Romans 13:6

“For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For, for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are Gods ministers, attending continually vpon this very thing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For because of this you also pay taxes, for {rulers} are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the same reason, make payment of taxes; because the authority is God's servant, to take care of such things at all times.
- Basic English Bible

For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
- Darby Bible

For, for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
- Webster's Bible

Why, this is really the reason you pay taxes; for tax-gatherers are ministers of God, devoting their energies to this very work.
- Weymouth Bible

For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
- World English Bible

For therfor ye yyuen tributis, thei ben the mynystris of God, and seruen for this same thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 13:6


13:6 For this cause - Because they are the ministers (officers) of God for the public good. This very thing - The public good.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:6


Ro 13:6 For this cause pay ye tribute also. Taxes. The taxes gathered from the Roman provinces were called tribute. As the rulers are God's ministers, his agents to attend to necessary duties, it is right that they should be supported.

Discussion for Romans 13:6

  • Ambassador T. BRIKINS for verse 6
    Since all power and authority belongs to God, it follows that government is held in trust for God. Therefore, the ultimate preoccupation of any government should be to be off service to the people from the perspective of God not party perspective

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