First of all, then, I counsel that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all human beings,
including kings and all in positions of prominence; so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives, being godly and upright in everything.
This is what God, our Deliverer, regards as good; this is what meets his approval.
He wants all humanity to be delivered and come to full knowledge of the truth.
For God is one;a and there is but one Mediator between God and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah, himself human,
who gave himself as a ransom on behalf of all, thus providing testimony to God's purpose at just the right time.
This is why I myself was appointed a proclaimer, even an emissary - I am telling the truth, not lying! - a trustworthy and truthful teacher of the Goyim.
Therefore, it is my wish that when the men pray, no matter where, they should lift up hands that are holy - they should not become angry or get into arguments.
Likewise, the women, when they pray, should be dressed modestly and sensibly in respectable attire, not with elaborate hairstyles and gold jewelry, or pearls, or expensive clothes.
Rather, they should adorn themselves with what is appropriate for women who claim to be worshipping God, namely, good deeds.