Chapter 13Romans

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1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and those that be are ordained of God. 2 So that who resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of :God: and who withstand shall receive to themselves judgment. 3 For the rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. And wouldest thou not fear the power? do the good, and thou shalt have praise therefrom: 4 for he is God’s minister to thee for the good. But if thou do :evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is God’s minister, avenger for wrath to him that doeth :evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs submit, not only because of the wrath, but also for :conscience. 6 For for this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God’s service, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render to all their dues: :tribute to whom :tribute is due; :custom to whom :custom; :fear to whom :fear; :honor to whom :honor. 8 Owe no one anything, save to love one another: for who loveth the other hath fulfilled the law. 9 For :Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not †covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this :word, in the Thou shalt love thy :neighbor as thyself. 10 :Love worketh no ill to the neighbor: :love therefore is fulfillment of law. 11 And this, knowing the season, that already it is the hour for you to awake out of sleep: for now is our :salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of :darkness, and let us put on the armor of :light. 13 Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in chamberings and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision unto the lusts of the flesh.

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