New Living Translation
So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
King James Bible
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.
World English Bible
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:5 Not only for fear of wrath - That is, punishment from man. But for conscience' sake - Out of obedience to God.
Library1 Peter iv. 8
And above all things have fervent Charity among your selves: for Charity shall cover the multitude of Sins. THE Design which I am now prosecuting, obligeth me to take notice of such Passages of Scripture as any professed Christians may, on any Account, be apt to interpret to a very bad Purpose: that is, to the giving themselves Encouragement to hope for God's future Mercy; for the Sake of his Son: even whilst they continue in the habitual Practice of known Sins. And the Words which I have now read …
Benjamin Hoadly—Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God
The Beauty and Excellency of this World Consists, not Only in the Perfection and Comeliness...
Twenty-Seven Articles Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate.
The North African Church under the Vandals.
How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person's face, softening its harshness.
Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do.
1 Peter 2:13
For the Lord's sake, respect all human authority--whether the king as head of state,
1 Peter 2:19
For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.
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