Bishops' Bible

Romans 13

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

Romans 13:1 Let euery soule be subiect vnto the hyer powers: For there is no power but of god. The powers that be, are ordeyned of God. Romans 13:2 Whosoeuer therfore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinaunce of God: And they that resist, shall receaue to the selues dampnation. Romans 13:3 For rulers are not fearefull to good workes, but to the euyll. Wylt thou not feare the power? Do well, and thou shalt haue prayse of the same. Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God for thy wealth. But yf thou do euyll, feare: For he beareth not the sworde in vayne, for he is the minister of God, reuenger of wrath on hym that doth euyll. Romans 13:5 Wherfore, ye must needes be subiect, not only for feare of punishment: but also because of conscience. Romans 13:6 And for this cause pay ye tribute. For they are Gods ministers, seruyng for the same purpose. Romans 13:7 Geue to euery man therfore his dutie, tribute to whom tribute, custome to whom custome, feare to whom feare, honour to whom honour [belongeth.]

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:8 Owe nothyng to no man, but to loue one another: (For he that loueth another, hath fulfylled the lawe. Romans 13:9 For this: Thou shalt not commit adultrie, thou shalt not kyll, thou shalt not steale, thou shalt not beare false witnesse, thou shalt not lust: and yf there be any other commaundement, it is comprehended in this saying: Namelye, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Romans 13:10 Charitie worketh no yll to his neyghbour, therfore the fulfyllyng of the lawe is charitie.)

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

Romans 13:11 And chiefely consideryng the season, howe that it is tyme that we shoulde nowe awake out of slepe: For nowe is our saluation nearer, then when we beleued. Romans 13:12 The nyght is passed, the day is come nye. Let vs therfore caste away the deedes of darknesse, & let vs put on the armour of lyght. Romans 13:13 Let vs walke honestly as in the day, not in riotyng & dronkennesse, neither in chaumberyng & wantonnesse, neither in strife and enuying. Romans 13:14 But put ye on ye Lorde Iesus Christe. And make not prouision for the fleshe, to the lustes [therof.]

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