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Romans 13

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

Romans 13:1 Let euery soule submyt hym selfe vnto the auctoryte of the hyer powers. For there is no power but of God. Romans 13:2 The powers that be, are ordeyned of God. Whosoeuer therfore resysteth power, resysteth the ordinaunce of God. But they that resyst, shall receaue to them selfe damnacyon. Romans 13:3 For rulers are not fearfull to them that do good, but to them that do euyll. Wylt thou be without feare of the power? Do well then: and so shalt thou he praysed of the same. Romans 13:4 For he is the mynyster of God, for thy welth. But and yf thou do that which is, euyll, then feare: for he beareth not the sweard for nought: for he is þe mynister of God, to take vengeaunce on hym that doth euyll. Romans 13:5 Wherfore, ye must nedes obeye, not onely for feare of vengeaunce: but also because of conscience. Romans 13:6 And euen for this cause paye ye tribute. For they are Goddes mynysters, seruinge for the same purpose. Romans 13:7 Geue to euery man therfore hys duetye: tribute to whom tribute belongeth: custome, to whom custome is due: feare, to whom feare belongeth: honoure, to whom honoure pertayneth.

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:8 O we nothynge to eny man: but thys, that ye loue one another. For he that loueth another hath fulfylled the lawe. Romans 13:9 For these commaundementes. Thou shalt not commytt aduoutry: thou shalt not kyll: thou shalt not steale: thou shalt not beare false wytnes: thou shalt not lust, and so forth (yf there be eny other commaundement) it is all comprehended in thys sayinge, Namely: Loue thyne neyghbour as thy selfe. Romans 13:10 Loue hurteth not his neyghbour. Therfore is loue the fulfyllinge of the lawe.

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

Romans 13:11 This also, we knowe the season howe that it is tyme that we shulde now awake out of slepe. For now is oure saluacyon nearer, then when we beleued. Romans 13:12 The nyght is passed, þe daye is come nye. Let vs therfore cast awaye the dedes of darcknes, and let vs put on the Armoure of lyght. Romans 13:13 Let vs walke honestly as it were in þe daye lyght: not in eatynge & drynckynge, nether in chamburyng and wantannes, nether in stryfe & enuyinge: Romans 13:14 but put ye on the Lorde Iesus Chryst. And make not prouisyon for the fleshe, to fulfyll the lustes of it.

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