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1 Timothy 2 NIV

Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—

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

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3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

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4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

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5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

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6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

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7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

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8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

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9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

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

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11 A womana should learn in quietness and full submission.

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    • a 2:11 - Or "wife" ; also in verse 12
      12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;b she must be quiet.

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        • b 2:12 - Or "over her husband"
          13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

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

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

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          • a 2:11 - Or "wife" ; also in verse 12
          • b 2:12 - Or "over her husband"
          • c 2:15 - Greek "she"