who gave himself to redeem the whole human race. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved,
and that is why I was sent as an apostle and teacher of the Gentiles, to proclaim the message of faith and truth. I am not lying; I am telling the truth! 1
In every church service I want the men to pray, men who are dedicated to God and can lift up their hands in prayer without anger or argument.
I also want the women to be modest and sensible about their clothes and to dress properly; not with fancy hair styles or with gold ornaments or pearls or expensive dresses, 2
but with good deeds, as is proper for women who claim to be religious.
Women should learn in silence and all humility.
I do not allow them to teach or to have authority over men; they must keep quiet.
For Adam was created first, and then Eve. 3
And it was not Adam who was deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and broke God's law. 4
But a woman will be saved through having children, if she perseveres in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.