1 Timothy 2
A Call to Prayer
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in [a]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [b]dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the [c]knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [d]given at [e]the proper time. For this I was appointed a [f]preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [g]modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first [h]created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, [i]fell into transgression. But women will be [j]preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with [k]self-restraint.
- 1 Timothy 2:2 Or a high position
- 1 Timothy 2:2 Or seriousness
- 1 Timothy 2:4 Or recognition
- 1 Timothy 2:6 Or to be given
- 1 Timothy 2:6 Lit its own times
- 1 Timothy 2:7 Or herald
- 1 Timothy 2:9 Lit with modesty
- 1 Timothy 2:13 Or formed
- 1 Timothy 2:14 Lit has come
- 1 Timothy 2:15 Lit saved
- 1 Timothy 2:15 Or discretion