Thematic Bible

Romans 13:1 (show verse)

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

Romans 13:2 (show verse)

so that he who opposes the ruler, disobeys the orders of God: and will be punished too for resisting, by those very powers.

Romans 13:3 (show verse)

rulers are not a terror to virtue, but to vice. would you then live without any dread of the civil power? do what is right, and you shall have his commendation.

Romans 13:4 (show verse)

for his administration is appointed by God for your good. but if you do wrong, you have reason to be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: he being the minister of God, to execute punishment upon malefactors.

Romans 13:5 (show verse)

wherefore you ought to submit not only from an apprehension of punishment, but

Romans 13:6 (show verse)

from a principle of conscience. for this is the reason why you also pay tribute, because under God, they are continually

Romans 13:7 (show verse)

attending upon the publick administration. render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, reverence to whom reverence, honour to whom honour.

Romans 13:8 (show verse)

Owe no man any thing, but mutual love: for he that

Romans 13:9 (show verse)

loves others hath fulfilled the law. for this, "thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet;" and whatever social precept there be, it is reduced to this single head,

Romans 13:10 (show verse)

thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self." the benevolent never does wrong to his neighbour: therefore benevolence is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:11 (show verse)

Consider likewise the present season, that now it is high time to rouse out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12 (show verse)

the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore throw off the habits of darkness, and be invested with the ornaments of light.

Romans 13:13 (show verse)

let us behave with decency as in open view; not with rioting and drunkenness, not with lewdness and brutality, not with strife and envy.

Romans 13:14 (show verse)

but imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, and by no means indulge any sensual desires.