2 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, z so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness a and dignity. b 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, c 4 who wants everyone d to be saved e and to come to the knowledge of the truth. f
5 For there is one God g
and one mediator h between God and humanity,
Christ Jesus, Himself human, i
6 who gave Himself—a ransom for all, j
a testimony at the proper time.