The powers that be
Romans 13 – first appearing in print in English in Tyndale’s Bible, 1526:
13:1 1 Let every soul submit him self into the authority of ye higher powers. For there is no power but of God.
13:2 The powers that be are ordered of God. Whosoever therefore restoreth power resist the ordinance of God. And they that resist shall receive to the self damnation.
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