I Peter 2:13-17
13 Submit yourselves
for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to
the king, as the supreme authority,
14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and
to commend those who do right.
15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant
talk of foolish men.
16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;
live as servants of God.
17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,
fear God, honor the king.