1 Timothy 2

First of all then, I am urging that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered regularly for all men; for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness an gravity. For this is good and pleasing in the eyes of our Saviour God, whose will it is that all men should be saved, and come into full knowledge of the truth. For God is one; and one is mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom in behalf of all, to be attested in due time. It was for this testimony that I myself was appointed a herald and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), to be a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. My wish, then, is that in every place the men should offer prayer, lifting up holy hands, free from anger and disputation;

in like manner also the women. I desire women to clothe themselves in suitable apparel, adorning themselves with reverence and self- restraint; not with hair plaited with gold or pearls, or with expensive clothes, 10 but (as becomes women proclaiming godliness) with the ornament of good deeds. 11 Let a woman learn quietly in entire submission. 12 I allow no woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man; but let her keep quiet. 13 It was Adam who was first formed, then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived; but it was the woman who was thoroughly deceived, and who became involved in transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she will be saved by the Child-bearing; (so will they all), if they live in faith and love and holiness, with self- restraint.

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