13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority:(A) whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,

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Honor Authority

13 Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power,

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Respecting People in Authority

13 For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state,

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13-17 Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.

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13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

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