kjv@Romans:13:1@ 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.
kjv@Romans:13:2@ Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
kjv@Romans:13:3@ 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 same:
kjv@Romans:13:4@ 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.
kjv@Romans:13:5@ Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
kjv@Romans:13:6@ For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
kjv@Romans:13:7@ Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
kjv@Romans:13:8@ Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.