1 Timothy 2:1-9 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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