Let everysoul be subject unto the higherpowers.For there isnopowerbutofGod : the powers that beareordainedaofGod.2
Whosoever thereforeresisteth the power,resisteth the ordinance of God:and they that resist shall receive to themselvesdamnation.3Forrulersarenot a terror to goodworks,but to the evil. Wilt thouthennot be afraid of the power?do that which is good,and thou shalt havepraiseof the same:4For he is the minister of God to theeforgood.Butif thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he bearethnot the sword in vain:for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrathupon him that doethevil.5Wherefore ye must needs be subject , notonlyforwrath,butalso for consciencesake.6Forforthiscause pay yetributealso:for they areGod'sministers, attending continuallyuponthis very thing.7Rendertherefore to all their dues:tribute to whomtribute is due; custom to whomcustom;fear to whomfear;honour to whomhonour.8Owe no man any thing,but to love one another:for he that lovethanother hath fulfilled the law.9For this, Thou shaltnot commit adultery , Thou shaltnotkill , Thou shaltnotsteal , Thou shaltnot bear false witness , Thou shaltnotcovet ; and if there be anyothercommandment, it is briefly comprehendedinthissaying,namely, Thou shalt lovethyneighbourasthyself.10Loveworkethnoill to his neighbour:thereforelove is the fulfilling of the law.11Andthat,knowing the time,thatnow it is high time to awake out ofsleep:fornow is oursalvationnearerthanwhen we believed .
The night is far spent , the day is at hand : let ustherefore cast off the works of darkness,and let us put on the armour of light.13
Let us walkhonestly,basin the day;not in riotinganddrunkenness,not in chamberingandwantonness,not in strifeandenvying.14But put ye on the LordJesusChrist,andmakenotprovisionfor the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.