Romans 2:9; Romans 13:1; Romans 16:4

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God.
4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks , but also all the churches of the Gentiles.