1 Timothy 2:1-8 (Lexham English Bible)

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Instructions to Pray for All People

1 Therefore, I urge first of all [that] petitions, prayers, requests, [and] thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people, 2 on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority, in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This [is] good and acceptable before God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For [there is] one God and one mediator between God and human beings, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony at the proper time, 7 for which I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am speaking the truth, [I am] not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and dispute.
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