For the sake of the Lord submit to every human institution. Do this whether it means submitting to the emperor as supreme ruler,
or to governors as those sent by the emperor. They are sent to punish those doing evil and to praise those doing good.
Submit to them because it's God's will that by doing good you will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
Do this as God's slaves, and yet also as free people, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil.
Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor.