Bible: 1 Tim 2:9-3:7

Conduct of Women

2:9 Likewise 1  the women are to dress 2  in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. 3  Their adornment must not be 4  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 5  quietly with all submissiveness. 2:12 But I do not allow 6  a woman to teach or exercise authority 7  over a man. She must remain quiet. 8  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, 9  fell into transgression. 10  2:15 But she will be delivered through childbearing, 11  if she 12  continues in faith and love and holiness with self-control.

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

3:1 This saying 13  is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, 14  he desires a good work.” 3:2 The overseer 15  then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, 16  temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3:3 not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. 3:4 He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 17  3:5 But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? 3:6 He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant 18  and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 19  3:7 And he must be well thought of by 20  those outside the faith, 21  so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap. 22 

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