1 Timothy 2:1-8 - English Standard Version (2001)
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First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
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for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
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This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
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who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
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who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
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For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle ( I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
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I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;