1 Timothy 2 NIV

Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,1 intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--

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2 for kings and all those in authority,2 that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness3 and holiness.

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3 This is good, and pleases4 God our Savior,5

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4 who wants6 all men7 to be saved8 and to come to a knowledge of the truth.9

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5 For there is one God10 and one mediator11 between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,12

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6 who gave himself as a ransom13 for all men--the testimony14 given in its proper time.15

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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 lying16--and a teacher17 of the true faith to the Gentiles.18

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8 I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands19 in prayer, without anger or disputing.

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9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,20

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10 but with good deeds,21 appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

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11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.22

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12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.23

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13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.24

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14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.25

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15 But womena will be savedb through childbearing--if they continue in faith, love26 and holiness with propriety.

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    • a 2:15 - Greek "she"
    • b 2:15 - Or "restored"