Timothy (The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to )

1. Timothy, Chapter 2

I exhort, then, first of all, there be made supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, for all men:

for kings, and all who are in authority, that a quiet and peaceable life we may lead in all piety and gravity,

for this [is] right and acceptable before God our Saviour,

who doth will all men to be saved, and to come to the full knowledge of the truth;

for one [is] God, one also [is] mediator of God and of men, the man Christ Jesus,

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who did give himself a ransom for all -- the testimony in its own times --

in regard to which I was set a preacher and apostle -- truth I say in Christ, I do not lie -- a teacher of nations, in faith and truth.

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I wish, therefore, that men pray in every place, lifting up kind hands, apart from anger and reasoning;

in like manner also the women, in becoming apparel, with modesty and sobriety to adorn themselves, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or garments of great price,

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but -- which becometh women professing godly piety -- through good works.

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Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,

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and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,

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for Adam was first formed, then Eve,

and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, having been deceived, into transgression came,

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and she shall be saved through the child-bearing, if they remain in faith, and love, and sanctification, with sobriety.

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