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.

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