1 Timothy 2:2
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English Standard Version
for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

King James Bible
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

American Standard Version
for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For kings, and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity.

English Revised Version
for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

Webster's Bible Translation
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Weymouth New Testament
including kings and all who are in high station, in order that we may live peaceful and tranquil lives with all godliness and gravity.

1 Timothy 2:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Kings (βασιλέων)

In Paul only 2 Corinthians 11:32.

That are in authority (τῶν ἐν ὑπεροχῇ ὄντων)

Ὑπεροχή authority only here and 1 Corinthians 2:1. Several times in lxx Originally, projection, prominence: metaphorically, preeminence, superiority. In Byzantine Greek, a little like our Excellency. This very phrase is found in an inscription of the early Roman period, after 133 b.c., at Pergamum. Paul has the phrase ἐξ ουσίαι ὑπερεχούσαι higher powers, Romans 13:1; and οἱ ὑπερέχοντες those in high places is found Wisd. 6:5.

We may lead (διάγωμεν)

Pasto. Comp. Titus 3:3.

Quiet and peaceable (ἤρεμον καὶ ἡσυχιον)

Ἤρεμος, N.T.o. In Class. only the adverb ἠρέμα quietly. Ἡσύχιος tranquil, oP. Only here and 1 Peter 3:4. In lxx once, Isaiah 66:2. Ἡρεμος denotes quiet arising from the absence of outward disturbance: ἡούχιος tranquillity arising from within. Thus, ἀνήρ ἡσύχιος is the composed, discreet, self-contained man, who keeps himself from rash doing: ἤρεμος ἀνήρ is he who is withdrawn from outward disturbances. Hence, ἤρεμος here may imply keeping aloof from political agitation's and freedom from persecutions.

Honesty (σεμνότητι)

Better, gravity. Honesty, according to the modern acceptation, is an unfortunate rendering. In earlier English it signified becoming department, decency, decorum. So Shakespeare: "He is of a noble strain, of approved valor and confirmed honesty" (Much Ado, ii.1). This noun and the kindred adjective σεμνὸς only in the Pastorals, except Philippians 4:8. The adjective signifies reverend or venerable; exhibiting a dignity which arises from moral elevation, and thus invites reverence. In lxx it is used to characterize the name of God (2 Macc. 6:28); the words of wisdom (Proverbs 8:6); the words of the pure (Proverbs 15:26).

Godliness (εὐσεβεία)

See on 1 Peter 1:3, and see on sound doctrine, 1 Timothy 1:10. oP. Mostly in the Pastorals.

1 Timothy 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

kings.

Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet smells to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants...

Psalm 20:1-4 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you...

Psalm 72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray to the LORD for it...

for all.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

*etc:

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

authority. or, eminent place. that.

Genesis 49:14,15 Issachar is a strong donkey couching down between two burdens...

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life...

Ecclesiastes 8:2-5 I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God...

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

all godliness.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

Titus 2:10-14 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things...

1 Peter 2:9-13 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

2 Peter 1:3-7 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

Cross References
Ezra 6:10
that they may offer pleasing sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

Jeremiah 29:7
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Romans 13:1
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

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