THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Paul counsels: Be subject unto God’s ministers; keep the commandments; love one another; righteousness leads to salvation.
every soul abe
subject unto the higher bpowers
. For there is no cpower dbut
of God: the epowers
that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that aresist
shall receive to themselves bdamnation
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the apower
? do that which is bgood
, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is athe
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.
must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for aconscience
for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; ahonour
to whom honour.
no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that bloveth
another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit aadultery
, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not bsteal
, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not ccovet
; and if there be
any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy dneighbour
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is
the fulfilling of the blaw
And that, knowing the time, that now it is
to awake out of bsleep
: for now is
our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The night is far spent, the aday
is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of bdarkness
, and let us put on the carmour
ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil
the blusts thereof.