Love this version of 1 Timothy 2:1-6 from The Good News Bible, Todays English Version.
"First of all, then, I urge petitions, prayers, requests and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with proper conduct.
This is good and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to know the Truth.
For there is one God, and there is one who brings God and mankind together, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself to redeem all mankind."
Amen and amen!