Submission to the Authorities

13 Let every person (A)be subject to the governing authorities. For (B)there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

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35 (A)The king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in place of Joab, and the king put (B)Zadok the priest (C)in the place of Abiathar.

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But Festus, (A)wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar's (B)tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. 11 If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them. (C)I appeal to Caesar.”

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False Prophets and Teachers

But (A)false prophets also arose among the people, (B)just as there will be false teachers among you, who will (C)secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master (D)who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

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10 and especially (A)those who indulge[a] in the lust of defiling passion and (B)despise authority.

Bold and willful, they do not tremble (C)as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 (D)whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 2:10 Greek who go after the flesh

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