First, I want all of you to pray for everyone. Ask God to bless them. Give thanks for them.
Pray for kings. Pray for all who are in authority. Pray that we will live peaceful and quiet lives. And pray that we will be godly and holy.
That is good. It pleases God our Savior.
He wants everyone to be saved. He wants them to come to know the truth.
There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus.
He gave himself to pay for the sins of everyone. That was a witness given by God at just the right time.
I was appointed to be a messenger and an apostle to preach the good news. I am telling the truth. I'm not lying. God appointed me to be a teacher of the true faith to those who aren't Jews.
I want men everywhere to pray. I want them to lift up holy hands. I don't want them to be angry when they pray. I don't want them to argue.