Romans 13:1-7 NRS

1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval;
4 for it is God's servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority a does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer.

References for Romans 13:4

      5 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience.
      6 For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, busy with this very thing.
      7 Pay to all what is due them—taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.