Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let every soul submit itself to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of 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,

Verse Picture

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 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, 2 so that whoever resists the authorities opposes what God has established, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.


Cross References

Titus 3:1

Remind believers to submit to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, and to be ready to do any honorable kind of work.

Daniel 2:21

It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

John 19:11

Jesus answered him, "You have no authority over me at all, except what was given to you from above. That's why the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."

Deuteronomy 17:12

If a man presumptuously disregards the priest who is serving the LORD your God there or the judge, that person must die so you will purge evil from Israel.

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

Nevertheless, the LORD God of Israel chose me from my entire ancestral household to be king over Israel forever, since he had chosen Judah as Commander-in-Chief. In my ancestor Judah's household, from my father's household, and from among my father's sons it pleased him to make me king over all of Israel.

Psalm 62:11

God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."

Proverbs 8:15-16

Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.

Jeremiah 27:5-8

"By my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth, mankind, and the animals that are on the face of the earth, and I give it to whomever I see fit.

Daniel 4:32

"The kingdom has been taken from you! You're to be driven away from people. You're to live with the wild animals of the field. You are to be made to eat grass like cattle, and seven years will pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.'"

Daniel 5:18-23

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Matthew 6:13

And never bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

Ephesians 5:21

and you will submit to one another out of reverence for the Messiah.

1 Peter 2:13-17

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

2 Peter 2:10-11

especially those who satisfy their flesh by indulging in its passions and who despise authority.

Jude 1:8

In a similar way, these dreamers also defile their flesh, reject the Lord's authority, and slander his glorious beings.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus the Messiah, the witness, the faithful one, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 17:14

They will wage war against the lamb, but the lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those who are called, chosen, and faithful are with him."

Revelation 19:16

On his robe that covers his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

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