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Exhortation to Prayer

First of all, then, I exhort that (A)petitions and prayers, requests and thanksgivings, be made for all men, (B)for kings and all who are in [a]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [b]dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of (C)God our Savior, (D)who desires all men to be (E)saved and to (F)come to the [c]full knowledge of the truth. For there is (G)one God, and (H)one mediator also between God and men, the (I)man Christ Jesus, who (J)gave Himself as a ransom for all, the (K)witness for [d](L)this proper time. (M)For this I was appointed a [e]preacher and (N)an apostle ((O)I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of (P)the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Therefore (Q)I want the men (R)in every place to pray, (S)lifting up (T)holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

Instructions for Women

Likewise, I want (U)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, with modesty and self-restraint, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women professing godliness. 11 (V)A woman must learn in quietness, in all submission. 12 (W)But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 (X)For it was Adam who was first formed, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but (Y)the woman being deceived, [f]fell into trespass. 15 But she will be [g]saved through the bearing of children, if they continue in (Z)faith and love and sanctification with self-restraint.


  1. 1 Timothy 2:2 Or a high position
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 Or seriousness
  3. 1 Timothy 2:4 Or recognition
  4. 1 Timothy 2:6 Lit its own times
  5. 1 Timothy 2:7 Or herald
  6. 1 Timothy 2:14 Lit has come
  7. 1 Timothy 2:15 Or vindicated, cf. 4:16