The necessity of subjection, Romans 13:5. For this, &c.--better thus: "For the [commandments], Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and whatever other commandment [there may be], it is summed up," &c. (The clause, "Thou shalt not bear false witness," is wanting in all the most ancient manuscripts). Î». 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. When we put on Christ, we put on all the armor of God and are equipped to both defend and attack. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God. not in rioting and drunkenness--varied forms of intemperance; denoting revels in general, usually ending in intoxication. Render therefore to all their dues--From magistrates the apostle now comes to other officials, and from them to men related to us by whatever tie. to awake out of sleep--of stupid, fatal indifference to eternal things. and make no provision--"take no forethought." Do you want to have no fear of authority? Romans 13:1-7. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power--"So that he that setteth himself against the authority." Let us walk honestly--"becomingly," "seemingly" as in the day--"Men choose the night for their revels, but our night is past, for we are all the children of the light and of the day ( 1 Thessalonians 5:5 ): let us therefore only do what is fit to be exposed to the light of such a day." These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. This chapter is one of those classic clobber passages, used to make sure we are all being obedient citizens, which historically has led Christians into all KINDS of problems: Even lawful acts may on occasion cause other brethren to stumble or be made weak. 9. b. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Next follow some general motives to the faithful discharge of all these duties. You can also change some of your preferences. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. If the Christian is not to seeâ¦ If the thoughts of a king - representing the highest and most influential â¦ Romans 13:14, KJV: "But â¦ but also for conscience' sake--from reverence for God's authority. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. Self-restraint and obedience to God's law is realized in outgoing concern for others that exceeds and rules over our own self-interest. tribute--land tax. As it makes war directly against no specific forms of government, so it directly recommends none. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not â¦ (Arabic) ØªÙØ§Ø³ÙØ± â Ø§ÙÙØºØ© Ø§ÙØ¹Ø±Ø¨ÙØ©, Â© Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. a. Romans 13:1-2. Commentary on Romans 13:11-14 View Bible Text . When you get dressed every day, you dress appropriately to who you are and what you plan to do. Romans 13:14 Parallel Verses [â See commentary â] Romans 13:14, NIV: "Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh." Self-control provides the ability to resist what may cause pain to others. 5. We must cast off before we can put on. (4) In virtue of "the expulsive power of a new and more powerful affection," the great secret of persevering holiness in all manner of conversation will be found to be "Christ IN US, the hope of glory" ( Colossians 1:27 ), and Christ ON US, as the character in which alone we shall be able to shine before men ( 2 Corinthians 3:8 ) ( Romans 13:14 ). For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. The Living Bible paraphrases Proverbs 21:1 as, "Just as water is turned into irrigation ditches, so the Lord directs the king's thoughts.