Romans 13

1Subjection to magistrates enforced. 7We must render to all their dues: 8only love is a debt we must always owe, and virtually containeth the whole law. 11Rioting, drunkenness, and other works of darkness, must be put away, as much out of season under the gospel.

1 Let every soul 1be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are aordained of God.

2 1Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 1For 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:

4 For he is 1the 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 1Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

6 For for this cause pay ye 1tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 1Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom 2custom; 3fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

8 1Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; 2for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

9 For this, 1Thou 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, 2Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10 1Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 And that, knowing the time, that 1now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for 2now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 1The night is far spent, 2the day is at hand: let us therefore 3cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on 4the armour of 5light.

13 1Let us walk ahonestly, as in the day; 2not in rioting and drunkenness, 3not in chambering and wantonness, 4not in strife and envying.

14 But 1put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and 2make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.