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Romans 13:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For because of this you also pay taxes, for [rulers] are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For, for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For on this account ye pay tribute also; for they are God's officers, attending continually on this very thing.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, because of this, are ye paying tribute also,—for, God's ministers of state, they are, unto this very thing, giving constant attendance.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for because of this also pay ye tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For, for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are Gods ministers, attending continually vpon this very thing.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— On this account also give we tribute to them; for they are the servants of Aloha over these things constituted.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For this cause also ye pay tribute money; for they are the ministers of God, established for these same objects.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
for y1223
[1223] Standard
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
this y5124
[5124] Standard
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
cause 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
x5124
(5124) Complement
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
pay x5055
(5055) Complement
τελέω
teleo
{tel-eh'-o}
From G5056; to end, that is, complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt).
ye y5055
[5055] Standard
τελέω
teleo
{tel-eh'-o}
From G5056; to end, that is, complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
tribute 5411
{5411} Prime
φόρος
phoros
{for'-os}
From G5342; a load (as borne), that is, (figuratively) a tax (properly an individual assessment on persons or property; whereas G5056 is usually a general toll on goods or travel).
also: 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
they are 1526
{1526} Prime
εἰσί
eisi
{i-see'}
Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
God's 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
ministers, 3011
{3011} Prime
λειτουργός
leitourgos
{li-toorg-os'}
From a derivative of G2992 and G2041; a public servant, that is, a functionary in the Temple or Gospel, or (generally) a worshipper (of God) or benefactor (of man).
attending continually 4342
{4342} Prime
προσκαρτερέω
proskartereo
{pros-kar-ter-eh'-o}
From G4314 and G2594; to be earnest towards, that is, (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
upon 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
this y5124
[5124] Standard
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
very thing. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x5124
(5124) Complement
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 13:6-7

_ _ For, for this cause pay ye — rather, “ye pay”

_ _ tribute also — that is, “This is the reason why ye pay the contributions requisite for maintaining the civil government.”

_ _ for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing — “to this very thing.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 13:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 13:6

For this cause — Because they are the ministers (officers) of God for the public good. This very thing — The public good.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 13:6

(8) For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

(8) He sums up the main thing, in which consists the obedience of subjects.

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pay:

Ezra 4:13 Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up [again, then] will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and [so] thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings.
Ezra 4:20 There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all [countries] beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.
Ezra 6:8 Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, [even] of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expenses be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.
Nehemiah 5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, [and that upon] our lands and vineyards.
Matthew 17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute [money] came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? ... 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.
Matthew 22:17-21 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto 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.
Mark 12:14-17 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? ... 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.
Luke 20:21-26 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person [of any], but teachest the way of God truly: ... And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this [fellow] perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

attending:

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Exodus 18:13-27 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. ... And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land.
Deuteronomy 1:9-17 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: ... Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; [but] ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment [is] God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring [it] unto me, and I will hear it.
1 Samuel 7:16-17 And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places. ... And his return [was] to Ramah; for there [was] his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.
2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, [when] I prepared my seat in the street! ... And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
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Ex 18:13. Dt 1:9. 1S 7:16. 2S 8:5. 1Ch 18:14. Ezr 4:13, 20; 6:8. Ne 5:4. Jb 29:7. Mt 17:24; 22:17. Mk 12:14. Lk 20:21; 23:2. Ro 12:8.

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