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Romans 13 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God. 1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2 Therefore, he that resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist purchase to themselves damnation. 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For princes are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good: and thou shalt have praise from the same. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
4 For he is God’s minister to thee, for good. But if thou do that which is evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is God’s minister: an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. 4 For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
5 Wherefore be subject of necessity: not only for wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
6 For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour. 7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another. For he that loveth his neighbour hath fulfilled the law. 8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
9 For: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not covet. And if there be any other commandment, it is comprised in this word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 9 The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
10 The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law. 10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
11 And that, knowing the season, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. 11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
12 The night is passed And the day is at hand. Let us, therefore cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ: and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.