Instructions for Believers

Therefore (A)I want the men (B)in every place to pray, (C)lifting up (D)holy hands, without anger and dispute. Likewise, I want (E)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [a]modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive apparel, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 (F)A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 (G)But I do not allow a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 (H)For it was Adam who was first [b]created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but (I)the woman was [c]deceived and [d]became a wrongdoer. 15 But [e]women will be [f]preserved through [g]childbirth—if they continue in (J)faith, love, and sanctity, with moderation.

Read full chapter


  1. 1 Timothy 2:9 Lit with modesty
  2. 1 Timothy 2:13 Or formed
  3. 1 Timothy 2:14 Or thoroughly deceived
  4. 1 Timothy 2:14 Lit has become
  5. 1 Timothy 2:15 Lit she
  6. 1 Timothy 2:15 Or saved
  7. 1 Timothy 2:15 Or the childbirth; or the bearing of children

Bible Gateway Recommends