2 I exhort (request, implore) therefore, that, first of all, supplications (bind, betroth), prayers, intercessions (entreat with favor), and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings (emperors, rulers), and for all that are in authority (leadership); that we may lead a quiet (tranquil) and peaceable (steadfast hold on) life in all godliness* and honesty.
- (*G2150 εὐσέβεια eusebeia (ef-se’-ɓei-a) n. 1. well-reverence. 2. devout reverence in attitude, conduct, and deed. 3. (specially) the gospel plan.)
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
- (note here that Paul is telling us that YHVH is the originator of Salvation. That is why the name of Yeshua is literally “Yah is my salvation”.
- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
4 Who will have* all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge (full discernment) of the truth.
- (*G2309 θέλω thelo (the’-lō) v. to determine, i.e. choose or prefer. Romans 8:29 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”)