Every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and those things that be of God, be ordained.
Therefore he that against-standeth power, against-standeth the ordinance of God; and they that against-stand, get to themselves damnation.
For princes be not to the dread of good work, but of evil. But wilt thou, that thou dread not power? Do thou good thing, and thou shalt have praising of it [Soothly wilt thou not dread power? Do good, and thou shalt have praising of it];
for he is the minister of God to thee into good. But if thou doest evil, dread thou [Soothly, if thou doest evil, dread]; for not without cause he beareth the sword, for he is the minister of God, venger into wrath to him that doeth evil.
And therefore by need be ye subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience.
For therefore [and] ye give tributes, they be the ministers of God, and serve for this same thing [for this same thing serving].