1 Timothy 2:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Kings, and for all that are in authoritie, that we may leade a quiet and peaceable life in all godlinesse and honestie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For kings and all those in authority; so that we may have a calm and quiet life in all fear of God and serious behaviour.
- Basic English Bible

for kings and all that are in dignity, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all piety and gravity;
- Darby Bible

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

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

for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.
- World English Bible

for kingis and alle that ben set in hiynesse, that we leden a quyet and a pesible lijf, in al pite and chastite.
- Wycliffe Bible

for kings, and all who are in authority, that a quiet and peaceable life we may lead in all piety and gravity,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 2:2


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 2:2


1Ti 2:2 For kings, and [for] all that are in authority. For all rulers over us. This duty is not dependent on the righteousness of the rulers. The Roman emperors were intensely wicked. Jews were enjoined to pray for their heathen rules (Jer 29:7 Ezr 6:10). That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. The special object of these prayers is that the earthly rulers may be so overruled that Christians shall live and worship in peace. Wars, seditions and persecutions would be injurious to the saints.

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