Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word ofGod: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.