Upute za bogoštovlje
1Prije svega, molite se za sve ljude; prizivajte Božju milost za njih i zahvaljujte Bogu. 2Molite se i za kraljeve i za sve koji su na vlasti, da možemo živjeti u miru i spokojno, u svoj pobožnosti i svetosti. 3To je dobro i ugodno našemu Bogu Spasitelju 4jer on želi da se svi ljudi spase i da spoznaju ovu istinu: 5jedan je Bog i jedan je posrednik između Boga i ljudi, Čovjek Isus Krist, 6koji je svoj život položio kao otkupninu za sve čovječanstvo. To je poruka koju je Bog dao svijetu u pravo vrijeme. 7A ja sam—istinu govorim, ne lažem—postavljen propovjednikom i apostolom, da poučavam pogane u vjeri i istini.
8Želim da se muškarci, gdje god se okupljate, mole podižući čiste ruke prema Bogu, bez srdžbe i raspravljanja. 9A žene neka se oblače pristojno. Neka se rese skromnošću i razborom, a ne upadljivim frizurama, zlatom, biserjem ili skupocjenom odjećom. 10Žena koja se smatra vjernicom trebala bi se resiti dobrim djelima.
11Neka žene slušaju pouku i uče tiho i pokorno. 12Ne dopuštam da žena poučava niti da gospodari nad mužem. Neka šuti i sluša. 13Jer Bog je najprije stvorio Adama, pa tek onda Evu. 14I Sotona nije prevario Adama, nego Evu; ona je prva zgriješila. 15Ali Bog će ženama sačuvati život za vrijeme porođaja2:15 Ili: žena će se spasiti rađanjem djece budu li ustrajale u vjeri, ljubavi, svetosti i razboritosti.
Teachings About Worship
1First, I want you to pray for all people. Ask God to help and bless them. Give thanks for them. 2Pray for kings. Pray for everyone who is in authority. Pray that we can live peaceful and quiet lives. And pray that we will be godly and holy. 3This is good, and it pleases God our Savior. 4He wants all people to be saved. He wants them to come to know the truth. 5There is only one God. And there is only one go-between for God and human beings. He is the man Christ Jesus. 6He gave himself to pay for the sins of all people. We have been told this message at just the right time. 7I was appointed to be a messenger and an apostle to preach the good news. I am telling the truth. I’m not lying. God appointed me to be a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
8So I want the men in every place to pray. I want them to lift up holy hands. I don’t want them to be angry when they pray. I don’t want them to argue. 9In the same way, I want the women to be careful how they dress. They should wear clothes that are right and proper. They shouldn’t wear their hair in very fancy styles. They shouldn’t wear gold or pearls. They shouldn’t wear clothes that cost a lot of money. 10Instead, they should put on good works as if good works were their clothes. This is proper for women who claim to worship God.
11When a woman is learning, she should be quiet. She should follow her leaders in every way. 12I do not let women teach or take authority over a man. They must be quiet. 13That’s because Adam was made first. Then Eve was made. 14Adam was not the one who was tricked. The woman was tricked and became a sinner. 15Will women be saved by having children? Only if they keep on believing, loving, and leading a holy life in a proper way.