Therefore I beseech first of all things, that beseechings, prayers, askings, doing of thankings, be made for all men,
for kings and all that be set in highness, that we lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity.
For this thing is good and accepted before God, our Saviour,
that will that all men be made safe, and that they come to the knowing of truth. [that will all men to be made safe, and to come to the knowing of truth.]
For one God and one mediator is of God and of men, a man Christ Jesus,
that gave himself redemption for all men. Whose witnessing is confirmed in his times;
in which I am set a preacher and an apostle. For I say truth, and I lie not, that am a teacher of heathen men in faith and in truth [Soothly I say truth in Christ Jesus, and I lie not, a teacher of heathen men in faith and truth].
Therefore I will, that men pray in all place, lifting up clean hands without wrath and strife [lifting up clean hands without wrath and disputing, or strife].