Therefore, I urge first of all [that] petitions, prayers, requests, [and] thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people,
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.
This [is] good and acceptable before God our Savior,
who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
For [there is] one God and one mediator between God and human beings, the man Christ Jesus,
who gave himself a ransom for all, the testimony at the proper time,
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.
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and dispute.