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Instructions on Worship

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,w intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority,x that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godlinessy and holiness. This is good, and pleasesz God our Savior,a who wantsb all peoplec to be savedd and to come to a knowledge of the truth.e For there is one Godf and one mediatorg between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,h who gave himself as a ransomi for all people. This has now been witnessed toj at the proper time.k And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lyingl—and a true and faithful teacherm of the Gentiles.n

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy handso without anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,p 10 but with good deeds,q appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A womana should learn in quietness and full submission.r 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;b she must be quiet.s 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.t 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.u 15 But womenc will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, lovev and holiness with propriety.


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