1First of all, then, I urge that 1entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of allmen,
22for kings and all who are in aauthority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quietlife in allgodliness and bdignity.
3This is good and acceptable in the sight of 3God our Savior,
44whodesiresallmen to be 5saved and to 6come to the cknowledge of the truth.
For there is 7oneGod, and 8onemediatoralso between God and men, the 9manChristJesus,
who 10gaveHimself as a ransom for all, the 11testimonydgiven at e12the propertime.
713For this I was appointed a fpreacher and 14an apostle (15I am telling the truth, I am not lying ) as a teacher of 16the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8Therefore17I want the men18in everyplace to pray, 19lifting up 20holyhands, withoutwrath and dissension.