1 Peter 2:17
Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.
For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?
And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
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.
1 Peter 2:16
As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
1 Peter 2:14
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
1 Peter 2:13
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
1 Timothy 2:2
For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Timothy 2:1
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
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:
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
And they brought [it]. And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see [it].
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
I [counsel thee] to keep the king's commandment, and [that] in regard of the oath of God.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
For better [it is] that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: [and] meddle not with them that are given to change:
In the light of the king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether [it be] unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
And thou shalt put [some] of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
Where the word of a king [is, there is] power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription?
Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, [ye] hypocrites?
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute [money] came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.