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Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Martyrdom of Polycarp

" But Polycarp said, "To thee I have thought it right to offer an account [of my faith]; for we are taught to give all due honour (which entails no injury upon ourselves) to the powers and authorities which are ordained of God.[28]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

For this cause pay ye tribute also; for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing."[587]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Paul the apostle also says upon this same subject: "Be ye subject to all the higher powers; for there is no power but of God: now those which are have been ordained of God."[209]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

Therefore, as to what relates to the honours due to kings or emperors, we have a prescript sufficient, that it behoves us to be in all obedience, according to the apostle's precept,[120]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

No doubt the apostle admonishes the Romans[106]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

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."[119]

Rom. 13:1 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book IV

Render all the fear that is due to them, all offerings, all customs, all honour, gifts, and taxes.[34]

Rom. 13:2 - NIV, NAB - in The Second Epistle of Pope Fabian

For his other actings, however, he is rather to be borne with by his flock and those put under him, than accused or made the subject of public detraction; because when any offence is committed in these matters by those put under them, His ordinance is withstood who set them before him, as the apostle says, "Whosoever resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God."[25]

Rom. 13:3 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book I

For if rulers are not a terror to a good work, how shall God, who is by nature good, be a terror to him who sins not? "If thou doest evil, be afraid,"[216]

Rom. 13:3 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

In the Epistle of Paul to the Romans: "Wilt thou not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shall have praise of it."[593]

Rom. 13:4 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And again, in reference to them he says, "For he beareth not the sword in vain; for he is the minister of God, the avenger for wrath to him who does evil."[210]

Rom. 13:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

Who would not prefer the justice of the world, which, as the apostle himself testifies, "beareth not the sword in vain,"[235]

Rom. 13:6 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Now, that he spake these words, not in regard to angelical powers, nor of invisible rulers-as some venture to expound the passage-but of those of actual human authorities, [he shows when] he says, "For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, doing service for this very thing."[211]

Rom. 13:6 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

Then he goes on also to show how he wishes you to be subject to the powers, bidding you pay "tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom,"[107]

Rom. 13:7 - NIV, NAB - in Theophilus to Autolycus Book III

And it teaches us to render all things to all,[32]

Rom. 13:7 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also to the Romans: "Render to all what is due: tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour; owe no man anything, except to love another."[399]

Rom. 13:8 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

and, "Those who are in the flesh cannot please God: "[72]

Rom. 13:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

" But the cavillers did not know even this, as the apostle says, "that he who loveth his brother worketh not evil; "for this, "Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal; and if there be any other commandment, it is comprehended in the word, Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself."[11]

Rom. 13:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"who hates evil, having love unfeigned; for he that loveth another fulfilleth the law."[76]

Rom. 13:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

How much sooner does he who carves a Mars out of a lime-tree, fasten together a chest! No art but is either mother or kinswoman of some neighbour[42]

Rom. 13:8 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book IV

For this is God's command, that l you owe nothing to any one but the pledge of love, which God has commanded by Christ.[35]

Rom. 13:9 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

."[179]

Rom. 13:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

all the precepts which afterwards sprouted forth when given through Moses; that is, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God from thy whole heart and out of thy whole soul; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;[18]

Rom. 13:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Very properly, then, did he sum up the entire teaching of the Creator in this precept of His: "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."[695]

Rom. 13:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book II

Are we to paint ourselves out that our neighbours may perish? Where, then, is (the command), "Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself? "[17]

Rom. 13:10 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

But if He had descended from another Father, He never would have made use of the first and greatest commandment of the law; but He would undoubtedly have endeavoured by all means to bring down a greater one than this from the perfect Father, so as not to make use of that which had been given by the God of the law. And Paul in like manner declares, "Love is the fulfilling of the law: "[141]

Rom. 13:10 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

Whose "love worketh no ill to his neighhour,"[176]

Rom. 13:10 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

neither injuring nor revenging ever, but, in a word, doing good to all according to the image of God. "Love is," then, "the fulfilling of the law; "[177]

Rom. 13:10 - NIV, NAB - in The Second Epistle of Pope Fabian

and," Love worketh no ill to his neighbour."[5]

Rom. 13:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

"For blessed are those that have seen the Lord,"[212]

Rom. 13:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light."[213]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

For the apostle decrees that, "putting off the works of darkness, we should put on the armour of light, walking honestly as in the day, not spending our time in rioting and drunkenness, in chambering and wantonness."[100]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Non enim "carnis curam gerere ad concupiscentias" didicimus; "honeste autem tanquam in die," Christo, et Dominica lucida vitae institutione, "ambulantes, non in comessationibus et ebrietatibus, non in cubilibus et impudicitiis, non in litibus et contentionibus."[94]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

Nay, but this whole world is the one house of all; in which world it is more the heathen, who is found in darkness, whom the grace of God enlightens, than the Christian, who is already in God's light.[87]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise X On Jealousy and Envy

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in lusts and wantonness, not in strifes and jealousy."[23]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

that is opposed to the Holy Spirit, then we believe that when the fourth watch impendeth, when "the night is far spent, and the day is at hand,"[55]

Rom. 13:12 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

But when He is transfigured, His face also shines as the sun, that He may be manifested to the children of light, who have put off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light,[230]

Rom. 13:13 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

We shall, however, treat of prayer in due course by and by. But we ought to have works that cry aloud, as becoming "those who walk in the day."[258]

Rom. 13:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

Whether, moreover, the apostle had any acquaintance with xerophagies-(the apostle) who had repeatedly practised greater rigours, "hunger, and thirst, and fists many," who had forbidden "drunkennesses and revellings"[75]

Rom. 13:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

Which alliance the apostle withal was aware of; and hence, after premising, "Not in drunkenness and revels," he adjoined, "nor in couches and lusts."[118]

Rom. 13:13 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

and if costly dinners, about these we have received a commandment to keep away from them, not to be burdened by carousing and drunkenness and the cares of life;[27]

Rom. 13:13 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

and are no longer the children of darkness or night, but have become the sons of day, and walk honestly as in the day;[231]

Rom. 13:14 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Tarsians

"But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."[35]

Rom. 13:14 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

For the divine apostle most beautifully counsels us "to put on Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the lusts of the flesh."[100]

Rom. 13:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Monogamy

On the ground of continence the priests likewise of the famous Egyptian bull will judge the "infirmity" of Christians. Blush, O flesh, who hast "put on"[116]

Rom. 13:14 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

And do not be surprised if we speak of a perfect soul as the clothing of the body (which, on account of the Word of God and His wisdom, is now named incorruption), when Jesus Christ Himself, who is the Lord and Creator of the soul, is said to be the clothing of the saints, according to the language of the apostle, "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ."[14]

Rom. 13:14 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

Those, therefore, who imitate Christ, imitate Him earnestly. For those who have "put on Christ"[57]