1 Timothy 2:12

12 They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else.

1 Timothy 2:12 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 2:12

But I suffer not a woman to teach,
&c,] They may teach in private, in their own houses and families; they are to be teachers of good things, ( Titus 2:3 ) . They are to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; nor is the law or doctrine of a mother to be forsaken, any more than the instruction of a father; see ( Proverbs 1:8 ) ( 31:1-4 ) . Timothy, no doubt, received much advantage, from the private teachings and instructions of his mother Eunice, and grandmother Lois; but then women are not to teach in the church; for that is an act of power and authority, and supposes the persons that teach to be of a superior degree, and in a superior office, and to have superior abilities to those who are taught by them:

nor to usurp authority over the man;
as not in civil and political things, or in things relating to civil government; and in things domestic, or the affairs of the family; so not in things ecclesiastical, or what relate to the church and government of it; for one part of rule is to feed the church with knowledge and understanding; and for a woman to take upon her to do this, is to usurp an authority over the man: this therefore she ought not to do,

but to be in silence;
to sit and hear quietly and silently, and learn, and not teach, as in ( 1 Timothy 2:11 ) .

1 Timothy 2:12 In-Context

10 but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
11 I don't let women take over and tell the men what to do.
12 They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else.
13 Adam was made first, then Eve;
14 woman was deceived first - our pioneer in sin! - with Adam right on her heels.
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