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Romans 13 (WEBP)

[1] Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.
[2] Therefore he who resists the authority withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
[3] For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the authority,
[4] for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
[5] Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
[6] For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, continually doing this very thing.
[7] Therefore give everyone what you owe: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if customs, then customs; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
[8] Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
[9] For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,”° “You shall not covet,” and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
[10] Love doesn’t harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
[11] Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed.
[12] The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the deeds of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of light.
[13] Let’s walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
[14] But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.

Romans 13:9a TR adds “You shall not give false testimony,”
Romans 13:9b Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deuteronomy 5:17-19,21
Romans 13:9c Leviticus 19:18

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Romans 13 (KJVS)

[1] Let every G3956 soul G5590 be subject G5293 (PresMidImpr) unto the higher G5242 (PresActPtc) powers G1849. For G1063 there is G2076 (PresInd) no G3756 power G1849 but G1508 of G575 God G2316: G1161 the powers G1849 that be G5607 (PresPtc) are G1526 (PresInd) ordained G5021 (PerfPasPtc) of G5259 God G2316.
[2] Whosoever therefore G5620 resisteth G498 (PresMidPtc) the power G1849, resisteth G436 (PerfActInd) the ordinance G1296 of God G2316: and G1161 they that resist G436 (PerfActPtc) shall receive G2983 (FutMidDepInd) to themselves G1438 damnation G2917.
[3] For G1063 rulers G758 are G1526 (PresInd) not G3756 a terror G5401 to good G18 works G2041, but G235 to the evil G2556. Wilt thou G2309 (PresActInd) then G1161 not G3361 be afraid G5399 (PresMidPasDepInf) of the power G1849? do G4160 (PresActImpr) that which is good G18, and G2532 thou shalt have G2192 (FutActInd) praise G1868 of G1537 the same G846:
[4] For G1063 he is G2076 (PresInd) the minister G1249 of God G2316 to thee G4671 for G1519 good G18. But G1161 if G1437 thou do G4160 (PresActSubj) that which is evil G2556, be afraid G5399 (PresMidPasDepImpr); for G1063 he beareth G5409 (PresActInd) not G3756 the sword G3162 in vain G1500: for G1063 he is G2076 (PresInd) the minister G1249 of God G2316, a revenger G1558 to [execute] wrath G3709 upon G1519 him that doeth G4238 (PresActPtc) evil G2556.
[5] Wherefore G1352 [ye] must needs G318 be subject G5293 (PresMidInf), not G3756 only G3440 for G1223 wrath G3709, but G235 also G2532 for conscience G4893 sake G1223.
[6] For G1063 for G1223 this G5124 cause G1223 pay ye G5055 (PresActInd) tribute G5411 also G2532: for G1063 they are G1526 (PresInd) God’s G2316 ministers G3011, attending continually G4342 (PresActPtc) upon G1519 this G5124 very thing G846.
[7] Render G591 (Aor2ActImpr) therefore G3767 to all G3956 their dues G3782: tribute G5411 to whom G3588 tribute G5411 [is due]; custom G5056 to whom G3588 custom G5056; fear G5401 to whom G3588 fear G5401; honour G5092 to whom G3588 honour G5092.
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[9] For G1063 this, Thou shalt G3431 not G3756 commit adultery G3431 (FutActInd), Thou shalt G5407 not G3756 kill G5407 (FutActInd), Thou shalt G2813 not G3756 steal G2813 (FutActInd), Thou shalt G5576 not G3756 bear false witness G5576 (FutActInd), Thou shalt G1937 not G3756 covet G1937 (FutActInd); and G2532 if [there be] any G1536 other G2087 commandment G1785, it is briefly comprehended G346 (PresPasInd) in G1722 this G5129 saying G3056, namely G1722, Thou shalt love G25 (FutActInd) thy G4675 neighbour G4139 as G5613 thyself G1438.
[10] Love G26 worketh G2038 (PresMidPasDepInd) no G3756 ill G2556 to his neighbour G4139: therefore G3767 love G26 [is] the fulfilling G4138 of the law G3551.
[11] And G2532 that G5124, knowing G1492 (PerfActPtc) the time G2540, that G3754 now G2235 [it is] high time G5610 to awake G2248 G1453 (AorPasInf) out of G1537 sleep G5258: for G1063 now G3568 [is] our G2257 salvation G4991 nearer G1452 than G2228 when G3753 we believed G4100 (AorActInd).
[12] The night G3571 is far spent G4298 (AorActInd), G1161 the day G2250 is at hand G1448 (PerfActInd): let us G659 therefore G3767 cast off G659 (Aor2MidSubj) the works G2041 of darkness G4655, and G2532 let us put on G1746 (AorMidSubj) the armour G3696 of light G5457.
[13] Let us walk G4043 (AorActSubj) honestly G2156, as G5613 in G1722 the day G2250; not G3361 in rioting G2970 and G2532 drunkenness G3178, not G3361 in chambering G2845 and G2532 wantonness G766, not G3361 in strife G2054 and G2532 envying G2205.
[14] But G235 put ye on G1746 (AorMidImpr) the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, and G2532 make G4160 (PresMidImpr) not G3361 provision G4307 for G1519 the flesh G4561, to [fulfil] the lusts G1939 [thereof].

Young’s Literal Translation

Romans 13 (YLT)

[1] Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,
[2] so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God’s ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.
[3] For those ruling are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil; and dost thou wish not to be afraid of the authority? that which is good be doing, and thou shalt have praise from it,
[4] for of God it is a ministrant to thee for good; and if that which is evil thou mayest do, be fearing, for not in vain doth it bear the sword; for of God it is a ministrant, an avenger for wrath to him who is doing that which is evil.
[5] Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,
[6] for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
[7] render, therefore, to all their dues; to whom tribute, the tribute; to whom custom, the custom; to whom fear, the fear; to whom honour, the honour.
[8] To no one owe anything, except to love one another; for he who is loving the other-law he hath fulfilled,
[9] for, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Thou shalt not covet;’ and if there is any other command, in this word it is summed up, in this: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;’
[10] the love to the neighbour doth work no ill; the love, therefore, is the fulness of law.
[11] And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already is to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer is our salvation than when we did believe;
[12] the night did advance, and the day came nigh; let us lay aside, therefore, the works of the darkness, and let us put on the armour of the light;
[13] as in day-time, let us walk becomingly; not in revellings and drunkennesses, not in chamberings and lasciviousnesses, not in strife and emulation;
[14] but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the flesh take no forethought-for desires.