Parallel Verses

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,

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;

Amplified

Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power,

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,

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 You should live such good lives before [unconverted] Gentiles, so that even though they accuse you of being evildoers, by seeing your good deeds, they will [be led to] honor God [for you] on the day He visits us again [i.e., to bring judgment]. 13 Submit yourselves to every authority set up by people for the Lord's sake. [Submit to] a king as the [highest] authority, 14 or to governors who are appointed by him to punish wrongdoers, and to commend those who do right.



Cross References

Titus 3:1

Remind the people [where you minister] to be in subjection to [civic] rulers, [governmental] authorities, to be obedient [to them], to be prepared for [doing] every good deed,

Titus 3:1

Remind the people [where you minister] to be in subjection to [civic] rulers, [governmental] authorities, to be obedient [to them], to be prepared for [doing] every good deed,

Titus 3:1

Remind the people [where you minister] to be in subjection to [civic] rulers, [governmental] authorities, to be obedient [to them], to be prepared for [doing] every good deed,

Matthew 22:21

They answered Him, "Caesar's." Then He replied, "Pay to Caesar whatever belongs to Caesar and pay to God whatever belongs to God."

Mark 12:17

Then Jesus replied to them, "Pay to Caesar whatever belongs to Caesar and pay to God whatever belongs to God." And they greatly marveled at Him.

Luke 20:25

He replied, "Then pay to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and pay to God the things that belong to God."

Romans 13:1-7

Every person must be submissive to the ruling authorities, for all authorities come from God. And the existence of authorities has been established by God.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

First of all, then, I urge you to offer [special] requests, prayers, intercessions [Note: "Intercessions" probably refers to praying on behalf of others], and thanksgivings for all people.

2 Peter 2:10

[This fate will come upon] those people especially who corrupt themselves with physical desires and despise being ruled by others. They are daring, self-willed, and are not afraid to speak against glorious beings [i.e., angels],

2 Peter 2:10

[This fate will come upon] those people especially who corrupt themselves with physical desires and despise being ruled by others. They are daring, self-willed, and are not afraid to speak against glorious beings [i.e., angels],

Ephesians 5:21

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Jude 1:8-10

In the same way, these people have dreams of committing physically corruptive practices; they reject authority over them [i.e., by both God and men], and speak against glorious [i.e., heavenly] beings.

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