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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Timothy 2:1–15

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Instructions on Prayer

2 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, z so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness a and dignity. b This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, c who wants everyone d to be saved e and to come to the knowledge of the truth. f

For there is one God g

and one mediator h between God and humanity,

Christ Jesus, Himself human, i

who gave Himself—a ransom for all, j

a testimony at the proper time.

For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle k (I am telling the truth; l I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles m in faith and truth.

Instructions to Men and Women

Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument. n Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, o with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles, gold, p pearls, or expensive apparel, 10 but with good works, q as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God. 11 A woman should learn in silence with full submission. r 12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to be silent. 13 For Adam was created first, then Eve. s 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed. t 15 But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues u in faith, love, and holiness, v with good judgment.

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