1 Timothy 2 NAS

A Call to Prayer

1 First of all, then, I urge that 1entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

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2 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

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    • a 2:2 - Or "a high position"
    • b 2:2 - Or "seriousness"
      3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of 3God our Savior,

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      4 4who desires all men to be 5saved and to 6come to the knowledge of the truth.

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      5 For there is 7one God, and 8one mediator also between God and men, the 9man Christ Jesus,

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      6 who 10gave Himself as a ransom for all, the 11testimony given at 12the proper time.

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        • d 2:6 - Or to be given
        • e 2:6 - Lit "its own times"
          7 13For this I was appointed a preacher and 14an apostle (15I am telling the truth, I am not lying ) as a teacher of 16the Gentiles in faith and truth.

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          Women Instructed

          9 Likewise, I want 21women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,

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            • g 2:9 - Lit "with modesty"
              10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
              11 22A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.

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              12 23But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

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              13 24For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.

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              14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but 25the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

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              15 But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in 26faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

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                • j 2:15 - Lit "saved"
                • k 2:15 - Or "discretion"