Every 1person is to be in 2subjection to the governing authorities. For 3there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
References for Romans 13:1
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
References for Romans 13:2
For 4rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
References for Romans 13:3
for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an 5avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
References for Romans 13:4
Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also 6for conscience' sake.
References for Romans 13:5
For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
7Render to all what is due them: 8tax to whom tax is due; 9custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
References for Romans 13:7