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

  • Terry
    If you depend on just verse 9, you depend on works. One must take in the whole counsel of God! It starts with Faith, then comes the works compelled by the Holy Spirit. I.E, What is faith without works? - James I believe.
    All the commandments hinge on Love God first, Neighbor next. The rest will fall in place with a progressing relationship through prayer and study.
  • Irene123
    To Hyzette - Rom. 10:9, v. 14. If all one need do is v. 9 - then what is Gen. to Rev. all about .......? Acts 2:37-38 -- "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said, Men and brethren what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  • Hyzette
    Hi Maria

    Answer to your question loving people does not mean you are saved. When you confess with your mouth that Jesus christ is your Lord and Saviour and make Him boss of your life than only you are saved.
  • Ako Ayuk
    Loving every body is good but love is empowered by God, so love God first and He will empower you to love everybody and therefore you will be fulfilling the most important aspect of Christianity (LOVE) Luke 10:27, Galatians 5:14
  • Rudy
    We love only what Jesus loves and hate what Jesus hates. If we love what Jesus loves we have no problem because that is what we are supposed to do as Jesus lovers. But if we love what Jesus hates then how can we say that we love Jesus?
  • Irene123
    I go along with Brianna - except GOD'S name is Jesus for me.

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