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Romans 13:5 NIV

5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

References for Romans 13:5

Study tools for Romans 13:5

  • 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.