New Living Translation
Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
for kings and all that are in dignity, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all piety and gravity;
World English Bible
for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.
Young's Literal Translation
for kings, and all who are in authority, that a quiet and peaceable life we may lead in all piety and gravity,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:2 For all that are in authority - Seeing even the lowest country magistrates frequently do much good or much harm. God supports the power of magistracy for the sake of his own people, when, in the present state of men, it could not otherwise be kept up in any nation whatever. Godliness - Inward religion; the true worship of God. Honesty - A comprehensive word taking in the whole duty we owe to our neighbour.
LibraryThe First Lie.
"Ye shall not surely die."--GENESIS iii. 4. I.--WHO WAS THE FIRST LIAR? The old serpent, the devil, called elsewhere "the father of lies." But he had not always been a liar; he had fallen from a position very eminent, teaching us not to measure our safety by our condition. The higher we are elevated, the more dreadful the fall. Some of the most degraded vagrants were cradled in comfort, and have wandered from homes of splendour. Perhaps the vilest of the vile once were ministers of the Gospel. …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Believe and be Saved
Introduction to Expositio Fidei.
Then they will be able to offer acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the welfare of the king and his sons.
And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare."
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
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