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Prayer for All People

First of all, then, I urge that requests,[a] prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people,[b] even for kings[c] and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

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  1. 1 Timothy 2:1 tn Or “petitions.”
  2. 1 Timothy 2:1 tn Grk “all men,” but here ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn) is used generically, referring to both men and women.
  3. 1 Timothy 2:2 tn For “even for kings” the Greek says simply “for kings.”