Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO 1 TIMOTHY 2\\

In this chapter the apostle exhorts to prayer for all sorts of men,
gives rules and directions about the dress of women, and their
subjection to their husbands; and concludes with some comfort to
them. The apostle exhorts to prayer in the first place, directs to
the several parts and branches of prayer, and points to the persons
to be prayed for, and what should be prayed for on their account,
\\#1Ti 2:1,2\\. And next follow the reasons or arguments engaging to it,
which are taken from the agreeableness of it in the sight of God;
from the will of God, that all men should be saved: from there being
but one God of all, and one Mediator between God and men; from
Christ's giving himself a ransom price for all; and from the apostle
being a preacher of the Gospel to the Gentiles, as well as Jews,
\\#1Ti 2:3-7\\ wherefore he concludes and determines, according
to his apostolical power and authority, that prayer be made in any
place, provided there were faith and purity, and wrath and doubting
were laid aside, \\#1Ti 2:8\\. Also, he exhorts women to appear,
especially in public service, in a modest and becoming dress, and to
adorn themselves with good works, \\#1Ti 2:9,10\\, and that they should
be silent learners, and not teachers, and be in subjection to their
husbands, \\#1Ti 2:11,12\\. The reasons of which subjection are taken
from the formation of Adam before Eve, and from Eve's being
deceived, and not Adam, \\#1Ti 2:13,14\\. However, for the comfort of
women, it is observed, that though in sorrow they bring forth
children, yet through the birth of a Son, the promised Messiah, they
shall be saved, who continue in faith, charity, and holiness, with
sobriety, \\#1Ti 2:15\\.