23 Whatever is [a]commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done with zeal for the house of the God of heaven, (A)so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.

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  1. Ezra 7:23 Lit from the decree of

(A)Seek the [a]welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and (B)pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its [b]welfare you will have [c]welfare.’

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  1. Jeremiah 29:7 Or peace
  2. Jeremiah 29:7 Or peace
  3. Jeremiah 29:7 Or peace

A Call to Prayer

First of all, then, I urge that (A)entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, (B)for kings and all who are in [a]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [b]dignity.

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  1. 1 Timothy 2:2 Or a high position
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 Or seriousness

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