King James Bible:
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are
ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth
the ordinance of
God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou
then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt
have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that
which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he
is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that
5 Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath,
but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute
custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour