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Romans 13

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

Romans 13:1 Let euery soule be subiect vnto the higher powers: for there is no power but of God: and 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 condemnation. Romans 13:3 For Magistrates are not to be feared for good workes, but for euill. Wilt thou then bee without feare of the power? doe well: so shalt thou haue praise of the same. Romans 13:4 For he is ye minister of God for thy wealth, but if thou do euill, feare: for he beareth not the sworde for nought: for he is the minister of God to take vengeance on him that doeth euill. Romans 13:5 Wherefore ye must bee subiect, not because of wrath only, but also for conscience sake. Romans 13:6 For, for this cause ye pay also tribute: for they are Gods ministers, applying themselues for the same thing. Romans 13:7 Giue to all men therefore their duetie: tribute, to whome yee owe tribute: custome, to whom custome: feare, to whome feare: honour, to whom ye owe honour.

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to any man, but to loue one another: for he that loueth another, hath fulfilled the Lawe. Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adulterie, Thou shalt not kil, Thou shalt not steale, Thou shalt not beare false witnes, Thou shalt not couet: and if there be any other commaundement, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, euen in this, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Romans 13:10 Loue doeth not euill to his neighbour: therefore is loue the fulfilling of the Lawe.

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

Romans 13:11 And that, considering the season, that it is now time that we should arise fro sleepe: for now is our saluation neerer, then when we beleeued it. Romans 13:12 The night is past, and the day is at hande, let vs therefore cast away the workes of darkenesse, and let vs put on the armour of light, Romans 13:13 So that wee walke honestly, as in the day: not in gluttonie, and drunkennesse, neither in chambering and wantonnes, nor in strife and enuying. Romans 13:14 But put yee on the Lorde Iesvs Christ, and take no thought for the flesh, to fulfill the lustes of it.

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