Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)); the powers that be are ordained of יהוה (YHWH).
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of יהוה (YHWH); and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt you then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and you shalt have praise of the same;
4 For he is the minister of יהוה (YHWH) to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain; for he is the minister of יהוה (YHWH), a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay you tribute also; for they are יהוה (YHWH)’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Torah.
9 For this, “You shalt not commit adultery, you shalt not kill, you shalt not steal, you shalt not bear false witness, you shalt not covet;” and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, “You shalt love your neighbour as yourself.” – Exo.20:13–17, Deu. 5:17–21, Lev. 19:18
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the Torah.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put you on our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.