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Romans 13:1-3

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 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing powers [authorities]. For there is no power but of God; the powers that exist are ordained by God.

 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities, resists the ordinance of God; and those who resist shall incur damnation to themselves.

 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil works. Do you want to be unafraid of the authorities? Do that which is good, and you will have their praise;

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