Romans 13:6
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English Standard Version
For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.

King James Bible
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

American Standard Version
For this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose.

English Revised Version
For for this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
For, for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Weymouth New Testament
Why, this is really the reason you pay taxes; for tax-gatherers are ministers of God, devoting their energies to this very work.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Pay ye tribute (φόρους τελεῖτε)

Τελεῖτε ye pay is, literally, ye accomplish or fulfill carrying the sense of the fulfillment of an obligation. Φόρους tribute is from φέρω to bring something brought. Rev. makes the verb indicative, ye pay.

God's ministers (λειτουργοὶ Θεοῦ)

See on ministration, Luke 1:23, and see on ministered, Acts 13:2. In Romans 13:4, διάκονος is used for minister. The word here brings out more fully the fact that the ruler, like the priest, discharges a divinely ordained service. Government is thus elevated into the sphere of religion. Hence Rev., ministers of God's service.

Attending continually

The same word as continuing steadfastly in Romans 12:12.

Romans 13:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

pay.

Ezra 4:13,20 Be it known now to the king, that, if this city be built, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom...

Ezra 6:8 Moreover I make a decree what you shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods...

Nehemiah 5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards.

Matthew 17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Does not your master pay tribute...

Matthew 22:17-21 Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not...

Mark 12:14-17 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men...

Luke 20:21-26 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach rightly, neither accept you the person of any...

Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar...

attending.

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy...

Exodus 18:13-27 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning to the evening...

Deuteronomy 1:9-17 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone...

1 Samuel 7:16,17 And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places...

2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succor Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!...

Cross References
Romans 13:5
Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.

Romans 13:7
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.

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