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1 Let every soul be subject unto the
higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are
ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the
power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive
to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are
not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid
of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the
4 For he is the minister of God to
thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he
beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger
to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be
subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute
also: for they are Godís ministers, attending continually upon this very
7 Render therefore to all their
dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear
to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love
one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9 For this, Thou
shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be
any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10 Love worketh no ill to his
neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that
now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our
salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day
is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us
put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not
in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
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