Romans 13:2

“Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall receiue to themselues damnation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which reason everyone who puts himself against the authority puts himself against the order of God: and those who are against it will get punishment for themselves.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the man who rebels against his ruler is resisting God's will; and those who thus resist will bring punishment upon themselves.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
- World English Bible

Therfor he that ayenstondith power, ayenstondith the ordynaunce of God; and thei that ayenstonden, geten to hem silf dampnacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that he who is setting himself against the authority, against God's ordinance hath resisted; and those resisting, to themselves shall receive judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:2


13:2 Whosoever resisteth the power - In any other manner than the laws of the community direct. Shall receive condemnation - Not only from the magistrate, but from God also.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:2


Ro 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power. It follows that he who seeks to break down his government by fighting the ordinance of God, and shall be liable to punishment. This implies a loyal submission to the forms of government over us. It does not imply that we shall obey wicked magistrates when they command us to disobey God. See Ac 4:19.

Discussion for Romans 13:2

  • JEFFERY NORRIS for verse 2
    it tell the true on ordinance of god .his he calling me to be ordinance to preacher the gospel to the people he have to teacher how to do at .for lord jesus christ.why i begin see bright light from the angel gabriel what do is mean to me lord jesus christ need know answer to.

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