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1 Timothy 2 (Today's New International Version)

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Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,1 intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- 2 for kings and all those in authority,2 that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness3 and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases4 God our Savior,5 4 who wants6 all people7 to be saved8 and to come to a knowledge of the truth.9 5 For there is one God10 and one mediator11 between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human,12 6 who gave himself as a ransom13 for all people. This has now been witnessed to14 at the proper time.15 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying16--and a true and faithful teacher17 of the Gentiles.18 8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands19 without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,20 10 but with good deeds,21 appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 11 A womana should learn in quietness and full submission.22 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;b c she must be quiet.23 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.24 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.25 15 But womend will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith, love26 and holiness with propriety.
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