Romans: Chapter 13

The Epistle to the Romans. The 13th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
13:1 Every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and those things that be of God, be ordained. Let every soul submit himself unto the authority of the higher powers. There is no power but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers: for there is no power but of God: & the powers that be, are ordained of God. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers: For there is no power but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God.
13:2 Therefore he that against-standeth power, against-standeth the ordinance of God; and they that against-stand, get to themselves damnation. Whosoever therefore resisteth power, resisteth the ordinance of God. They that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall receive to themselves judgement. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation.
13:3 For princes be not to the dread of good work, but of evil. Soothly wilt thou not dread power? Do good, and thou shalt have praising of it; For rulers are not to be feared for good works but for evil. Wilt thou be without fear of the power? Do well then: and so shalt thou be praised of the same. For princes are not to be feared for good works, but for evil. Wilt thou then be without fear of the power? do well: so shalt thou have praise of the same. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.
13:4 for he is the minister of God to thee into good. Soothly, if thou doest evil, dread; for not without cause he beareth the sword, for he is the minister of God, venger into wrath to him that doeth evil. For he is the minister of god, for thy wealth. But and if thou do evil, then fear. for he beareth not a sword for nought. for he is the minister of god, to take vengeance on them that do evil. For he is the minister of God for thy wealth: but if thou do evil, fear: for he beareth not the sword for nought: for he is the minister of God to take vengeance on him that doeth evil. For he is the minister of God to thee for good: but if thou do that which is evil, be afraid: for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
13:5 And therefore by need be ye subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience. Wherefore ye must needs obey, not for fear of vengeance only: but also because of conscience. Wherefore ye must be subject, not because of wrath only, but also for conscience sake. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
13:6 For therefore and ye give tributes, they be the ministers of God, for this same thing serving. Even for this cause pay ye tribute. For they are god’s ministers, serving for the same purpose. For, for this cause ye pay also tribute: for they are God’s ministers, applying themselves for the same thing. For, for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
13:7 Therefore yield ye to all men debts, to whom tribute, tribute, to whom toll, toll, to whom dread, dread, to whom honour, honour. Give to every man therefore his duty: Tribute to whom tribute belongeth: Custom to whom custom is due: fear to whom fear belongeth: honour to whom honour pertaineth. Give to all men therefore their duty: tribute, to whom ye owe tribute: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom ye owe honour. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.
13:8 To no man owe ye any thing, but that ye love together. For he that loveth his neighbour, hath fulfilled the law. Owe nothing to any man: but to love one another. For he that loveth another, fulfilleth the law. Owe nothing to any man, but to love one another: for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the Law. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Law.
13:9 For, Thou shalt not do lechery, Thou shalt not slay, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not say false witnessing, Thou shalt not covet the thing of thy neighbour, and if there be any other commandment, it is enstoredĀ in this word, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. For these commandments: Thou shalt not commit advoutry: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Thou shalt not desire: and so forth if there be any other commandment, are all comprehended in this saying: Love thine neighbour as thyself. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:10 The love of thy neighbour worketh not evil; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Love hurteth not his neighbour: therefore is love the fulfilling of the law. Love doeth not evil to his neighbour: therefore is love the fulfilling of the Law. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law.
13:11 And we knowing this time, that the hour is now, us to rise of sleep; soothly now our health is nearer, than when we believed. This also we know, I mean the season, how that it is time that we should now awake out of sleep. For now is our health nearer than when we believed. And that, considering the season, that it is now time that we should arise from sleep: for now is our salvation nearer, than when we believed it. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
13:12 The night went before, forsooth the day hath nighed. Therefore cast we away the works of darknesses, and be we clothed with the armours of light. The night is passed and the day is come nigh. Let us therefore cast away the deeds of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The night is passed, & the day is at hand: let us therefore cast away the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light, The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13:13 As in the day wander we honestly, not in oft eatings and drunkennesses, not in bedchambers and unchastities, not in strife and in envy; let us walk honestly as it were in the daylight: not in eating and drinking: neither in chambering and wantonness: neither in strife and envying: So that we walk honestly, as in the day: not in gluttony, and drunkenness, neither in chambering and wantonness, nor in strife and envying: Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
13:14 but be ye clothed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and do ye not the careĀ of flesh in desires. but put ye on the lord Jesus Christ. And make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts of it. But put ye on the Lord JESUS CHRIST, and take no thought for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts of it. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
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