Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Let every soul be subject to offices of authority that rank higher, for there is no office of authority if not by God, and the offices of authority that are by God, are those that have been instituted.

New American Standard Bible

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.

International Standard Version

Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God,

American Standard Version

Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

Amplified

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God.

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities. For there is no authority but from God: the authorities that are, have been appointed by God.

Bible in Basic English

Let everyone put himself under the authority of the higher powers, because there is no power which is not of God, and all powers are ordered by God.

Common New Testament

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Be every one of you subject to the ruling powers. for every ruler holds of God: the rulers in being are constituted by God.

Darby Translation

Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above him. For there is no authority except from God; and those that exist are set up by God.

Godbey New Testament

Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities. For there is no authority except that which is from God; and the existing authorities have been ordained of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

Everyone must obey the authorities that are over him, for no authority can exist without the permission of God; the existing authorities have been established by him,

John Wesley New Testament

Let every soul be subject to the supreme powers, for there is no power but from God; the powers that be, are appointed by God.

Julia Smith Translation

Let every soul be placed under the protecting powers. For there is no power except from God: and the powers being, were ordered by God.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for [there] is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God.

Modern King James verseion

Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities. For there is no authority but of God; the authorities that exist are ordained by God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let every soul submit himself unto the authority of the higher powers. For there is no power, but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Every subject must obey the government-authorities, for no authority exists apart from God; the existing authorities have been constituted by God.

Montgomery New Testament

Every one should be in the higher authorities; for there is no authority apart from God. The authorities that now exist have been appointed by God.

NET Bible

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God's appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.

New Heart English Bible

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God.

Noyes New Testament

Let every one submit to the authorities that are over him; for there is no authority which is not from God: and the authorities which exist have been ordained by God.

Sawyer New Testament

Let every soul be subject to the superior powers. For there is no power except from God, and the [powers] which exist have been ordained by God.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, every soul, unto protecting authorities be in subjection; for there is no authority save by God, and, they that are in being, have by God been arranged, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

LET every soul be subject to the superior powers: for there is no power but from God; the existing powers are appointed by God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let every one obey the supreme Authorities. For no Authority exists except by the will of God, and the existing Authorities have been appointed by God.

Webster

Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but from God: the powers that are, are ordained by God.

Weymouth New Testament

Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him.

Williams New Testament

Everybody must obey the civil authorities that are over him, for no authority exists except by God's permission; the existing authorities have been established by Him,

World English Bible

Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.

Worrell New Testament

Let every soul be in subjection to the authorities that are over him; for there is no authority, except from God; and the authorities that are have been appointed by God.

Worsley New Testament

Let every soul be subject to the powers that are over them: for there is no such power but from God: the powers that are over men, are appointed by God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,

Interlinear

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

the higher
ὑπερέχω 
Huperecho 
Usage: 5

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

there is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

but
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
ὑπό 
Hupo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 490
Usage: 188

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

the powers
ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

that be
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

τάσσω 
Tasso 
Usage: 7

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Context Readings

Obedience To The Governing Authorities

1 Let every soul be subject to offices of authority that rank higher, for there is no office of authority if not by God, and the offices of authority that are by God, are those that have been instituted. 2 So that he who resists the office of authority has opposed the ordinance of God, and those who have opposed will receive condemnation to themselves.


Cross References

Titus 3:1

Remind them to be submissive to principle offices and positions of authority, to be obedient, to be prepared for every good work,

Daniel 2:21

And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings, and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding.

John 19:11

Jesus answered him, Thou would have no authority against me, unless it were given thee from above. Because of this he who delivered me to thee has greater sin.

Deuteronomy 17:12

And the man who does presumptuously, in not hearkening to the priest who stands to minister there before LORD thy God, or to the judge, even that man shall die, and thou shall put away the evil from Israel.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust, he lifts up the needy from the dunghill, to make them sit with rulers, and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are LORD's, and he has set the world upon them.

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

However LORD, the God of Israel, chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For he has chosen Judah to be ruler, and in the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father he

Psalm 62:11

God has spoken once, twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.

Jeremiah 27:5-8

I have made the earth, the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and I give it to whom it seems right to me.

Daniel 4:32

And thou shall be driven from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. Thou shall be made to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of me

Daniel 5:18-23

O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and greatness and glory and majesty.

Matthew 6:13

And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, because from thee is the kingdom and the power and the glory into the ages. Truly.

Ephesians 5:21

submitting yourselves to each other in the fear of Christ.

1 Peter 2:13-17

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

2 Peter 2:10-11

And especially those going rear of flesh in a degenerate lust, and who despise lordship. Reckless, self-willed men, they do not tremble when speaking evil of dignities.

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless in the same way also these men who dream, indeed defile flesh, and reject lordship, and speak evil of dignities.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and washed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 17:14

These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with him are the called and chosen and faithful.

Revelation 19:16

And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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