New Living Translation
For the Lord's sake, respect all human authority--whether the king as head of state,
King James Bible
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Darby Bible Translation
Be in subjection therefore to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to the king as supreme,
World English Bible
Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
Young's Literal Translation
Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man - To every secular power. Instrumentally these are ordained by men; but originally all their power is from God.
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'To Whom coming, as unto a living stone ... ye also, as living stones, are built up.'--1 Peter ii. 4, 5. I wonder whether Peter, when he wrote these words, was thinking about what Jesus Christ said to him long ago, up there at Caesarea Philippi. He had heard from Christ's lips, 'Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church.' He had understood very little of what it meant then. He is an old man now, years of experience and sorrow and work have taught him the meaning of the words, and he …
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Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
1 Peter 2:17
Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.
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