Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority1 instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong2 and to commend those who do right.315
For it is God's will4 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.516
Live as free men,6 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;7 live as servants of God.817
Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,9 fear God, honor the king.1018
Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,11 not only to those who are good and considerate,12 but also to those who are harsh.