Romans 13:5

“Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 13:5

Wherfore ye must needs be subiect, not onely for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore `ye' must needs be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So put yourselves under the authority, not for fear of wrath, but because you have the knowledge of what is right.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only on account of wrath, but also on account of conscience.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
- Webster's Bible

We must obey therefore, not only in order to escape punishment, but also for conscience' sake.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
- World English Bible

And therfor bi nede be ye suget, not oneli for wraththe, but also for conscience.
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore it is necessary to be subject, not only because of the wrath, but also because of the conscience,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 13:5

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:5


13:5 Not only for fear of wrath - That is, punishment from man. But for conscience' sake - Out of obedience to God.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:5


Ro 13:5 Wherefore . . . not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. There are two reasons for obedience to the civil ruler: (1) If one fails to obey him, he will be a subject of his wrath (judgment) and be punished. (2) It is God's will that we should obey our civil rulers. Hence, conscience should be a motive.

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