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1 Timothy 2

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That it is meet to pray and give thanks for all men, and the reason why.

2:1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men:

2:2 for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.

2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

2:4 who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.

2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

2:6 who gave himself as a ransom for all; the testimony in its own times;

2:7 to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth in Christ, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

2:8 I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

How women should be attired.

2:9 In the same way, that women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;

2:10 but (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

2:11 Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection.

They are not permitted to teach.

2:12 But I donít permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness.

2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

2:14 Adam wasnít deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience;

They shall be saved, notwithstanding the testimonies of God's wrath, in childbirth, if they continue in faith.

2:15 but she will be saved through her childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

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