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The epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, chapter 13, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 13


   1 Omnis anima potestatibus sublimioribus subdita sit. Non est enim potestas nisi a Deo; quae autem sunt, a Deo ordinatae sunt.
   2 Itaque, qui resistit potestati, Dei ordinationi resistit; qui autem resistunt ipsi, sibi damnationem acquirent.
   3 Nam principes non sunt timori bono operi sed malo. Vis autem non timere potestatem? Bonum fac, et habebis laudem ex illa;
   4 Dei enim ministra est tibi in bonum. Si autem malum feceris, time; non enim sine causa gladium portat; Dei enim ministra est, vindex in iram ei, qui malum agit.
   5 Ideo necesse est subditos esse, non solum propter iram sed et propter conscientiam.
   6 Ideo enim et tributa praestatis; ministri enim Dei sunt in hoc ipsum instantes.
   7 Reddite omnibus debita: cui tributum tributum, cui vectigal vectigal, cui timorem timorem, cui honorem honorem.
   8 Nemini quidquam debeatis, nisi ut invicem diligatis: qui enim diligit proximum, legem implevit.
   9 Nam: Non adulterabis, Non occides, Non furaberis, Non concupisces, et si quod est aliud mandatum, in hoc verbo recapitulatur: Diliges proximum tuum tamquam teipsum.
   10 Dilectio proximo malum non operatur; plenitudo ergo legis est dilectio.
   11 Et hoc scientes tempus, quia hora est iam vos de somno surgere; nunc enim propior est nobis salus quam cum credidimus.
   12 Nox processit, dies autem appropiavit. Abiciamus ergo opera tenebrarum et induamur arma lucis.
   13 Sicut in die honeste ambulemus: non in comissationibus et ebrietatibus, non in cubilibus et impudicitiis, non in contentione et aemulatione;
   14 sed induite Dominum Iesum Christum et carnis curam ne feceritis in concupiscentiis.

King James Version

   1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
   2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
   3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
   4 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.
   5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
   6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
   7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
   8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
   9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
   10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
   11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
   12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
   13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
   14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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