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1 Timothy 2 (English Standard Version)

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Pray for All People

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 1for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and 2dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and 3it is pleasing in the sight of 4God our Savior, 4 who desires 5all people to be saved and 6to come to 7the knowledge of the truth. 5 For 8there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the mana Christ Jesus, 6 9who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is 10the testimony given 11at the proper time. 7 12For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (13I am telling the truth, I am not lying), 14a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 I desire then that 15in every place the men should pray, 16lifting 17holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9 likewise also 18that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 19but with what is proper for women who profess godliness--with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly 20with all submissiveness. 12 21I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 22For Adam was formed first, 23then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but 24the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15 Yet she will be saved through 25childbearing--if they continue in 26faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
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