1 Timothy 2:10

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

1 Timothy 2:10 in Other Translations

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness--with good works.
10 For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
10 but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
10 but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.

1 Timothy 2:10 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 2:10

But (which becometh women professing god likeness)
By which is meant not any particular grace, was it, the fear of God might be designed, and so the Syriac version renders it; nor the whole of internal religion only; nor the form of godliness, or the whole scheme of Gospel truth, which is according to godliness; nor only outward holiness of life and conversation; but the whole of all this, all religion, internal and external, the whole of godliness, both in a doctrinal and in a practical way. All this, these women the apostle gives directions unto, had made a profession of, and had been baptized upon it, and received members of churches; and as yet held their profession: and such persons, it best became them not so much to adorn themselves with any outward adornings, as

with good works;
such as are mentioned in ( 1 Thessalonians 5:10 ) ( 1 Peter 3:3-5 ) Good works are like good clothes, to which the apostle alludes; they do not make persons men and women, but they adorn them as such; so good works, they do not make men and women Christians, or believers, but they adorn them as such; they are ornaments to their persons, and to their profession, and to the Gospel they profess. See ( Titus 2:10 ) .

1 Timothy 2:10 In-Context

8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands 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,
10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.
12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

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