Romans 13:1-6 KJV

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordaineda of God.

References for Romans 13:1

    • • 13:1 - ordained: or, ordered
      2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
      3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
      4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
      5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject , not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
      6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.