1 Peter 2:13-17 NIV

Submission to Rulers and Masters

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority1 instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,

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14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong2 and to commend those who do right.3

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15 For it is God's will4 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.5

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      16 Live as free men,6 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;7 live as servants of God.8

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      17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,9 fear God, honor the king.10

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