1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people;
2 for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with proper conduct.
3 This is good and it pleases God our Savior,
4 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to know the truth.
5 For there is one God, and there is one who brings God and human beings together, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself to redeem the whole human race. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved,
7 and that is why I was sent as an apostle and teacher of the Gentiles, to proclaim the message of faith and truth. I am not lying; I am telling the truth! 1

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8 In every church service I want the men to pray, men who are dedicated to God and can lift up their hands in prayer without anger or argument.
9 I also want the women to be modest and sensible about their clothes and to dress properly; not with fancy hair styles or with gold ornaments or pearls or expensive dresses, 2

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10 but with good deeds, as is proper for women who claim to be religious.
11 Women should learn in silence and all humility.
12 I do not allow them to teach or to have authority over men; they must keep quiet.
13 For Adam was created first, and then Eve. 3

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14 And it was not Adam who was deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and broke God's law. 4

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15 But a woman will be saved through having children, a if she perseveres b in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.

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    • a 2:15 - will be saved through having children; [or] will be kept safe through childbirth.
    • b 2:15 - if she perseveres; [or] if they persevere.