Romans 13:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
2316 [e]Θεοῦ
Theou
Of GodN-GMS
1063 [e]γὰρ
gar
forConj
1249 [e]διάκονός
diakonos
servantN-NMS
1510 [e]ἐστιν
estin
he isV-PIA-3S
4771 [e]σοὶ
soi
to youPPro-D2S
1519 [e]εἰς
eis
forPrep
3588 [e]τὸ
to
- Art-ANS
18 [e]ἀγαθόν.
agathon
good.Adj-ANS
1437 [e]ἐὰν
ean
IfConj
1161 [e]δὲ
de
howeverConj
3588 [e]τὸ
to
- Art-ANS
2556 [e]κακὸν
kakon
evilAdj-ANS
4160 [e]ποιῇς,
poiēs
you do,V-PSA-2S
5399 [e]φοβοῦ·
phobou
be afraid,V-PMM/P-2S
3756 [e]οὐ
ou
notAdv
1063 [e]γὰρ
gar
forConj
1500 [e]εἰκῇ
eikē
in vainAdv
3588 [e]τὴν
tēn
theArt-AFS
3162 [e]μάχαιραν
machairan
swordN-AFS
5409 [e]φορεῖ·
phorei
he bears;V-PIA-3S
2316 [e]Θεοῦ
Theou
of GodN-GMS
1063 [e]γὰρ
gar
forConj
1249 [e]διάκονός
diakonos
a servantN-NMS
1510 [e]ἐστιν,
estin
He is,V-PIA-3S
1558 [e]ἔκδικος
ekdikos
an avengerAdj-NMS
1519 [e]εἰς
eis
forPrep
3709 [e]ὀργὴν
orgēn
wrathN-AFS
3588 [e]τῷ
to the [one]Art-DMS
3588 [e]τὸ
to
- Art-ANS
2556 [e]κακὸν
kakon
evilAdj-ANS
4238 [e]πράσσοντι.
prassonti
doing.V-PPA-DMS









Greek Texts
ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστίν σοι εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. Ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστι σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν εἰς ὀργὴν, ἔκδικος τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστί σοι εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς, φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῆ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΟΥΣ 13:4 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν, ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι

Romans 13:4 Hebrew Bible
כי משמשת אלהים היא לטוב לך אך אם הרע תעשה ירא כי לא לחנם חגרת חרב היא כי משמשת אלהים היא נקמת בקצף מכל עשה הרע׃

Romans 13:4 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܡܫܡܫܢܐ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܐܠܐ ܠܟ ܠܛܒܬܐ ܘܐܢ ܒܝܫܬܐ ܥܒܕ ܐܢܬ ܕܚܠ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܓܝܪ ܤܪܝܩܐܝܬ ܐܤܝܪ ܠܤܦܤܪܐ ܡܫܡܫܢܐ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܘܬܒܘܥܐ ܕܪܘܓܙܐ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܥܒܕܝܢ ܒܝܫܬܐ ܀

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

King James Bible
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For government is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God's servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.
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