1 Timothy 2

Prayer for All People

2:1 First of all, then, I urge that requests,1 prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people,2 2:2 even for kings3 and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 2:3 Such prayer for all4 is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 2:4 since he wants5 all people6 to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 2:5 For there is one God and one intermediary7 between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, himself human,8 2:6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, revealing God’s purpose at his appointed time.9 2:7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle – I am telling the truth;10 I am not lying – and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 2:8 So I want the men11 to pray12 in every place, lifting up holy hands13 without anger or dispute.

Conduct of Women

2:9 Likewise14 the women are to dress15 in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control.16 Their adornment must not be17 with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 2:10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. 2:11 A woman must learn18 quietly with all submissiveness. 2:12 But I do not allow19 a woman to teach or exercise authority20 over a man. She must remain quiet.21 2:13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived,22 fell into transgression.23 2:15 But she will be delivered through childbearing,24 if she25 continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

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