For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. (A)Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Fulfilling the Law Through Love

(B)Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for (C)the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, (D)“You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: (E)“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore (F)love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you (G)to wake from sleep. (H)For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 (I)The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us (J)cast off (K)the works of darkness and (L)put on the armor of light. 13 (M)Let us walk properly as in the daytime, (N)not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, (O)not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But (P)put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, (Q)to gratify its desires.

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