21 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-
21 I exhort exhort: or, desire therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
21 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
21 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.
2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; authority: or, eminent place that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
2 Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation.