Romans 13:6
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New International Version
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.

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

Darby Bible Translation
For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.

World English Bible
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.

Young's Literal Translation
for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For this cause pay ye tribute also - Because civil government is an order of God, and the ministers of state must be at considerable expense in providing for the safety and defense of the community, it is necessary that those in whose behalf these expenses are incurred should defray that expense; and hence nothing can be more reasonable than an impartial and moderate taxation, by which the expenses of the state may be defrayed, and the various officers, whether civil or military, who are employed for the service of the public, be adequately remunerated. All this is just and right, but there is no insinuation in the apostle's words in behalf of an extravagant and oppressive taxation, for the support of unprincipled and unnecessary wars; or the pensioning of corrupt or useless men. The taxes are to be paid for the support of those who are God's ministers - the necessary civil officers, from the king downwards, who are attending Continually on this very thing. And let the reader observe, that by God's ministers are not meant here the ministers of religion, but the civil officers in all departments of the state.

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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!...

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November 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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Salvation Nearer
'... Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.'--ROMANS xiii. 11. There is no doubt, I suppose, that the Apostle, in common with the whole of the early Church, entertained more or less consistently the expectation of living to witness the second coming of Jesus Christ. There are in Paul's letters passages which look both in the direction of that anticipation, and in the other one of expecting to taste death. 'We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord,' he says twice in one
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

A Sketch of the Life of St. Augustin.
It is a venturesome and delicate undertaking to write one's own life, even though that life be a masterpiece of nature and the grace of God, and therefore most worthy to be described. Of all autobiographies none has so happily avoided the reef of vanity and self-praise, and none has won so much esteem and love through its honesty and humility as that of St. Augustin. The "Confessions," which he wrote in the forty-fourth year of his life, still burning in the ardor of his first love, are full of the
St. Augustine—The Confessions and Letters of St

Concerning the Power of the Civil Magistrate in Matters Purely Religious, and Pertaining to the Conscience.
Concerning the Power of the Civil Magistrate in Matters purely Religious, and pertaining to the Conscience. Since God hath assumed to himself the power and Dominion of the Conscience, who alone can rightly instruct and govern it, therefore it is not lawful [1226] for any whosoever, by virtue of any authority or principality they bear in the government of this world, to force the consciences of others; and therefore all killing, banishing, fining, imprisoning, and other such things which are inflicted
Robert Barclay—Theses Theologicae and An Apology for the True Christian Divinity

Cross References
Romans 13:5
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

Romans 13:7
Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

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