1 Timothy 2

2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests [petitions or requests individuals made of God], prayers, intercession [prayers for others] and thanksgiving [gratitude for God’s blessings] be made for everyone [indicates scope of Paul’s concern]

2:2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

2:3 This [a life of prayer, dignity, and godliness] is good, and pleases God our Savior,

2:4 who wants [this does not mean that all will be saved] all men to be saved [refers to conversion] and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

2:5 For there is one God [cf. Deut. 6:4] and one mediator [an arbiter or negotiator] between God and men, the man Christ Jesus [cf. Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12],

2:6 who gave himself as a ransom [refers to a price paid to release a captive or slave] for all men—the testimony [Christ’s death] given in its proper time.

2:7 And for this purpose I was appointed a [1] herald and an [2] apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a [3] teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles.

2:8 I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

2:9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

2:10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

2:11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.

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

2:14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.

2:15 But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

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