Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates.
Romans 13:1 Let euery soule submit him selfe vnto the authoritie of the hygher powers. For there is no power but of God. Romans 13:2 The powers that be are ordeyned of God. Whosoeuer therfore resisteth power, resisteth the ordinaunce of GOD. And they that resiste, shall receyue to them selfe damnacyon. Romans 13:3 For rulars are not to be feared for good workes, but for euyll. Wylte thou be wyth oute feare of the power? Do well then: and so shalte thou be praysed of the same. Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of GOD, for thy welth. But and yf thou do euyll, then feare: for he beareth not a swearde for noughte, but is the minister of God, to take vengeaunce on them that do euyll. Romans 13:5 Wherfore ye muste nedes obeye, not for feare of vengeaunce onelye, but also because of conscience. Romans 13:6 And euen for thys cause paye ye trybute. For they are Goddes ministers, seruynge for the same purpose. Romans 13:7 Geue to euerye man therfore hys dutye: Tribute to whom trybute belongeth: Custome to whom custome is due: feare to whome feare belongeth: Honoure to whom honoure pertayneth.
Love is the fulfilling of the Law.
Romans 13:8 Owe nothynge to anye man: but to loue one another. For he that loueth another, fulfylleth the lawe. Romans 13:9 For these commaundementes Thou shalte not commyt aduoutrye: Thou shalte not kyll: Thou shalt not steale: Thou shalte not beare false wytnesse: Thou shalte not desyre: and so forth (yf there be anye other commaundente) they are all comprehended in thys saiynge: Loue thyne neyghboure as thy selfe. Romans 13:10 Loue hurteth not hys neyghbour. Therfore is loue the fulfyllynge of the lawe.
Gluttony and drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are out of season in the time of the Gospel.
Romans 13:11 Thys also we knowe, I meane the season, howe that it is tyme, that we should now awake oute of slepe. For nowe is oure saluacyon nearer, then when we beleued. Romans 13:12 The night is passed, and the day is come ny. Let vs therfore caste awaye the dedes of darcknes, & let vs put on the Armoure of lyghte. Romans 13:13 Let vs walke honestlye as it were in the daye lyght: not in eatynge and drynkynge: neyther in chamburynge and wantonnes, neyther in stryfe & enuiynge: Romans 13:14 but put ye on the Lorde Iesus Christ. And make not prouysyon for the fleshe, to fulfyll the lustes of it.