Romans - Chapter 13 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 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 same:
  • 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 {cf15I execute} wrath upon him that doeth evil.
  • 5. Wherefore {cf15I 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 God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
  • 7. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute {cf15I 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 {cf15I 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 {cf15I is} the fulfilling of the law.
  • 11. And that, knowing the time, that now {cf15I it is} high time to awake out of sleep: for now {cf15I 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 {cf15I fulfil} the lusts {cf15I thereof}.