First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
1for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and 2dignified in every way.
This is good, and 3it is pleasing in the sight of 4God our Savior,
who desires 5all people to be saved and 6to come to 7the knowledge of the truth.
For 8there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
9who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is 10the testimony given 11at the proper time.
12For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (13I am telling the truth, I am not lying), 14a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
I desire then that 15in every place the men should pray, 16lifting 17holy hands without anger or quarreling;