Romans 13:2
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New International Version
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

New Living Translation
So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.

English Standard Version
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

Berean Study Bible
Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the one rebelling against the authority has resisted the ordinance of God, and those having resisted will bring judgment upon themselves.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

King James Bible
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God's command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.

International Standard Version
so that whoever resists the authorities opposes what God has established, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

NET Bible
So the person who resists such authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will incur judgment

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever therefore stands against the authority stands against the decrees of God, and these who stand against them shall receive judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, whoever resists the government opposes what God has established. Those who resist will bring punishment on themselves.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God, and those that resist shall receive condemnation to themselves.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves judgment.

American King James Version
Whoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

American Standard Version
Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore he that resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist, purchase to themselves damnation.

Darby Bible Translation
So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who [thus] resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.

English Revised Version
Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore the man who rebels against his ruler is resisting God's will; and those who thus resist will bring punishment upon themselves.

World English Bible
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God's ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1-7 The grace of the gospel teaches us submission and quiet, where pride and the carnal mind only see causes for murmuring and discontent. Whatever the persons in authority over us themselves may be, yet the just power they have, must be submitted to and obeyed. In the general course of human affairs, rulers are not a terror to honest, quiet, and good subjects, but to evil-doers. Such is the power of sin and corruption, that many will be kept back from crimes only by the fear of punishment. Thou hast the benefit of the government, therefore do what thou canst to preserve it, and nothing to disturb it. This directs private persons to behave quietly and peaceably where God has set them, 1Ti 2:1,2. Christians must not use any trick or fraud. All smuggling, dealing in contraband goods, withholding or evading duties, is rebellion against the express command of God. Thus honest neighbours are robbed, who will have to pay the more; and the crimes of smugglers, and others who join with them, are abetted. It is painful that some professors of the gospel should countenance such dishonest practices. The lesson here taught it becomes all Christians to learn and practise, that the godly in the land will always be found the quiet and the peaceable in the land, whatever others are.
Study Bible
Submission to Authorities
1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God. 2Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the one in authority? Then do what is right, and you will have his approval.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:8
Moses said, "This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."

Romans 9:19
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?"

Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the one in authority? Then do what is right, and you will have his approval.
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