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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.