text omits “You shall not bear false witness.”
Exodus 20:13–15, 17; Deuteronomy 5:17–19, 21
Leviticus 19:18

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