Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether
it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to
punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is
the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the
ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your
freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor
everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the
schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic
powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil
in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and
having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...