First of all, then, I counsel that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all human beings,
including kings and all in positions of prominence; so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives, being godly and upright in everything.
This is what God, our Deliverer, regards as good; this is what meets his approval.
He wants all humanity to be delivered and come to full knowledge of the truth.
For God is one;a and there is but one Mediator between God and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah, himself human,
who gave himself as a ransom on behalf of all, thus providing testimony to God's purpose at just the right time.
This is why I myself was appointed a proclaimer, even an emissary - I am telling the truth, not lying! - a trustworthy and truthful teacher of the Goyim.
Therefore, it is my wish that when the men pray, no matter where, they should lift up hands that are holy - they should not become angry or get into arguments.