New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Timothy 2:1–8

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A Call to Prayer

1 First of all, then, I urge that aentreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

2 afor kings and all who are in 1authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and 2dignity.

3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of aGod our Savior,

4 awho desires all men to be bsaved and to ccome to the 1knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is aone God, and bone mediator also between God and men, the cman Christ Jesus,

6 who agave Himself as a ransom for all, the btestimony 1given at 2cthe proper time.

7 aFor this I was appointed a 1preacher and ban apostle (cI am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of dthe Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 Therefore aI want the men bin every place to pray, clifting up dholy hands, without wrath and dissension.

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