1611 King James Bible

Romans 13

Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates.

Romans 13:1 Let euery soule bee subiect vnto the higher powers: For there is no power but of God. The powers that be, are ordeined of God. Romans 13:2 Whosoeuer therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall receiue to themselues damnation. Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terrour to good works, but to the euill. Wilt thou then not bee afraide of the power? doe that which is good, and thou shalt haue praise of the same. Romans 13:4 For hee is the minister of God to thee for good: but if thou do that which is euill, be afraid: for he beareth not the sword in vaine: for he is the minister of God, a reuenger [to execute] wrath vpon him that doeth euill. Romans 13:5 Wherfore ye must needs be subiect, not onely for wrath, but also for conscience sake. Romans 13:6 For, for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are Gods ministers, attending continually vpon this very thing. Romans 13:7 Render therfore to all their dues, tribute to whom tribute [is due], custome to whome custome, feare to whome feare, honour to whom honour.

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to loue one another: for hee that loueth another hath fulfilled the Law. Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adulterie, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steale, Thou shalt not beare false witnesse, Thou shalt not couet: and if there be any other commandement, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Romans 13:10 Loue worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore loue is the fulfilling of the Law.

Gluttony and drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are out of season in the time of the Gospel.

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleepe: for now is our saluation neerer then when we beleeued. Romans 13:12 The night is farre spent, the day is at hand: let vs therefore cast off the workes of darkenesse, and let vs put on the armour of light. Romans 13:13 Let vs walke honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkennesse, not in chambring and wantonnes, not in strife and enuying. Romans 13:14 But put yee on the Lord Iesus Christ, and make not prouision for the flesh, to [fulfill] the lusts [thereof].

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