Romans 13:2
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English Standard Version
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

King James Bible
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth 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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

He that resisteth (ὁ ἀντιτασσόμενος)

Lit., setteth himself in array against. See on 1 Peter 5:5; see on Acts 18:6.

Resisteth (ἀνθέστηκεν)

Rev., better, withstandeth. See on Romans 9:19.

Ordinance (διαταγῇ)

From τάσσω to put in place, which appears in the first resisteth. He setteth himself against that which is divinely set.

Damnation (κρῖμα)

Judicial sentence. Rev., better, judgment.

Romans 13:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

power.

Jeremiah 23:8-17 But, The LORD lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country...

Jeremiah 44:14-17 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain...

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

ordinance.

Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God...

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

receive.

Romans 13:5 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Mark 12:40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

James 3:1 My brothers, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

Cross References
Exodus 16:8
And Moses said, "When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him--what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD."

Romans 9:19
You will say to me then, "Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?"

Romans 13:1
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

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