Let every person p be subject to the governing authorities. For q there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you r will receive his approval,
for s he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, t an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.
Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also u for the sake of conscience.
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Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
1 Peter 2:13
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme.
Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
1 Peter 2:14
Or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
2 Chronicles 19:6
And said to the judges, "Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
That no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
1 Peter 2:19
For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
I say: Keep the king's command, because of God's oath to him.