2 Therefore I 1exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 afor kings and ball who are in 2authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and 3reverence. 3 For this is cgood and acceptable in the sight dof God our Savior, 4 ewho desires all men to be saved fand to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 gFor there is one God and hone Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 iwho gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 7 jfor which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth 4in Christ and not lying—ka teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
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