Therefore (A)I want the men (B)in every place to pray, (C)lifting up (D)holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

Women Instructed

Likewise, I want (E)women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, [a]modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 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 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 being deceived, [c]fell into transgression. 15 But women will be [d]preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in (J)faith and love and sanctity with [e]self-restraint.

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  1. 1 Timothy 2:9 Lit with modesty
  2. 1 Timothy 2:13 Or formed
  3. 1 Timothy 2:14 Lit has come
  4. 1 Timothy 2:15 Lit saved
  5. 1 Timothy 2:15 Or discretion