Romanos 13:1-7 SEV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Toda alma se someta a las potestades superiores; porque no hay potestad sino de Dios; y las que son, de Dios son ordenadas. 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 Así que, el que se opone a la potestad, a la ordenación de Dios resiste; y los que resisten, ellos mismos ganan condenación para sí. 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 Porque los magistrados no son para temor al que bien hace, sino al malo. ¿Quieres pues no temer la potestad? Haz lo bueno, y tendrás alabanza de ella; 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 porque es ministro de Dios para tu bien. Mas si hicieres lo malo, teme; porque no sin causa trae el cuchillo; porque es ministro de Dios, vengador para castigo al que hace lo malo. 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 Por lo cual es necesario que le estéis sujetos, no solamente por el castigo, mas aun por la conciencia. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
6 Porque por esto le pagáis también los tributos; porque son ministros de Dios que sirven a esto mismo. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
7 Pagad a todos lo que debéis; al que tributo, tributo; al que impuesto, impuesto; al que temor, temor; al que honra, honra. 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.