1 Peter 2:13
Good News Translation
For the sake of the Lord submit yourselves to every human authority: to the Emperor, who is the supreme authority,

Contemporary English Version
The Lord wants you to obey all human authorities, especially the Emperor, who rules over everyone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling,

New American Bible
Be subject to every human institution for the Lord’s sake, whether it be to the king as supreme

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Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling,

Proverbs 17:11 An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear the Lord, and the king: and have nothing to do with detractors.

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city, to which I have caused you to be carried away captives; and pray to the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall be your peace.

Matthew 22:21 They say to him: Caesar's. Then he saith to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God, the things that are God's.

Mark 12:17 And Jesus answering, said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

Luke 20:25 And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things, that are Caesar's: and to God the things that are God's.

Romans 13:1-7 Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God. . . .

Ephesians 5:21 Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ.

1 Timothy 2:1,2 I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all men: . . .

Titus 3:1 Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work.

2 Peter 2:10 And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government: audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.

Jude 1:8-10 In like manner, these men also defile the flesh and despise dominion and blaspheme majesty. . . .

Context
Submission to Authorities
12Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13Be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling, 14Or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of the good.…
Cross References
Romans 13:1
Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God.

Romans 13:5
Wherefore be subject of necessity: not only for wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Additional Translations
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority,

Be in subjection to every human institution for the sake of the Lord, whether to the king as being supreme,

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to [the] king as supreme,

Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Submit, for the Lord's sake, to every authority set up by man, whether it be to the Emperor as supreme ruler,

Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme;

Be subject, then, to every human creation, because of the Lord, whether to a king, as the highest,
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