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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.”

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I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,(A) intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority,(B) that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness(C) and holiness.

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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

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