Romans 13:1
Modern Translations
New International Version
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

New Living Translation
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

English Standard Version
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Berean Study Bible
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

New American Standard Bible
Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Amplified Bible
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God.

Christian Standard Bible
Let everyone submit to the governing authorities, since there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are instituted by God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.

Contemporary English Version
Obey the rulers who have authority over you. Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power.

Good News Translation
Everyone must obey state authorities, because no authority exists without God's permission, and the existing authorities have been put there by God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every person should obey the government in power. No government would exist if it hadn't been established by God. The governments which exist have been put in place by God.

International Standard Version
Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God,

NET Bible
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God's appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

New King James Version
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

King James 2000 Bible
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

New Heart English Bible
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God.

World English Bible
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.

American King James Version
Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

American Standard Version
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

A Faithful Version
Let everyone be subject to the higher authorities because there is no authority except from God; and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God;

Darby Bible Translation
Let every soul be subject to the authorities that are above [him]. For there is no authority except from God; and those that exist are set up by God.

English Revised Version
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but from God: the powers that are, are ordained by God.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Let euery soule be subiect vnto the higher powers: for there is no power but of God: and the powers that be, are ordeined of God.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Let euery soule be subiect vnto the hyer powers: For there is no power but of god. The powers that be, are ordeyned of God.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Let euery soule submytte himselfe to the auctorite off the hyer powers. For there is no power but of God.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Let every soule submit him selfe vnto the auctorite of ye hyer powers. For there is no power but of God.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,

Berean Literal Bible
Let every soul be subject to the authorities being above him. For there is no authority except by God; but those existing are having been instituted by God.

Young's Literal Translation
Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities existing are appointed by God,

Smith's Literal Translation
Let every soul be placed under the protecting powers. For there is no power except from God: and the powers being, were ordered by God.

Literal Emphasis Translation
Let every soul be subject to superior authorities. For there is no authority if not by God; and those that exist have been appointed by God.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
LET every soul be subject to higher powers: for there is no power but from God: and those that are, are ordained of God.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Let every soul be subject to higher authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those who have been ordained by God.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let every soul be subject to the authority of the great, for there is no authority that is not from the same God, and those authorities who are from God are under orders.

Lamsa Bible
LET every soul be subject to the sover eign authorities. For there is no power which is not from God: and those who are in authority are ordained by God.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities. For there is no authority but from God: the authorities that are, have been appointed by God.

Godbey New Testament
Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities. For there is no authority except that which is from God; and the existing authorities have been ordained of God.

Haweis New Testament
LET every soul be subject to the superior powers: for there is no power but from God; the existing powers are appointed by God.

Mace New Testament
Be every one of you subject to the ruling powers, for every ruler holds of God: the rulers in being are constituted by God.

Weymouth New Testament
Let every individual be obedient to those who rule over him; for no one is a ruler except by God's permission, and our present rulers have had their rank and power assigned to them by Him.

Worrell New Testament
Let every soul be in subjection to the authorities that are over him; for there is no authority, except from God; and the authorities that are have been appointed by God.

Worsley New Testament
Let every soul be subject to the powers that are over them: for there is no such power but from God: the powers that are over men, are appointed by God.








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