1 Peter 2:13-17 WBT

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
14 Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honor all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.