1 Peter 2:13-17 NIV

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

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

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15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

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      16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

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      17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

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