New American Standard Bible
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
King James Bible
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Darby Bible Translation
So that he that sets himself in opposition to the authority resists the ordinance of God; and they who thus resist shall bring sentence of guilt on themselves.
World English Bible
Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God's ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.
Romans 13:2 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whosoever therefore resisteth ... - That is, they who rise up against "government itself;" who seek anarchy and confusion; and who oppose the regular execution of the laws. It is implied, however, that those laws shall not be such as to violate the rights of conscience, or oppose the laws of God.
Resisteth the ordinance of God - What God has ordained, or appointed. This means clearly that we are to regard "government" as instituted by God, and as agreeable to his will. "When" established, we are not to be agitated about the "titles" of the rulers; not to enter into angry contentions, or to refuse to submit to them, because we are apprehensive of a defect in their "title," or because they may have obtained it by oppression. If the government is established, and if its decisions are not a manifest violation of the laws of God, we are to submit to them.
Shall receive to themselves damnation - The word "damnation" we apply now exclusively to the punishment of hell; to future torments. But this is not necessarily the meaning of the word which is used here κρίμα krima. It often simply denotes "punishment;" Romans 3:8; 1 Corinthians 11:29; Galatians 5:10. In this place the word implies "guilt" or "criminality" in resisting the ordinance of God, and affirms that the man that does it shall be punished. Whether the apostle means that he shall be punished by "God," or by the "magistrate," is not quite clear. Probably the "latter," however, is intended; compare Romans 13:4. It is also true that such resistance shall be attended with the displeasure of God, and be punished by him.
LibraryFourth Sunday after Epiphany
Text: Romans 13, 8-10. 8 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; love therefore is the fulfilment of the law. CHRISTIAN LOVE AND THE COMMAND TO LOVE. 1. This, like the two …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Love and the Day
"If we Say that we have no Sin, we Deceive Ourselves, and the Truth is not in Us. "
"Therefore, Brethren, we are Debtors, not to the Flesh, to Live after the Flesh,"
Moses said, "This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."
You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?"
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
Jump to PreviousAppointed Authorities Authority Condemnation Consequently Damnation God's Guilt Judgment Opposition Order Ordinance Power Punishment Puts Reason Rebelling Rebels Receive Resist Resisteth Resisting Resists Ruler Sentence Sets Setting Themselves Withstand Withstands
Jump to NextAppointed Authorities Authority Condemnation Consequently Damnation God's Guilt Judgment Opposition Order Ordinance Power Punishment Puts Reason Rebelling Rebels Receive Resist Resisteth Resisting Resists Ruler Sentence Sets Setting Themselves Withstand Withstands
LinksRomans 13:2 NIV
Romans 13:2 NLT
Romans 13:2 ESV
Romans 13:2 NASB
Romans 13:2 KJV
Romans 13:2 Bible Apps
Romans 13:2 Biblia Paralela
Romans 13:2 Chinese Bible
Romans 13:2 French Bible
Romans 13:2 German Bible
Romans 13:2 Commentaries