1 Timothy 2:1-10 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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