New Living Translation
or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.
King James Bible
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Darby Bible Translation
or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.
World English Bible
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
Young's Literal Translation
whether to governors, as to those sent through him, for punishment, indeed, of evil-doers, and a praise of those doing good;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:14 Or to subordinate governors, or magistrates.
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For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you.
The authorities are God's servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God's servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.
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