Romans 13:7

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
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AD 400
Giving honor to the powers that be in this world may have the effect that, if they see the humility of Christ’s servants, they may praise rather than curse the gospel’s teaching. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
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."

Gennadius of Constantinople

AD 471
“Taxes” and “revenue” are the same thing. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul urges the people to give their rulers not only money but honor and fear as well. Fear in this context means very great honor, not the kind of fear which comes from a bad conscience.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
So far as concerns the honors due to king or emperor, we have a clear ruling to be subject in all obedience, according to the apostle’s command, to magistrates and princes and those in authority, but within the limits of Christian discipline, i.e., so long as we keep ourselves free of idolatry.

Theophilus of Antioch

AD 184
And it teaches us to render all things to all,

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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