Romans 13 ©
Subjection to magistrates enforced. We must render to all their dues: only love is a debt we must always owe, and virtually containeth the whole law. Rioting, drunkenness, and other works of darkness, must be put away, as much out of season under the gospel.
For he is dthe minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
For for this cause pay ye ftribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
For this, lThou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, mThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
qThe night is far spent, rthe day is at hand: let us therefore scast off the works of darkness, and let us put on tthe armour of ulight.
vLet us walk 2honestly, as in the day; wnot in rioting and drunkenness, xnot in *chambering and wantonness, ynot in strife and envying.