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

  • A dsiciple
    Lu2677; This is a VERY important subject so applicable for us today. Many are turned aside from the commandments of the Saviour by hearkening to voices in the world, which say we must stand and fight for our rights. With respect to the Military and the Police, that's there job by God's appointment. But for us as individuals, we follow Jesus' example of love, piety, faith and meekness toward all.
  • Lu2677
    Roman 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (government).For there are no powers but of God,(our government is put in place by God).The powers that be, are ordained by God." This chapter is telling us to give honor,give tribute,love,submit,owe nothing to government officials. Regardless of what they do. His word stands!
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW OUR SALVATION IS NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED 2 TIMOTHY 4:7 I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH ****HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT --- AFTER --- YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:2 WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION 1JOHN 3:18 MY LITTLE CHILDREN LET US NOT LOVE IN WORD NEITHER IN TONGUE BUT IN DEED AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 13:9 FOR THIS THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY --- THOU SHALT NOT KILL --- THOU SHALT NOT STEAL THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS THOU SHALT NOT COVET AND IF THERE BE ANY OTHER COMMANDMENT IT IS BRIEFLY COMPREHENDED IN THIS SAYING NAMELY THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF---HELP US LORD TO UNDERSTAND WE CANT LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS IF WE'RE KILLING THEM HELP US LORD
  • Kathrina
    Also in 1John 3:14 Jesus says We know that we have pass from death to life, because we love the brethren.
    He that love not his brother abide in death.
    And in 1 John3:3 says every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
    Luke 6:46 says, Why call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say?

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