Bible: 1 Tim 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 kings 3 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 all 4 is good and welcomed before God our Savior, 2:4 since he wants 5 all people 6 to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 2:5 For there is one God and one intermediary 7 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 men 11 to pray 12 in every place, lifting up holy hands 13 without anger or dispute.
Conduct of Women
2:9 Likewise 14 the women are to dress 15 in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. 16 Their adornment must not be 17 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 learn 18 quietly with all submissiveness. 2:12 But I do not allow 19 a woman to teach or exercise authority 20 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 she 25 continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.