And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, (A)and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

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Pray for All Men

Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, (A)for kings and (B)all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence.

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  1. 1 Timothy 2:1 encourage
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 a prominent place
  3. 1 Timothy 2:2 dignity

10 (A)that they may offer sacrifices of sweet aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

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Submission to Government(A)

13 (B)Therefore submit yourselves to every [a]ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— 16 (C)as free, yet not (D)using liberty as a cloak for [b]vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear (E)God. Honor the king.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:13 institution
  2. 1 Peter 2:16 wickedness

27 Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; (A)break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. (B)Perhaps there may be (C)a [a]lengthening of your prosperity.”

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  1. Daniel 4:27 prolonging

Daniel Explains the Second Dream

19 Then Daniel, (A)whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts (B)troubled him. So the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.”

Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, may (C)the dream [a]concern those who hate you, and its interpretation [b]concern your enemies!

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  1. Daniel 4:19 be for
  2. Daniel 4:19 for

23 Whatever [a]is commanded by the God of heaven, let it diligently be done for the [b]house of the God of heaven. For why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

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  1. Ezra 7:23 Lit. is from the decree
  2. Ezra 7:23 Temple

Submit to Government

13 Let every soul be (A)subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

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Therefore (A)you must be subject, not only because of wrath (B)but also for conscience’ sake.

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(A)So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

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