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2:8 every place. This probably refers to corporate worship.
men. Paul assumes in 1 Cor. 11:5 that women, too, will pray when the church meets for worship. Here he is addressing a specific problem at Ephesus.
lifting holy hands. On this posture in prayer, see Ps. 63:4; 141:2.
without anger or quarreling. Paul is not concerned to mandate a particular posture, but to encourage a proper attitude (1:5).