1 Timothy 2:3-13 NIV

3 This is good, and pleases1 God our Savior,2

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4 who wants3 all men4 to be saved5 and to come to a knowledge of the truth.6

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5 For there is one God7 and one mediator8 between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,9

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6 who gave himself as a ransom10 for all men--the testimony11 given in its proper time.12

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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 lying13--and a teacher14 of the true faith to the Gentiles.15

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8 I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands16 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,17

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10 but with good deeds,18 appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

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11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.19

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12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.20

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13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.21

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