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Romans 13:1 NIV

Submission to Governing Authorities

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

References for Romans 13:1

Study tools for Romans 13:1

  • a 13:9 - Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21
  • b 13:9 - Lev. 19:18
  • c 13:14 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.