Romans 13:6-7 — For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
tribute — taxes, especially personal and property taxes
ministers (verse 6) — servants discharging funtions that are part of God’s plan.
custom — indirect tax on goods (imports and exports)
fear — respect for the position