For the sake of the Lord submit yourselves to every human authority: to the Emperor, who is the supreme authority,
and to the governors, who have been appointed by him to punish the evildoers and to praise those who do good.
For God wants you to silence the ignorant talk of foolish people by the good things you do.
Live as free people; do not, however, use your freedom to cover up any evil, but live as God's slaves.
Respect everyone, love other believers, honor God, and respect the Emperor.