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Godliness in Prayer and Worship

Therefore, first of all I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people— for kings and all who are in authority[a]—so we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and respectfulness. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior. He desires all men to be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth. [b] For there is one God[c] and there is one Mediator between God and men[d]—a human, Messiah Yeshua, who gave Himself as a ransom for all[e]—the testimony at the proper time. For this I was appointed a herald and an emissary (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faithfulness and truth.

So I desire all men to pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands,[f] without anger and argument. Likewise, women are to adorn themselves in appropriate clothing with modesty and sound judgment—not in seductive hairstyles[g] and gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but what is suitable for women claiming godliness, through good deeds. 11 Let a woman receive training in a quiet demeanor with complete respect for order. 12 But I do not allow a woman to train or dictate to a man, but to be in a quiet demeanor. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. [h] 14 Also Adam was not deceived but the woman—being deceived, she fell into transgression. [i] 15 Nevertheless, she will be sustained through childbearing[j]—if they continue in faithfulness and love and holiness, with sound judgment.