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1_Timothy Chapter 2 - New American Standard Bible

1. FIRST of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

2. for kings and all who are in [2] authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [1] dignity.

3. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4. who desires all men to be saved and to come to the [3] knowledge of the truth.

5. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

6. who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [5] given at [4] the proper time.

7. For this I was appointed a [6] preacher and an apostle ( I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8. Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

9. Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [7] modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,

10. but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.

11. A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.

12. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

13. For it was Adam who was first [8] created, and then Eve.

14. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, [9] fell into transgression.

15. But women will be [11] preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with [10] self-restraint.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit its own times
  • 2: Or herald
  • 3: Lit with modesty
  • 4: Or formed
  • 5: Lit has come
  • 6: Lit saved
  • 7: Or discretion
  • 8: Or bishop
  • 9: Lit The
  • 10: Lit not
  • 11: Lit of the devil

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