For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
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George Leo Haydock
For kings, who were then heathens, this being in Nero's time. (Witham)
Upon the happiness of the king generally depends that of his subjects. We pray for the emperors, says Tertullian, that God would grant them a long life, a secure throne, and a safe family, brave armies, a faithful council, and a just people. In fine, that he would grant them peace, and whatever else they could wish, either for themselves or their empire. (Apologet. cap. 30.)