A Christian’s Duties to the State

13 Let everyone submit to the governing authorities,(A) since there is no authority except from God,(B) and the authorities that exist are instituted by God.

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More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value(A) of knowing Christ(B) Jesus my Lord. Because of him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them as dung, so that I may gain Christ(C)

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And the peace of God, which surpasses(A) all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.(B)

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13 Submit(A) to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the emperor[a] as the supreme authority(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:13 Or king

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