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Being Subject to Authorities

13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.

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Maintain Good Deeds

Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

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13 For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution,[a] whether of the emperor as supreme, 14 or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish. 16 As servants[b] of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil. 17 Honor everyone. Love the family of believers.[c] Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:13 Or every institution ordained for human beings
  2. 1 Peter 2:16 Gk slaves
  3. 1 Peter 2:17 Gk Love the brotherhood

21 He changes times and seasons,
    deposes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to those who have understanding.

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11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

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15 By me kings reign,
    and rulers decree what is just;
16 by me rulers rule,
    and nobles, all who govern rightly.

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It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the people and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever I please. Now I have given all these lands into the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, my servant, and I have given him even the wild animals of the field to serve him. All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.

But if any nation or kingdom will not serve this king, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, then I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, says the Lord, until I have completed its[a] destruction by his hand.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 27:8 Heb their

The Christian Household

21 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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18 O king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar kingship, greatness, glory, and majesty. 19 And because of the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. He killed those he wanted to kill, kept alive those he wanted to keep alive, honored those he wanted to honor, and degraded those he wanted to degrade. 20 But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he acted proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and his glory was stripped from him. 21 He was driven from human society, and his mind was made like that of an animal. His dwelling was with the wild asses, he was fed grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven, until he learned that the Most High God has sovereignty over the kingdom of mortals, and sets over it whomever he will. 22 And you, Belshazzar his son, have not humbled your heart, even though you knew all this! 23 You have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven! The vessels of his temple have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them. You have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know; but the God in whose power is your very breath, and to whom belong all your ways, you have not honored.

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Yet in the same way these dreamers also defile the flesh, reject authority, and slander the glorious ones.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Jude 1:8 Or angels; Gk glories

11 Once God has spoken;
    twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,

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Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me from all my ancestral house to be king over Israel forever; for he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father’s house, and among my father’s sons he took delight in making me king over all Israel. And of all my sons, for the Lord has given me many, he has chosen my son Solomon to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.

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and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed[a] us from our sins by his blood,

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 1:5 Other ancient authorities read washed

32 You shall be driven away from human society, and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field. You shall be made to eat grass like oxen, and seven times shall pass over you, until you have learned that the Most High has sovereignty over the kingdom of mortals and gives it to whom he will.”

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He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.[a]
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
    and on them he has set the world.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 2:8 Gk (Compare Q Ms) adds He grants the vow of the one who vows, and blesses the years of the just

16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

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10 —especially those who indulge their flesh in depraved lust, and who despise authority.

Bold and willful, they are not afraid to slander the glorious ones,[a] 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not bring against them a slanderous judgment from the Lord.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 2:10 Or angels; Gk glories
  2. 2 Peter 2:11 Other ancient authorities read before the Lord; others lack the phrase

14 they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

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13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,[a]
        but rescue us from the evil one.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:13 Or us into temptation
  2. Matthew 6:13 Or from evil. Other ancient authorities add, in some form, For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours forever. Amen.

12 As for anyone who presumes to disobey the priest appointed to minister there to the Lord your God, or the judge, that person shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

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