New Living Translation
Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do.
King James Bible
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Darby Bible Translation
For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
World English Bible
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
Young's Literal Translation
for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:6 For this cause - Because they are the ministers (officers) of God for the public good. This very thing - The public good.
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 …
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So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.
Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.
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