1 Peter 2:13-16
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;…
I. AN AUTHORITATIVE COMMAND of obedience, "Submit your selves."
II. THE OBJECT, to which this obedience must be yielded, "Every ordinance of man."
III. THE DIVISION OF THIS ORDINANCE OF MAN into supreme and subordinate. "Submit to the King, as supreme; and to governors" sent by Him, as subordinate.
IV. THE DUTY OF ALL GOVERNORS, and the end of all governments expressed, and that is, "The punishment of evil-doers, and the praise of them that do well."
V. THE MOTIVE, which enforceth this exhortation and command: submit to them "for the Lord's sake."
(Bp. E. Hopkins.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;