Romans 13:3
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English Standard Version
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,

King James Bible
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:

American Standard Version
For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. And wouldest thou have no fear of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For princes are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good: and thou shalt have praise from the same.

English Revised Version
For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. And wouldest thou have no fear of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same:

Webster's Bible Translation
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 from the same:

Weymouth New Testament
For judges and magistrates are to be feared not by right-doers but by wrong-doers. You desire--do you not? --to have no reason to fear your ruler. Well, do the thing that is right, and then he will commend you.

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rulers.

Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain...

Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous...

Proverbs 14:35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Ecclesiastes 10:4-6 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses...

Jeremiah 22:15-18 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice...

Wilt.

1 Peter 2:13,14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme...

1 Peter 3:13,14 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good...

Cross References
Romans 13:2
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

1 Peter 2:14
or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

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