Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, leave not your post; for yielding pacifies great offences.
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.
My son, fear the LORD and the king: and associate not with them that are given to change:
I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that for the sake of your oath to God.
They said 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.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
And the man that will act presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel.
Put me in remembrance: let us contend together: state your case, that you may be proved right.
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city be laid waste?
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor 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 unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
That you might walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing 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 honesty.
If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, which you have attained.
Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
Therefore I remind you that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands.
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own, zealous of good works.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I desire that you affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
And let our own also learn to maintain good works for urgent needs, that they not be unfruitful.
Make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Therefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and are established in the present truth.
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: