Romans 13 New King James Version (NKJV) Submit to Government 13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. 1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. All rights reserved worldwide. Romans 13 - Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. Then do what is right and you will be commended. (I) 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a](J) and whatever other command there may be, are summed up(K) in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b](L) 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. 8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. 11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, ( A) for there is no authority except that which God has established. 1. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do … 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (T) 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ,(U) and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.[c](V). The authorities that exist have been established by God. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. (E) 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.(F). 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted,(C) and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Bible Gateway Romans 13 :: NIV. In contexts like this, the Greek word for, Learn More About New International Version. (D) 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. The authorities that exist have been established by God. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Love does no harm to a neighbor. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”, and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”. q The authorities that exist have been established by God. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13 New International Version (NIV) Submission to Governing Authorities 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? (B) The authorities that exist have been established by God. … ( B) The authorities that exist have been established by God. 13 1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. (E)Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G)and perfect will. Romans 13 New International Version (NIV) Submission to Governing Authorities 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. Romans 13 1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.