Obey them that have rule over you, and submit yourselves:
for they watch for your souls, as they that must
give account, that they may do it with joy,
and not with grief: for that is unprofitable to you.
Let me think of the people who have guarded my soul, and consider expressing my gratitude.
I affirm authority figures who are beneficial to my soul.
May I not cause grief to those who have my well-being in mind, for you sake, Lord Jesus.