Romans 13:3 NIV

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 you will be commended.

References for Romans 13:3

Study tools for Romans 13:3

  • 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.