1 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. 2 So he opposing the power, has resisted the arrangement of God: and they having resisted shall receive to themselves judgment. 3 For rulers are not the terror of good works, but of evil. And wilt thou not fear the power do good, and thou shalt have approbation of it: 4 For he is servant of God to thee for good. And if thou do evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword without order: for he is servant of God, avenging for anger to him doing evil. 5 Wherefore necessity to be placed under, not only for anger, but also for consciousness. 6 For this also pay ye taxes: for they are workmen of God, persevering in this same. 7 Therefore restore debts to all; to whom tribute, tribute; to whom recompense, recompense; to whom fear, fear; to whom honour, honour.
8 Owe ye nothing to none, except to love one another: for he loving another has completed the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Thou shalt not covet; and if any other command in this word it is summed up, in it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
11 And this, knowing the time, that already the hour ye should be awakened out of sleep: for now our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night has advanced, and the day has drawn near: therefore let us lay down the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. 13 As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in revelries and drunkenness, not in coition and licentiousness, not in strife and envy. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not consideration for the flesh, for the passions.