And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions
but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
I don't let women take over and tell the men what to do.
They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else.
Adam was made first, then Eve;
woman was deceived first - our pioneer in sin! - with Adam right on her heels.
On the other hand, her childbearing brought about salvation, reversing Eve. But this salvation only comes to those who continue in faith, love, and holiness, gathering it all into maturity. You can depend on this.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)