1 Timothy 2:11

11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission.

1 Timothy 2:11 in Other Translations

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness.
11 Women should learn quietly and submissively.
11 I don't let women take over and tell the men what to do.
11 A woman should learn in silence with full submission.

1 Timothy 2:11 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 2:11

Let the woman learn in silence
The apostle goes on to give some other instructions to women, how they should behave themselves in public worship, in the church of God; he would have them be learners and not teachers, sit and hear, and learn more of Christ, and of the truth of the Gospel, and to maintain good works; and he would have them learn in silence, and not offer to rise and speak, under a pretence of having a word from the Lord, or of being under an impulse of the Spirit of the Lord, as some frantic women have done; and if they should meet with anything, under the ministry of the word, they did not understand, or they had an objection to, they were not to speak in public, but ask their own husbands at home; see ( 1 Corinthians 14:34 1 Corinthians 14:35 ) . And thus, they were to behave

with all subjection;
both to the ministers of the word, and to their own husbands; obeying from the heart the form of doctrine delivered to them; and submitting cheerfully to the ordinances of Christ; the whole of which is a professed subjection to the Gospel, and which becomes all professing godliness.

1 Timothy 2:11 In-Context

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.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Peter 3:3,4; 1 Corinthians 14:34

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "wife" ; also in verse 12
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