The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Timothy 2:1–6

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Instructions on Prayer

2 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 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 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, c who wants everyone d to be saved e and to come to the knowledge of the truth. f

For there is one God g

and one mediator h between God and humanity,

Christ Jesus, Himself human, i

who gave Himself—a ransom for all, j

a testimony at the proper time.

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