Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Romans 13

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

Romans 13:1 Let, every soul, unto protecting authorities be in subjection; for there is no authority save by God, and, they that are in being, have by God been arranged,— Romans 13:2 So that, he who rangeth himself against the authority, against the arrangement of God opposeth himself, and, they who oppose, shall unto themselves a sentence of judgment receive. Romans 13:3 For, they who bear rule, are not a terror unto the good work but unto the evil. Wouldst thou not be afraid of the authority? That which is good, be thou doing, and thou shall have praise of the same; Romans 13:4 For, God's minister, is he unto thee for that which is good. But, if, that which is evil, thou be doing, be afraid! For, not in vain, the sword he beareth; for, God's minister, he is,—an avenger, unto anger, to him who practiseth what is evil. Romans 13:5 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection,—not only because of the anger, but also because of the conscience; Romans 13:6 For, because of this, are ye paying tribute also,—for, God's ministers of state, they are, unto this very thing, giving constant attendance. Romans 13:7 Render unto all their dues,—unto whom tribute, tribute, unto whom tax, tax, unto whom fear, fear, unto whom honour, honour.

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Romans 13:8 Nothing to any, be owing—save to be loving one another; for, he that loveth his neighbour, hath given to, law, its fulfillment. Romans 13:9 For, this—Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not commit murder, Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not covet, and if there is any different commandment, in this word, is summed up, [namely]—Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Romans 13:10 Love, unto one's neighbour, worketh not ill; Law's fullness, therefore, is, love.

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

Romans 13:11 And, this besides,—knowing the season—that it is an hour already for you out of sleep to be wakened; for, now, is our salvation nearer than when we believed: Romans 13:12 The night, is far spent and, the day, hath drawn near; let us, then, cast off the works of darkness, [and] let us put on the armour of light,— Romans 13:13 As in daytime, becomingly let us walk: not in revellings and in drunken bouts, not in chamberings and in wanton deeds, not in strife and envy;— Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and, for the flesh, take not forethought to fulfill its covetings.

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