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13 Let every soul be subject to the superior authorities. For there is no authority except from God. And the existing authority is ordained by God.

Therefore, whoever resists that authority, resists the ordinance of God. And those who resist, shall receive condemnation upon themselves.

For rulers are not to be feared for good works, but for evil. Do you, then, wish to be without fear of authority? Do well, and you shall have of the same.

For he is the minister of God for your good. But if you do evil, fear. For he does not bear the sword for nothing. For he is the minister of God to take vengeance on evildoers.

Therefore, you must be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.

For because of this you also pay tribute. For they are God’s ministers, persisting continually in this very thing.

Therefore, give all their due - tribute to whom you owe tribute, custom to whom custom: fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Owe nothing to anyone, except to be loving one another. For the one who loves another has fulfilled the Law.

For these: ‘You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet’ - as well as any other commandment - are summed up in this saying, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’.

10 Love does no evil to his neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law.

11 And this also we know (considering the season): that now is the time that we should arise from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we believed it.

12 The night is past, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast away the works of darkness. And let us put on the armor of light,

13 so that we walk honestly (as in the day), not in gluttony and drunkenness, nor in promiscuity and lewdness, nor in strife and envying.

14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ. And take no thought for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts of it.