- Romans 13:1-3 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Obey Your Government Rulers1 All of you must obey the government rulers. Everyone who rules was given the power to rule by God. And all those who rule now were given that power by God.
2 So anyone who is against the government is really against something God has commanded. Those who are against the government bring punishment on themselves.
3 People who do right don’t have to fear the rulers. But those who do wrong must fear them. Do you want to be free from fearing them? Then do only what is right, and they will praise you.