New International Version
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
King James Bible
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.
World English Bible
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye must needs be subject - Αναγκη, There is a necessity that ye should be subject, not only for wrath, δια την οργην, on account of the punishment which will be inflicted on evil doers, but also for conscience' sake; not only to avoid punishment, but also to preserve a clear conscience. For, as civil government is established in the order of God for the support, defense, and happiness of society, they who transgress its laws, not only expose themselves to the penalties assigned by the statutes, but also to guilt in their own consciences, because they sin against God. Here are two powerful motives to prevent the infraction of the laws and to enforce obedience.
1. The dread of punishment; this weighs with the ungodly.
2. The keeping of a good conscience, which weighs powerfully with every person who fears God. These two motives should be frequently urged both among professors and profane.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryNovember 23. "It is High Time to Awake Out of Sleep" (Rom. xiii. 11).
"It is high time to awake out of sleep" (Rom. xiii. 11). One of the greatest enemies to faith is indolence. It is much easier to lie and suffer than to rise and overcome; much easier to go to sleep on a snowbank and never wake again, than to rouse one's self and shake off the lethargy and overcome the stupor. Faith is an energetic art; prayer is intense labor; the effectual working prayer of the righteous man availeth much. Satan tries to put us to sleep, as he did the disciples in the garden; but …
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Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person's wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
1 Peter 2:13
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,
1 Peter 2:19
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.
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