Romans 13:1-7 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 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 whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 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 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; 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 it is God's servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. 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 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment 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. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
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. 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.