13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, 1 and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.
1 tn Grk “by God.”
2 tn Grk “its wrath”; the referent (the governing authorities) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “because of (the) conscience,” but the English possessive “your” helps to show whose conscience the context implies.