Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work.
If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against thee, do not leave thy place; for meekness pacifies great sins.
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.
My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not meddle with those that are given to change,
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then said he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's.
Therefore, be subject to every human ordinance that is of the Lord, whether it be to a king or to a superior,
And the man that will act presumptuously and will not hearken unto the priest that stands to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die; and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
Cause me to remember; let us enter into judgment together; declare, thou, that it may be put to thy account.
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon and live: why should this city be laid waste?
saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have sat down in Moses' seat;
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.
being filled with fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
that ye might walk worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in everything, being fruitful in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God,
for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity.
If thou put these things before the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, unto which thou hast attained.
having a good testimony of good works, if she has brought up well her children, if she has exercised hospitality, if she has washed the feet of the saints, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
Therefore I admonish thee that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a people of his own, zealous of good works.
The Word is faithful, and I desire that thou affirm this constantly, that those who have believed God might be careful to conduct themselves in good works. This is good and profitable unto men.
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.
make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for the ages of the ages. Amen.
For this reason, I will not leave off reminding you always of these things, although ye know them and are established in the present truth.
Beloved, I now write unto you this second epistle, in which I alert with exhortation your pure understanding,