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That is also why you pay taxes, because the authorities are working for God when they fulfill their duties.
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For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose.
Ezra 4:13,20 And now be it known to the king, that if this city be built up, and the walls thereof repaired, they will not pay tribute nor toll, nor yearly revenues, and this loss will fall upon the kings. . . .
Ezra 6:8 I also have commanded what must be done by those ancients of the Jews, that the house of God may be built, to wit, that of the king's chest, that is, of the tribute that is paid out of the country beyond the river, the charges be diligently given to those men, lest the work be hindered.
Nehemiah 5:4 And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards:
Matthew 17:24-27 He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom, of their own children, or of strangers? . . .
Matthew 22:17-21 Tell us therefore what dost thou think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? . . .
Mark 12:14-17 Who coming, say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and carest not for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar? Or shall we not give it? . . .
Luke 20:21-26 And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly: and thou dost not respect any person, but teachest the way of God in truth. . . .
Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king.
Romans 12:8 He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Exodus 18:13-27 And the next day Moses sat to judge the people, who stood by Moses from morning until night. . . .
Deuteronomy 1:9-17 And I said to you at that time: . . .
1 Samuel 7:16,17 And he went every year about to Bethel and to Galgal and to Masphath, and he judged Israel in the foresaid places. . . .
2 Samuel 8:5 And the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Adarezer the king of Soba: and David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate of the city, and in the street they prepared me a chair? . . .
ContextSubmission to Authorities
…5Wherefore be subject of necessity: not only for wrath, but also for conscience' sake. 6For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose. 7Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour.…
Additional TranslationsThis is also why you pay taxes. For the authorities are God’s servants, who devote themselves to their work.
For because of this, you also pay taxes; for they are servants of God, attending continually upon this very thing.
For for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually on this very thing.
For this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.
For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
For for this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.
For, for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Why, this is really the reason you pay taxes; for tax-gatherers are ministers of God, devoting their energies to this very work.
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
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