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 for Romans 13:2

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 for Romans 13:2

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.

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