Parallel Verses

Amplified

Be submissive to every human institution and authority for the sake of the Lord, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

New American Standard Bible

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

King James Version

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Holman Bible

Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority

International Standard Version

For the Lord's sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the king as supreme,

A Conservative Version

Therefore because of the Lord, ye should submit to every human establishment, whether to a king as being supreme,

American Standard Version

Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

An Understandable Version

Submit yourselves to every authority set up by people for the Lord's sake. [Submit to] a king as the [highest] authority,

Anderson New Testament

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man, for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king, as supreme ruler,

Bible in Basic English

Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all,

Common New Testament

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the supreme authority,

Daniel Mace New Testament

and glorify God in the times of distress. be subject therefore, for the Lord's sake to every human establishment: whether it be to the king,

Darby Translation

Be in subjection therefore to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to the king as supreme,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Be subject, therefore, to every human establishment for the Lord's sake; whether to the king, as supreme;

Godbey New Testament

Submit to every human creature for the sake of the Lord: whether to the king as supereminent,

Goodspeed New Testament

Submit to all human authority, for the Master's sake; to the emperor, as supreme,

John Wesley New Testament

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be to the king as supreme, Or to governors,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, be subject to every human ordinance that is of the Lord, whether it be to a king or to a superior,

Julia Smith Translation

Be subjected to every creation proceeding from man on account of the Lord: whether to the king, as having superiority;

King James 2000

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Subject yourselves to every human authority for the sake of the Lord, whether to a king as having supreme authority,

Modern King James verseion

Then be in obedience to every ordinance of men, because of the Lord, whether to a king as supreme,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Submit yourselves unto all manner ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be unto the King as unto the chief head;

Moffatt New Testament

Submit for the Lord's sake to any human authority; submit to the emperor as supreme,

Montgomery New Testament

Submit yourselves, for the Lord's sake, to every human authority; whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,

NET Bible

Be subject to every human institution for the Lord's sake, whether to a king as supreme

New Heart English Bible

Subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Noyes New Testament

Submit yourselves therefore to every human institution for the Lords sake; whether to the king, as supreme;

Sawyer New Testament

Be subject therefore to every human government, for the Lord's sake, whether to the king, as superior,

The Emphasized Bible

Submit yourselves unto every human creation, for the Lord's sake, - whether unto a king, as one that protecteth,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be subject therefore to every human constitution for the Lord's sake; whether to a king as the supreme magistrate;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Submit to all human institutions for the Lord's sake, alike to the emperor as the supreme authority,

Webster

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Weymouth New Testament

Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,

Williams New Testament

For the Lord's sake submit to all human authority; to the emperor as supreme,

World English Bible

Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Worrell New Testament

Submit yourself to every human ordinance, for the Lord's sake; whether to a king as supreme;

Worsley New Testament

Be subject therefore to every human form of government, for the Lord's sake: whether it be to a king as supreme;

Youngs Literal Translation

Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

to every
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

κτίσις 
Ktisis 
Usage: 15

of man
ἀνθρώπινος 
Anthropinos 
man's, after the manner of man, of man, common to man, mankind 9
Usage: 7

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the Lord's sake
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

whether it be
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

to the king
βασιλεύς 
Basileus 
Usage: 99

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

References

Context Readings

A Call To Good Works

12 Conduct yourselves properly (honorably, righteously) among the Gentiles, so that, although they may slander you as evildoers, [yet] they may by witnessing your good deeds [come to] glorify God in the day of inspection [ when God shall look upon you wanderers as a pastor or shepherd looks over his flock]. 13 Be submissive to every human institution and authority for the sake of the Lord, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 Or to governors as sent by him to bring vengeance (punishment, justice) to those who do wrong and to encourage those who do good service.



Cross References

Titus 3:1

Remind people to be submissive to [their] magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be prepared and willing to do any upright and honorable work,

Proverbs 24:21

My son, [reverently] fear the Lord and the king, and do not associate with those who are given to change [of allegiance, and are revolutionary],

Jeremiah 29:7

And seek (inquire for, require, and request) the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of [the city in which you live] you will have welfare.

Matthew 22:21

They said, Caesar's. Then He said to them, Pay therefore to Caesar the things that are due to Caesar, and pay to God the things that are due to God.

Mark 12:17

Jesus said to them, Pay to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they stood marveling and greatly amazed at Him.

Luke 20:25

He said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.

Romans 13:1-7

Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men,

2 Peter 2:10

And particularly those who walk after the flesh and indulge in the lust of polluting passion and scorn and despise authority. Presumptuous [and] daring [self-willed and self-loving creatures]! They scoff at and revile dignitaries (glorious ones) without trembling,

Proverbs 17:11

An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a stern and pitiless messenger shall be sent against him.

Ephesians 5:21

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Jude 1:8-10

Nevertheless in like manner, these dreamers also corrupt the body, scorn and reject authority and government, and revile and libel and scoff at [heavenly] glories (the glorious ones).

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