1 Timothy 2 TNIV

Instructions on Worship

1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,1 intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--

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2 for kings and all those in authority,2 that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness3 and holiness.

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3 This is good, and pleases4 God our Savior,5

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4 who wants6 all people7 to be saved8 and to come to a knowledge of the truth.9

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5 For there is one God10 and one mediator11 between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human,12

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6 who gave himself as a ransom13 for all people. This has now been witnessed to14 at the proper time.15

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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

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8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands19 without anger or disputing.

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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

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10 but with good deeds,21 appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

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11 A womana should learn in quietness and full submission.22

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    • a 2:11 - Or "wife"; also in verse 12
      12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;b c she must be quiet.23

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        • b 2:12 - Or "teach a man in a domineering way;" or "teach or to exercise" (or "have") "authority over a man"
        • c 2:12 - Or "over her husband"
          13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.24

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          14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.25

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          15 But womend will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith, love26 and holiness with propriety.

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